sabato 12 novembre 2016

Teaching for Exams? Have Fun! UNO Card Game

UPDATE: This blog post has been shortlisted for the 'Blog Award for Innovative Teaching Ideas' by Teaching English British Council.

Hello EFL teachers,

I am back with a new post for the "Teaching for Exams? Have Fun!" series!




I wanted my students to revise the following target language for their Cambridge First for Schools exam:
- phrasal verbs,
- collocations,
- grammar,
- idioms.
I didn't want to make them feel bored, though.

What did I come up with, then?

A card game, yes a card game!


Do you know UNO? If you don't, have a look here .

If you do, keep reading!

The rules of the game are the same as those of UNO except for the following additional rule: students need to make up a sentence using the target language on the card they are about to place.


If your students are training for the Cambridge First for Schools you can download my own deck of cards from this link or if you wish, edit them according to your needs (link)!


P.S. I played this game with a class of 6 students, if your class is larger you can divide them into small groups.  For example, for a 20 student class you can make up 2 groups of 10 so you only need to print out two decks of cards.




16 commenti:

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    1. Thank you so much, Sara! A warm hug from Italy!

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    2. Excellent blog! You´re a very creative and generous teacher. Thank you! Marilu, Argentina

      Elimina
  2. I made some Uno cards to practise verb tenses but yours look so much more professional! I hadn't thought of how to use them to practise other language items either. Thanks for the idea!

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  3. Excellent! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Hi Larissa;

    Just to let you know that we’ve shortlisted this blog post for this month’s TeachingEnglish blog award and I’ll be putting up a post about it on today’s TeachingEnglish Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil, if you’d like to check there for comments.


    Best,
    Ann

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  5. Great idea! Unfortunately, I have problems with downloading it - no idea why :(

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  7. Hi Larissa I absolutely love your material. I use a lot of card games with my private classes. It's much more enjoyable for them. I was wondering if you could explain a little more of how this activity is done. Thanks again for your fabulous work.

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