Play with your students with this set of vocabulary game cards full of delicious dishes. Bon appetit!

Students love playing games in their free time, be it video, mobile or tabletop games, but numerous studies have also shown the importance and positive impact games can have on learning. 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 Food & Dishes Game Cards!!!

What’s for Dinner? (All levels; practice description, indefinite pronouns)

  • Ask students what their favorite dishes are and write a few down. When there’s a word students say in their native language, teach them what that dish is called in English.
  • Go over vocabulary and check pronunciation by having students repeat after you.
  • Students can play this game in pairs, trios, or small groups.
  • Have students take a card and have one of their classmates ask, What’s for dinner?
  • Student with card must describe their food item one clue at a time, giving their classmates a chance to guess in between:

                A: What’s for dinner?

                B: It’s something (hot/cold/spicy/sweet/…).

                A: Is it (soup)?

               B: Yes, it is! / No, it’s something…

  • Play as many rounds as possible, 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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