The students love this competitive and fun game!
I use this battleships game (which can also be used as a lotto grid) to help students to practise their pronunciation and to reinforce their knowledge of the numbers 1-20.
Firstly I ask the students to work independently in pairs to translate the numbers and focus on pronunciation: deciding the two easiest and two most difficult words to pronounce (the first sheet has pronunciation help, the second does not - students may choose to use one or the other depending upon their level of confidence).
I then check the translations and drill pronunciation with the whole class before they play the game. The students secretly choose 5 squares on the top grid and then try to guess which 5 squares their partner has chosen, filling in the bottom grid with “hit” and “miss.” To choose a square say a phrase from the horizontal line and complete the sentence with a phrase from the vertical line. Where the 2 phrases meet up is the square you have chosen.
I use the third sheet to further challenge the students: they should place this on top of the French version and then try to play the game saying the French phrases as far as possible from memory. I allow the really weak students to have the French version next to the third sheet so they have lots of support, stronger students are allowed a few “sneaky peaks” and the really strong students aim to refer back to the French sheet as little as possible. This really helps the students to memorise the vocabulary/structures!
During the game I circulate the classroom checking pronunciation. This is followed by whole class drilling of pronunciation mistakes.