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Young learner games: Stop

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

A card game that helps students talk about the past.

  • Age: Primary (6–11)
  • Language aim: To talk about the past
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Student grouping: Groups of four
  • Materials: One copy of Worksheets 1 and 2 per group of four children (cut up into cards)
  • Language focus: Last weekend, I … watched television … stayed in bed, at home … went to the funfair, circus, cinema, park, supermarket … read a book, a comic, a newspaper … played football, basketball, tennis, table tennis.
  • Aim of the game: To lay down all the cards in your hand by calling the actions indicated in the pictures

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