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Grammar Bubbles

This is a game for Learners of English as a second language. The game focuses on different grammar points and the meaning of some words. You see a set of bubbles with words in and then you have to click the bubbles to select the words and make sentences. The idea is to construct sentences from the words in the bubbles. However the sentences have to be grammatically accurate. The first set of bubbles has the subjects “I”, “He” and “She” and the verbs like in forms “like” and “likes” and so you have to use the words in the appropriate way and construct genuine sentences. Other sets of bubbles focus on other grammar points such as past tense, prepositions, subject verb agreement, plural and singular nouns comparisons, negative agreements.
The aim when making this game was to make a way for players to actively make sentences from a set of words so that the player is constructing sentences themselves then also to have some kind of feedback about the grammatical accuracy of the sentence.
As the player selects bubbles the words appear at the top of the screen.
If the player makes an grammar error while constructing a sentence then the error shows up and the player can see the mistake they made. So for example if a player were to construct a sentence “I likes bananas” then the middle word would be underlined in red and the correct word “like” would appear above it. Or if the order of the words in the sentence is mixed up then red arrows appear showing that the words need to be re-arranged.
When an accurate sentence is constructed the bubbles used disappear and the bubbles above them fall down.
Once all the bubbles in a set have been cleared the round is completed and a different set of bubbles fall down.
Each set of bubbles has a different grammar point.
There is also a slow countdown timer that runs down. If the time runs out before the bubbles have been cleared then the game ends. Alternatively if the player clears all 35 sets of bubbles then the game is won. At the end of the game there is a table for high scores.
I hope you enjoy playing this game and can learn some English while playing.

30 Responses for Grammar Bubbles

  1. dont click this says:

    This website inspires me everyday, you should update it more often

  2. Friv Pr says:

    If there just would be flash version of that game, I’d with pleasure upload it to my project.

  3. Alberto says:

    I’m an English teacher in Spain. I have used many teaching resources and I really love using this game. I strongly suggest you focus on this game in particular and make better (and comercial) versions. If you contact me I have some ideas on what aspects to work out, what bugs I’ve found, etc.

  4. tn requin pas cher says:

    * Some complicated controls

    • Monique says:

      After clicking the bubbles in the right order they do not disappear. They just remain in place and one cannot proceed.

  5. Ana says:

    i like game bubles love dificult god bay

  6. Charles says:

    I REALLY LOVE THIS GAME…

  7. kiittii.rosa says:

    Is fantastic!!!! =D =3

  8. wala shafea says:

    No game

  9. mary says:

    I love this game, but i don’t like the music

  10. me says:

    At the end I couldn’t continue because some words were seperated by others. This should be fixed.

  11. keny says:

    Cool!!!!

  12. Owen says:

    Thanks for the comments.

    For the instructions not being clear I understand what you mean and I’ve changed the mini intro part to hopefully explain what to do a bit better.

    Also the intro is now forced.

  13. Hanna says:

    You have to keep pressing the mouse in order to form the complete sentence

  14. Jackie says:

    The instructions doesn’t explain this game very well. It took me several minutes to figure out how to make the circles disappear. Simply set the correct sentence structure (e.g., I like apples), then highlight the three words and the bubbles will disappear.

  15. jirka burian says:

    No, no, no, no, this isn’t good game

  16. jirka burian says:

    This is good game xD

  17. Shannon Knudsen says:

    For the instructions, I think it needs to be stated that one must hold down the clicker and drag over bubbles in the correct order to highlight bubbles and make a sentence. If one simply clicks on bubbles, the bubbles change places with each other. It took me a while to figure this out. It should also be stated that one can highlight bubbles from right to left, up and down, and diagonally. Perhaps it would be easier and more effective if the game were designed so that one click placed a word at the top of the screen, the next click placed the second word, and the third click the final word. I think this would be more intuitive for gamers and it would allow even more versatility of sentence construction. Either modification would help improve this game and make it more accessible for students.

  18. amin says:

    Very thanks

  19. camii says:

    hellow,, excellent

  20. Dipakbhai V. Parikh says:

    This game is really good and attractive for the students of Englisg (S.L.)

  21. janice says:

    this game is great

  22. Élisa says:

    this game is realy long ….. :)

  23. Alice Lin says:

    Very well

  24. Alberto says:

    Hey! I discovered how to make it. It is fantastic!! :)

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