Play with your students with this set of vocabulary game cards about their favorite hobbies & pastimes.

Numerous studies have shown the importance and positive impact of games on learning. After all, you know your students love playing in their free time, be it video, mobile or tabletop games. This is why by incorporating games in your classroom you can help your learners develop a positive relationship with the language and English lessons. While working with games, the teacher’s role changes from an instructor to a guide. This helps you to reduce teacher talking time and make the students the centre of the lesson.

Try this game with your students using our Hobbies & Pastimes Game Cards!!!

Wanna join me? (All levels; practice talking about the future, expressions to accept/reject and invitation)

  • Ask students what they like to do in their free time and write what they say on the board. If they don’t know how to say something, you can have them say it in their mother language, while you write the English version on the board.
  • Go over vocabulary in the cards and check pronunciation by having students repeat after you.
  • Students can play this game in pairs, trios, or small groups.
  • Have students take an image or word card and walk around the classroom trying to find their match. They should ask, I’m going to (image from card) next weekend, wanna join me? 
  • If their classmate has the matching card, they answer, Sure! That sounds great; if their classmate doesn’t have the matching card, they answer, Sorry, I’m busy that day. Maybe another time?

                A: I’m going to bake some cookies next weekend, wanna join me?

                B: Sorry, I’m busy that day. Maybe another time?

                A: I’m going to bake some cookies next weekend, wanna join me?

               C: Sure! That sounds great.

  • Play as many rounds as possible and correct possible mistakes at the end, anonimously if possible (I heard someone say...) 

When working with games, let loose your creativity to build a motivating environment in your classroom. Remember that emotions are an important part of the learning process! Enjoy this material with your class and let us how you liked it!

 

 

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