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Young learner games: 3 by 4

Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary Type: Game, Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

A card game to help students distinguish between different vowel and consonant sounds.

  • Age: Primary (6–11)
  • Language aim: To distinguish between different vowel and consonant sounds
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Student grouping: Pairs
  • Materials: One copy of the worksheet per student (cut up into cards); a large folder or stiff piece of card per pair of students
  • Language focus: The pronunciation of: tea, tree, three, sheep, ship, shop, chip, card, car, cat, bread, bed
  • Aim of the game: To lay out cards on a grid of 3 x 4 in the correct order, following oral instructions

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