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A collection of ESL teaching ideas!


  • Memory Card Game
    Firstly you will need a set of cards with words or pictures on them that can be taught in pairs, eg. opposites, jobs and buildings (firefighter/fire station), infinitive and past forms of verbs. You can also make cards by simply cutting out 16 pieces of paper, and on one side write 8 pairs of words.
    Lay down the cards with the blank side face up. Each student in turn lifts up 2 cards. If they have a pair, they keep the cards. If they don't have a pair, they replace the cards in the same position. Game ends when all the pairs have been taken. The student with the most pairs wins.

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