Are you a Pokemon? Do you like Pokemon? – Conversation practice board game – Update

Are you a Pokemon? Do you like Pokemon? – Conversation practice board game - Update


A combination of Present Tense “Are you…?” (Question, Response, Negative) and Present Tense “Do you…?” (Question, Response, Negative) – Are you a Pokemon? Yes, I am. No, I’m not. Do you like Pokemon? Yes, I do. No, I don’t.


Print one board for each student.


If you are a returning user to my site you may recognize this board game. But I assure you it is different! Updated even.

In the New Horizons English Course 1 for JHS, the textbook has thrown me the curve ball of combining two target languages into one lesson instead of the traditional one by one style. Due to this I have combined said dual grammar points into a conversational activity.

On the left side of the red line we have “Are you-?” based questions” and on the right of the red line “Do you-?” questions.

Have the students in pairs or groups place an eraser on the start. Make them rock-paper-scissors to see who goes first. The first student will ask another student a question based on the prompts. For example the first question is “Are you you twelve years old?” The other student will give a yes or no answer, (hopefully a full answer such as “Yes, I am.” instead of just “yes.”) Depending on the answer the asking student will move to the next circle according to the yes/no lines.

Have them keep going round and asking questions and moving across the board. Remind them to change their line of questioning once they cross the red line, changing it up from “Are you-?” to “Do you-?”

Funny enough, I asked my kids after this lesson, “Do you like Pokemon?” and a good portion of them said “No, I don’t.” Ugh. I am out of touch with the youth. What are kids into these days? Maybe Pogs will come back.



I thought it might be a good idea to give you all some individual Pokeballs for swapping things around. I am not sure if these are all of them so I included a Photoshop PDF in case you wanted to change things to fit your needs. (Just open the PDF in Photoshop and you should be able to edit.) Also the font I used was American Typewriter.

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