University Challenge board game

Worksheet One- University Stages Teachers’ instructions:

Photocopy and cut up one copy of the cards below per 2 or 3 students. In groups, get them to try and put the cards in the order they happen for a typical university student. Then give one copy of the Worksheet 2 game board for them to check their answers (other orders are also possible). Then let them check with the next page.

 

You read the university brochure

You ask for an application form

 

You fill in the application form

You are sent a provisional offer

 

You have an interview

 

You send off the application form

You take the necessary exams

You send copies of your exam results

You are accepted on the course

 

You travel to the university

 

You pay for your course

 

You apply for a student visa

You are shown your room in the halls of residence

Freshers week starts

 

You join some university clubs

 

You are given your first assignment

You have your first lecture

 

You meet your tutor

 

You take your first year exams

 

You write your final dissertation

You take your finals

 

You get your degree certificate

You go to your graduation ceremony

 

You get your final results

 




University Challenge board game Worksheet Two- The Board Game Keep on tossing a coin until you get a tail. Move the number of heads you threw + one.

 

Set challenges for each other for each square, e.g. heads = you can’t understand the brochure/ tails = no problem. If you can sort out any problems you have by talking to someone (face to face or on the phone) you can stay on the square you have moved to. Otherwise you must go back to your previous place.

1. You read the university brochure

2. You ask for an application form

3. You fill in the application form

6. You are sent a provisional offer

5. You have an interview

4. You send off the application form

7. You take the necessary exams

8. You send copies of your exam results

9. You are accepted on the course

 

12. You travel to the university

11. You pay for your course

10. You apply for a student visa

13. You are shown your room in the halls of residence

14. Freshers week starts

15. You join some university clubs

18. You are given your first assignment

17. You have your first lecture

 

16. You meet your tutor

19. You take your first year exams

 

20. You write your final dissertation

21. You take your finals

 

24. You get your degree certificate

23. You go to your graduation ceremony

 

22. You get your final result

 

USEFUL LANGUAGE to play the game: It’s my/your/ his/ her turn; Can you (pretend to) be my tutor?; Can I have/ can you pass me the coin, please?; Toss the coin; It’s a head; (You can) move three spaces; Toss the coin again; I’ve/ you’ve reached the end; Congratulations

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