'Be' Verb Fruit Basket

Students play the Japanese favorite Fruit Basket game using the verb 'to be'.

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Originally submitted by Anonymous on Aug 6, 2007.


  • Cards for each student with a 'be' verb conjugation – is, am or are.


  • This game is played according to the regular rules of Fruit Basket.
  • After receiving one of the 'be' conjugations, the students sit in a circle.
  • One student stands in the middle of the circle and calls out any noun – I, we, he, she, Bob, dog, etc. The players wearing the verb conjugation that corresponds with that noun - 'is' corresponds with he whereas 'am' does not - stand and switch places.
  • The last student standing must then make a sentence with the noun and verb combo just used – He is a baseball player.
  • Once completed, the student calls out the next noun.


  • This activity requires the students have a fair grasp how verbs and nouns work together in the English language, so this is best used as a review game.

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Estimated time: 15-30 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

January 10, 2020


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