The learner can consolidate word series, e.g. numbers, alphabet, days, months, a sentence.
- Two sets of cards with the word series, e.g. numbers 1 to 10.
- Something to mark a starting line.
- Divide the group into two teams.
- Draw a starting line. Each team stands in a row at the starting line.
- Place each set of cards, with the vocabulary facing down, a few meters away from the teams. Place the cards in a random order.
- The aim of the exercise is to have all the cards facing up, respecting the logical order.
- The first learner of each team runs to the set and turns around a card at random.
- If s/he turns the card 1, s/he can turn a second card.
- If s/he turns a wrong card, s/he memorizes the position of the card together with his/her team, puts the card back facing down and runs back to the team.
- One by one, the learners run to the set and turn around one card, or a second/third if it is the correct one.
The learners of each team are allowed to help their running member by shouting instructions.
- You can make the exercise more difficult by putting obstacles between the starting line and the cards.
- If the series forms a sentence, make sure each word has a unique position in the sentence. Write the first word with a capital.
In a beginners group, you can tell the learners the sentence beforehand; advanced learners must figure out the sentence by themselves.
Tips for the instructor
Practice the pronunciation of the words before and after the game.
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