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FOUR IN A ROW
Aim: To get four symbols in a row
Method:
Choose a square and click on it. Click on the matching words in the box that appears. If you are right the picture is replaced by an X. Continue until you have won four squares in a row.
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Select your first topic:
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Family - members

Family - my siblings

Body - parts of the body

Body - the head

Body - hair colour and style

People - portraits

People - appearance

People - clothes 1

People - clothes 2

People - jobs

People - health problems

Animals - pets

Animals - farm

Activity - daily routine

Activity - hobbies

Activity - sports

Activity - holidays

Food - fruit

Food - vegetables

Food - groceries

Food - restaurant

Food - drinks and snacks

Colours

Home - my room

Home - rooms in the house

Home - helping at home 1

Home - helping at home 2

Home - in the garden

School - classroom objects

School - subjects

School - activities

Place - where I live

Place - homes

Place - shops

Place - meeting places

Place - places in town

Go - means of transport

Go - on holiday

Go - which way?

Go - where?

World - European countries

World - environment

World - weather

Time - what time is it?

Time - spring and summer

Time - autumn and winter

Numbers - 1 to 10

Numbers - 11 to 20

Numbers - to 100 (1)

Numbers - to 100 (2)

Grammar - adjectives 1

Grammar - adjectives 2

Grammar - verbs 1

Grammar - verbs 2

Grammar - prepositions 1

Grammar - prepositions 2

      
      
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4 IN A ROW game to learn English

Match pictures to texts to win 4 cells in a row from a grid of 20 cells.

4 in a row is a simple game of naming 4 cells in a row. 4 in a row started as a game to play on paper called "Noughts and crosses". 4 in a row is ideally suited to learning in pairs, taking turns to name a cell. You should learn your chosen topic using our English lessons before playing 4 in a row.

Some features of our 4 in a row game for ESL EFL ESOL learners

  • You claim a picture by clicking on it then choosing the word or sentence that matches it.
  • Your row can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal.
  • When you get 4 in a row you win the game (obviously).

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How to play 4 in a row
to learn English

Play 4 in a row game to learn English

  1. Select "4 in a row" on the English games selection page.
  2. Take a quick look at the method text for 4 in a row.
  3. Click on PLAY to to proceed, or change your topic with the CHANGE TOPIC button.
  4. On the play page you have a grid of 20 pictures (each topic picture is shown twice for beginner topics).
  5. Click on a picture cell - the topic vocabulary will appear as a list beside the picture.
  6. Roll over any text to play the English audio for that text.
  7. Click the text that corresponds to the picture.
  8. If you are correct, the picture will be replaced by a blue X - otherwise, a wrong sound will play.
  9. Continue matching pictures to their vocabulary until you have completed a line of 4 cells.
  10. The line can be diagonal as well as horizontal or vertical.
  11. 4 crosses in a row wins the game and the "game over" animation will play.
  12. Choose an option from the green sign, or click on games to choose a different game.

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