Love, Romance and Dating ESL Games and Worksheets

Let's talk about love!

ESL Love and Dating Worksheet - Vocabulary and Writing Exercises: Word Search, Gap-fill, Sentence Completion, Listing - Speaking Activity: Freer Practice - Pair Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this intriguing love and dating worksheet, students practice love and relationship vocabulary. First, students find ten love and relationship words in a word search. Students then use the love and relationship words to complete sentences. Next, students complete sentences about love and relationships with their own ideas and then compare their answers with a partner. After that, students write down two additional adjectives that can be used to describe each noun. Following that, students underline the correct word in each sentence to complete a love story. Finally, students ask and answer questions about love and relationships with a partner.
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Love Story Scramble

ESL Love Story Game - Vocabulary: Matching, Pelmanism, Gap-fill, Ordering - Pair Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this enjoyable love story game, students match gap-fill sentences from a love story with related vocabulary and then race to put the story in order. First, students play a pelmanism game where they match and complete sentences from a love story with related vocabulary. In pairs, students take turns turning over one vocabulary card and one gap-fill sentence card. If the word completes the sentence, the student reads the sentence aloud, keeps the two cards and has another turn, e.g. 'Once upon a time, there was a single girl named Lily'. If the two cards don't match, the student turns them back over. The student with the most pairs of cards at the end of the game wins. Next, pairs race to order the sentences to form a love story. Students place their pairs of cards face-up on the table and write the words into the gap-fill sentences. Students then order the sentence to form a love story by numbering the sentence cards. The first pair to do this wins. Afterwards, go through the order of the story with the class and review the related vocabulary.
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Happily Ever After

ESL Love and Romance Activity - Vocabulary and Reading Exercises: Ordering, Matching - Speaking Activity: Asking and Answering Questions, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 25 minutes

This free love story activity helps students practice vocabulary related to love and romance. First, in pairs, students arrange sentence strips in the correct order to reveal a love story. Working alone, students then match love and romance words and phrases from a box with their definitions using the bold words from the story to help give context. After that, students complete love and romance conversation questions with the words and phrases in their correct form. Lastly, students discuss the conversation questions in pairs.
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The Game of Love

ESL Love, Romance and Dating Board Game - Vocabulary and Speaking: Impromptu Speech, Communicative Practice - Group Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 30 minutes

Here is an engaging love-themed board game to help students practice talking about love, romance and dating. In groups, students take turns rolling the dice and moving their counter along the board. When a student lands on a square, they talk about the love, romance or dating topic on the square for 30 seconds. If a student can't think of anything to say or stops talking before the 30 seconds are up, they go back two squares. The first student to reach the finish wins the game.
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The Language of Love

ESL Love and Dating Board Worksheet - Reading and Vocabulary Exercises: Binary Choice, Gap-fill - Speaking Activity: Discussion, Communicative Practice - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 30 minutes

This love vocabulary worksheet helps students practice verbs and phrasal verbs related to love, romance and dating. First, students put lines from a dialogue in the correct order. Students then match verbs and phrasal verbs related to love with their definitions. Next, students underline the correct love-related verb or phrasal verb in each sentence. After that, students complete love conversation questions with verbs from a box in their correct form. Students then move on to discuss the questions with a partner. Afterwards, in pairs, students discuss the advantages of being single versus being in a relationship, listing their reasons in a table. Lastly, students find a new partner and compare their lists.
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