Cities and Towns ESL Worksheets, Games and Activities

Places in the City

ESL Cities and Towns Worksheet - Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing: Unscrambling, Gap-fill, Writing a Story - Speaking: Asking and Answering Questions, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

This places in a city worksheet helps students practice vocabulary for public places in a city. Students begin by discussing two questions related to places in their city or town. Students then complete definitions by unscrambling words related to public places. Next, students use the unscrambled words to complete a story about a horrible Saturday. After that, students use public places vocabulary in a box to write a short story about a great Sunday. When the students have finished, they read their stories to the class, who then vote on which story sounds like the best Sunday. Students then use the words from the box to complete conversation questions related to public places. Finally, in pairs, students ask and answer the questions, giving as much detail as possible.
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Urban Explorers

ESL Cities and Towns Activity - Vocabulary: Unscrambling, Matching, Guessing - Group and Pair Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 20 minutes

In this free public places activity, students explain why people went to different public places and match the reasons with the places. In two groups, students unscramble sentences on their worksheet and then match each name with a public place according to their sentence. Next, students pair up with someone from the other group and take it in turns to ask their partner where the people at the bottom of their worksheet went, e.g. 'Where did Marta go?' Their partner then reads the sentence for that person using the word 'blank' for the missing place, e.g. 'Marta went to the 'blank' because she wanted to see a new film.' The other student listens to the clue and tries to guess the place from the choices provided. When the student guesses correctly, they write the place in the space provided.
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City Limits Lingo

ESL Cities and Towns Activity - Vocabulary: Writing Clues, Describing, Guessing - Group and Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this city vocabulary activity, students complete a crossword by describing and guessing words related to cities, towns, and public places. In two groups, students invent and write down clues for the words written on their crossword. Next, students pair up with someone from the other group and take turns asking their partner for a clue to one of their missing words. Their partner reads out the clue for that word, and the other student tries to guess what it is. If the student guesses the word successfully, they write it on their crossword. If not, their partner continues to give more clues until the student is able to guess the word. Afterwards, students check their spelling by comparing crosswords.
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