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May 25, 2011 at 01:05 PM

Talking Cards

Materials required:

One or two packs of playing cards and the questions sheet.

Objectives:

To get the student used to answering general questions at a level that resembles normal speech. To give the students conversational confidence.

How to play:

You distribute the cards among your students. If you have a large class use two packs of cards. The student answers the corresponding question to that card. The student is awarded 4 points for a complete answer, 3 points for a reasonable answer, 2 points for an incomplete answer, and 1 point for any answer at all. If your class is up to it, you can get them to award the points.

Spades (Describing things)

Ace

Describe your face.

King

Describe your clothes.

Queen

Describe your mother.

Jack

Describe your father.

Ten

Describe an apple.

Nine

Describe your bedroom.

Eight

Describe your best friend.

Seven

Describe what you had for breakfast today.

Six

Describe your English teacher.

Five

Describe the difference between a dog and a cat.

Four

Describe a pencil.

Three

Describe your favorite hobby.

Two

Describe this game.

Hearts (what questions)

Ace

What did you have for dinner last night?

King

What did you have for lunch today?

Queen

What is your favorite sport? Why?

Jack

What did you do last night?

Ten

What type of music do you like? Why?

Nine

What is your favorite game? Why?

Eight

What does your mother do?

Seven

What does your father do?

Six

What is your favorite lesson at school? Why?

Five

What did you do last Sunday?

Four

What is your favorite television program? Why?

Three

What would you do if you could do anything in the world?

Two

What is the one thing you would change about yourself?

Clubs (mixed questions)

Ace

What is your address in English?

King

What time do you usually get up?

Queen

Where did you go for your last holiday?

Jack

Where were you born?

Ten

Why are you studying English?

Nine

Which do you prefer, summer or winter, and why?

Eight

Which magazines do you like to read?

Seven

How many hours do you usually sleep at night?

Six

Do you like shopping? Why?

Five

How often do you go to the cinema?

Four

What was the last movie you saw?

Three

Would you like to travel to other countries? Why?

Two

How many friends have you got and who are they?

Diamonds (if clause)

Ace

If you could have a pet what would it be?

King

If you had a million dollars what would you spend it on?

Queen

If you could meet any person in the world who would it be and why?

Jack

If you could change something about your school what would it be?

Ten

If you had to live in another country which one would you choose?

Nine

If you could do anything in the world what would you do?

Eight

If you could speak three languages well, what would they be?

Seven

If you were rich, what would you do?

Six

If you had to spend a day alone at home, what would you do?

Five

If everyone in the world suddenly disappeared, what would you do?

Four

If you could choose how old you were, how old would you be and why?

Three

If you could choose any meal you wanted, what would it be?

Two

If you found $100,000 what would you do?