Introduce and practise the months of the year to your students with this set of Game Cards.

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. Incorporating games in your classroom 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 Months of the Year Game Cards!

Whose birthday? (Beginner; Possessive adjectives & nouns; Whose)

  • This activity can be done with the whole class. A set of cards will be needed.
  • Divide the class into two or three teams. Cut out the cards and shuffle them to form a deck.
  • Have one person from one team draw a card. Then they should ask the other team(s) whose birthday falls in the month of the drawn card:
    • Student Team 1 (draws April card): Whose birthday is in (April)?
  • The other team has 5 seconds to respond, using a possessive adjective in their answer:
    • Student Team 2:(Student 3)’s birthday is in (April).
  • The student mentioned in the team confirms or rejects the answer using a possessive adjective.
    • Student 3:Yes, it is. My birthday is on (April 3rd). / No, it isn’t. My birthday is in May.
  • If the answer is correct, the team that answers the question receives a point; if it’s incorrect, the team that asked the question gets a point.
  • The team with the most points in the end wins.
  • Remind students that when they talk about the month of the year, they should use the preposition in (e.g., in January, in May, in December). Still, when discussing their exact birthday, they should use the preposition on (e.g., on February 5th, on March 7th, etc.).



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