As you probably know, there’s not that much out there to prepare the students for the Trinity exams. So I’ve made this set of materials to hopefully help you out.
This activity covers the following topics:
- Rules and Regulations
- Health and Fitness
- Learning a Foreign Language
Of course you can use it as a vocabulary activity even if your students are not preparing for the Trinity exams.
There are two links below, the first one is the PDF of the game and the second one is a blank one, allowing you to add more words as your student’s get too comfortable with the words.
There are many ways you can use the cards. You can use them as types of flash cards or even give a few to your student and ask them to use them in their answers. But today I have decided to tell you how to play Time’s up with them.
How to play:
Divide the class in two teams. Put all the cards in a hat or a box. Have players from each team take turns pulling words from the hat. Those students have 30 seconds to make their teammate guess as many words as possible by describing them. The teacher collects the cards with the words the students didn’t know and skipped.
Once all the cards have been used, count the points and put the cards back in the hat. The teacher should explain what the skipped words meant. Now the students play another round, but slightly different. This time they are only allowed to use one word to describe each card. Once all the cards are done, add the points to the previous round. The team with the highest score wins.
Make sure to go over the words they didn’t remember one more time, it should help the students memorise them.
I hope you enjoy the materials and the activity. I would love for you to tell me if you have found different uses for the cards!
Keep on learning (or teaching I guess).