Number one for English language teachers

Top Trumps

We’ve teamed up with the makers of Top Trumps (one of the best-loved children’s card games ever) to bring you a series of brand-new teaching materials, perfect for injecting some game-play into your young learner classes.

Screenshot of Top Trumps 'cut-out-and-keep' cards

Top Trumps

incorporates game-play with fun facts and figures, vibrant pictures and subject knowledge. Our teaching materials, all written by young learner expert Carol Read, are designed to fully exploit the classroom potential of Top Trumps for primary and lower secondary learners of English.

The Top Trumps series on onestopenglish includes:

  • Exclusive sets of cut-out-and-keep Top Trumps packs (containing 30 cards) specially versioned for learners of English by Carol Read
  • Top Trumps activities pack – 30 enjoyable activities and games to use with any Top Trumps pack
  • Top Trumps lesson plans – four comprehensive lesson plans, with step-by-step teacher’s notes and student worksheets, to accompany each Top Trumps pack that we publish. Each lesson plan has a different focus: 1) Vocabulary and playing Top Trumps; 2) Language, skills and Top Trumps facts; 3) Content-based learning; 4) Cross-curricular skills.

We kick off the series this month with Baby animals – a cute, fun and friendly pack for primary and lower secondary children learning English. Subscribers can download this pack in our special cut-out-and-keep format below, and check out the first instalment of Carol Read’s Top Trumps activities pack to start playing now. If you’re not yet a subscriber, you can download a free sample below to see what you could be missing out on.

Inside Top Trumps

  • Top Trumps: Baby animals

    Author: Carol Read Type: Game

    Baby animals is a cute, fun and friendly Top Trumps game with text adapted by Carol Read for primary and lower secondary children learning English. You can download the full pack of cards in our special cut-out-and-keep format now and take a look at FOUR accompanying lesson plans by Carol Read, designed to fully exploit the classroom and language potential of the cards.

  • Top Trumps activities pack

    The Top Trumps activities pack comprises 30 enjoyable activities and games to use with primary and lower secondary children learning English, all written by young learner expert Carol Read. The activities are generic and suitable to use with any pack of Top Trumps cards. The first 10 activities are available here for all onestopenglish users.

  • Top Trumps for IWB

    Staff Room

    Top Trumps is much more than an exciting card game: teachers all over the world use Top Trumps to develop children’s numeracy and literacy. It’s packed with language learning opportunities for EFL or ESL students as children absorb the facts and figures on their cards and compare and contrast the categories. Once your young learners start playing Top Trumps, we guarantee they won’t be able to stop!

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