A selection of upper intermediate-level games and activities to practise various grammar points, including the present passive, the second conditional, the past perfect and lots more.
Upper intermediate lesson plans
A domino game at upper intermediate level to practise using since and for with time expressions.
A picture and guessing game at upper intermediate level which involves students using their imagination to complete sentences in order to practise the second conditional.
A card game at upper intermediate level to practise using present passives that can be played as a group game or a team game.
A mingling game at upper intermediate level to practise the past perfect and past simple.
A matching activity at upper intermediate level to practise correct use of question tags.
A matching activity for small groups that practises the use of was going to.
A team competition at upper intermediate level to practise the reported commands He/She told you to … and He/She said to …
A team game at upper intermediate level to practise I wish I had …, I wish I could …, I wish you would … .
Students write predictions about their partner. They use language such as ‘In ten year’s time’, ‘By this time tomorrow’ and ‘By 2050’ in order to practise the future perfect.
Students work together to decide who they think commited a burglary using evidence cards and practising past modals.
Students take part in a small-group reading maze game to practise the third conditional.
A small-group card game to practise the past perfect continuous.
A small-group guessing game to practise the past passive.
A pairwork game to practise should have and shouldn’t have.