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150+ ideas on how to use flash cards in different ways. From kindergarten to adult conversation classes. With examples. Downloadable. The flashcard tool is found on www.thelanguagemenu.com

150+ ideas on how to use flash cards in different ways. From kindergarten to adult conversation classes. With examples. Downloadable. The flashcard tool is found on www.thelanguagemenu.com

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    • What are some namesof Egyptian gods?ENGLISHA resource book with printableflashcards activities© 2012 LEARNMORE PROJECTS150+ ideas for using flashcardsin the classroomFUN WITHFLASHCARDSVERONICAGELFGREN
    • VERONICAGELFGRENFun with Flashcards150+ IDEAS FOR USINGFLASHCARDSINTHECLASSROOM
    • Fun with Flashcards. 150+ ideas for using flashcards in the classroomThis book is also available in Swedish.Written by Veronica GelfgrenIllustrations: Petra Karin Bergström and Annette HansenProofreading: Kim TheakstonEditing: Marja-Liisa HeleniusMaterial coordination: Bianca BiroGraphic Design and Layout: Alin Holda and Learmore ProjectsPUBLISHED WITH SUPPORT FROM SVENSKA KULTURFONDENOTHER MATERIAL IN THE LEARNMORE PROJECTS SERIES:Dagbok skriven av en elev i svenska. Written by Bianca Biro and Veronica GelfgrenVocabulary and picture prompts for language teaching - book 1 and 2. Written by Veronica GelfgrenLEARNWELL CARDS ™Vocabulary cards. Mixed picturesVocabulary cards. AnimalsGrammar cards. Prepositions of place (in, on, at)Grammatikkort. TidsuttryckGrammatikkort. Oregelbundna verb i preteritumISBN 978-952-5733-09-9© 2012 LEARNMORE PROJECTS. All rights reserved. Learnmore Projects allows teachers todownload / copy and print worksheets in this book for classroom use.Tel: +358 50 531 1453E-mail: office@learnmera.comwww.learnmera.com
    • Introduction Introduktion 1Vocabulary5Alphabet87Grammar 101Associations, synonyms and opposites  150Comprehension with flashcards 167Differences 170Mathematics  178Money, numbers, time and currency 196Pronunciation 209The phonetic alphabet 216Dictation 228Discussion 237Q&Q Cards 254Role-Play 272Bonus ideas 275Empty flashcards 325Index
    • IntroductionThis is a teacher’s manual for using flashcards in the classroom. You will find here examples ofhow to use flashcards in teaching foreign languages and many other subjects. Examples and pic-tures are available in our material bank at http://teachers.thelanguagemenu.comWHY SHOULD YOU USE FLASHCARDS?Different students learn in different ways, and it is important to make use of visual teachingmethods since studies show that the majority of students learn through visual means. Flashcardsare clear and colourful, and they can have a positive effect on the visual learning process of thestudents.Flashcards can be used for any subject, for example elementary or more advanced languagetraining (vocabulary and grammar), mathematics, biology and geography.Flashcards are easy-to-use and handy resources for teachers and they can be used on any classlevel. They are excellent for presenting vocabulary, drilling and repetition. For many students, us-ing flashcards is a fun way to learn new vocabulary and grammar.WHEN AND WHERE CAN YOU USE FLASHCARDS?Flashcards function well in individual work, pair and group work. Students can ask each otherquestions and help using flashcards. They can use pictures to learn new vocabulary and expres-sions, then move on to simple pictures and word cards, and finally to exercises and activitiesusing flashcards.Flashcards are a quick and easy way to make use of visual means to help students learn and drillvocabulary. Both children and adults profit from flashcards in their learning process.Flashcards can be dealt out to children who finish their assignments earlier, or to be used ingroups. Children who can read can use flashcards with pictures and flashcards with words andcombine them.IN WHICH WAY CAN FLASHCARDS BE USED?Flashcards can be printed with different backgrounds and frames, in different sizes and fonts.“Headline” cards can be made when dealing with different themes. You can laminate the cardsto make them more durable.When new vocabulary is presented in class, new sets of cards can easily be made each week,and kept in a “word box” where they are accessible for exercises and revision when needed.Flashcards can also be made with magnetic paper or tape on the backside. In this way, they canbe attached to metal surfaces in the classroom or conference room.WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THE CARDS• Internet access, address: http://eng.teachers.thelanguagemenu.com, and printer• A4 paper in different colours• laminating machine• laminating pockets• scissors• rubber bands• magnetic paper or tape
    • 2 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.comAREAS OF APPLICATIONThis e-book presents ideas and examples on how the flashcards can be used in 14 differ-ent areas of classroom instruction. The games can be combined with an example work-sheet and can then be applied in many other areas. Use your imagination and get an extra“bounce” in the lessons.In addition to the flashcards that are presented in this book, it is also possible to make aseries of worksheets with the 18 different language tools available on our websitehttp://teachers.thelanguagemenu.com/.The teacher can include specific vocabulary in several different kinds of exercises, until thestudents master them.LEXICONFlashcards are invaluable for teachers who teach small children, school children and adults.Combine flashcards with words and flashcards with pictures and you have hundreds of dif-ferent games and exercises done for your lessons. The varying methods allow students tostay focused instead of getting bored with repetitive drilling activities.THE ALPHABETThe alphabet is an important learning area for pre-school children and for adult studentswhose first language does not have the Latin alphabet or Latin symbols. Use different meth-ods with pictures, words, or only with letters or phonetic letters to find the most appropriateway for your students to learn them.PRONUNCIATIONPronunciation cards are very useful because students can practice words and pronuncia-tion in several ways while learning to communicate effortlessly.GRAMMARTeaching grammar does not always have to be about theory, translations, written exercisesand fill in the gaps exercises. By using grammar flashcard games, you can combine gram-mar theory while doing the exercises orally, and the students learn to communicate at thesame time.This is a modern technique that has become more common during language training les-sons for adults, where students often are more concerned about their communication skillsthan their written skills.DISCUSSIONAn important part of everyday life and communication is being able to ask questions, giveanswers, express opinions and provide descriptions. The discussion cards are used to sparkconversations, such as how to get acquainted with each other or talk about news and cur-rent events. Your students learn to use their imagination to form long sentences and en-gage in conversation. It will be easier for students to learn new words that are connected tospecific topics when introduced to them on flashcards with keywords and/or pictures, and
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 3PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.comto pick up a topic of discussions with the help of keywords.Debate cards can be used in classes with older students to liven up the conversation by divid-ing students in groups of pros and cons.QUIZ CARDSInstead of only written tests, quiz cards can be used to vary the methods used to test stu-dents’ skills, making the test itself into a fun game. Quizzes that are suitable for your studentscan be compiled on various subjects and themes and for different levels. For students atlower levels, quizzes may also include multiple choice questions.Instead of simply testing the students’ knowledge, try using the cards in this way! It can giveyour students a different perspective and stimulate discussion around a theme. Individualshave the ability to learn while listening to the other students’ comments about the theme.ROLE PLAYYou can encourage the students to learn in a fun way with the help of role-play cards. The stu-dents can use their existing vocabulary and learn new words in a foreign language. Role-playcards can also provide support in developing imagination and improvisation. These flashcardscan be informative; improve communication skills, and they can be used as a supplementwhen teaching the cultural aspect of the language, such as manners and customer service indifferent countries.FLASHCARDS WITH ASSOCIATIONS, SYNONYMS AND OPPOSITESTeachers can use flashcards with associations, synonyms and opposites to enrich the stu-dents’ vocabulary. These games develop both vocabulary and language fluency. In thesegames, students are encouraged to independently develop their vocabulary – it is faster andmore stimulating than having the teacher explain the word.LANGUAGE COMPREHENSIONFlashcards can be valuable in activities related to language comprehension and listening, butthis requires a little more preparation by the teacher. Keywords are good to remember, andthey should be used to strengthen the immediate language understanding in an auditory task.FLASHCARDS – DIFFERENCESThese flashcards include activities with the purpose of learning the myriad of language differ-ences that exist between native speakers of the same language coming from different coun-tries (e.g. U.S. English and British English, Standard Swedish and Finnish Swedish).FLASHCARDS FOR DICTATION AND READINGThe purpose of the dictation cards is to make it easier for students to learn spelling by readingthe cards first. Ready-made cards with texts can be a great way to prepare for lessons. Makeabout 10 sets of cards for each unit, laminate them – and you have complete sets of dictationcards for several years to come. Preparing durable flashcards can therefore also shorten thelesson preparation time for teachers.Text cards can be a great tool for both teachers and students. You will notice that it is easy tolearn with text cards. They are designed to make reading easier – phonetics, pronunciation,character recognition, grammar, etc. Text cards might make it easier for the teacher to assess
    • PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.comif the student has really learned the topic taught in class.FLASHCARD WITH MATHEMATICSMath cards can be used for addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, etc. Sometimes it iseasier to learn with flashcards than in any other manner during the lesson. When the teacherpresents the rules of mathematics, students can practice with flashcards. Why not also makeflashcards with the rules and give them to the students? Use the cards for repetition of theprevious lesson. You get immediate feedback on how well the class learned the topic, and youcan focus on the next steps in instruction.FLASHCARDS WITH NUMBERS, MONEY AND TIMEIt is important for everyone to know the numbers, the ordinals, dates and the time. It can bedifficult for adults learning a new language and for young children to master these. The variousexercises and games with these cards make learning fun.FLASHCARDS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGESLanguage teachers may come to realize that flashcards with pictures and flashcards withwords are priceless when new vocabulary is presented. In the case of immersion, this is theeasiest and fastest learning method. If you use both the students’ first language and targetlanguage, bilingual flashcards can be very helpful. In addition to flashcards, you can also makebilingual worksheets (http://teachers.thelanguagemenu.com) to enhance the learning pro-cess.4 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDS
    • V OCA BU LARY
    • 6 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com1. RHYMES AND LINES FLASHCARDS2. VOCABULARY INTRODUCTIONDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabulary / learn a songGroup size: 2+Preparation time: 10-15 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards, CD and a CD playerMaterial example: “Incy Wincy Spider” flashcards with picturesDescription: Present songs and stories with key vocabulary and pictures using flashcardsand encourage your learners to interact both verbally and non-verbally through actions, mimeand repetition. Play or sing the song, show the flashcard pictures as they are mentioned in thesong or story. Let the students sing it again, this time you only show the cards.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Introduce each vocabulary item with the flashcards and ask the students toexplain/describe additional details (e.g. explain what an elephant looks like, how it moves, whatsound it makes).
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 7PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com3. ANIMALS AND MORE4. FIND THE PICTUREDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn more animal related vocabularyGroup size: 2+Preparation time: 10-15 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards and word flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcards and word flashcards with thefemale, male and baby names of the animals.Description: Use the animal picture flashcards to introduce the vocabulary, and add theword-cards to the game. Let the students match the correct words with the correct picture first,and then remove the word-cards and drill the vocabulary by showing an animal and asking stu-dents for the name of the female, male, babies, living area and group.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: childrenObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2+Preparation time: 10 minutesTeaching duration: 10-15 minutes to make, print and laminate thecardsMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed picture vocabulary flashcardsDescription: Place the flashcards around the classroom (on the wall, door, window, chairs,floor) and ask your students to point to, or go up to the correct flashcard when they hear it.
    • 8 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com5. SHOW & TELL6. STORY CARDSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2+Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Give each of your students a set of flashcards and ask them to show you thecorrect card when they hear the item spoken. For example,“Show me a cat!”“Hands up if you’ve got a dog!”“Stand up if you have the horse!”This activity also works very well in teams with each team given an equal number of flash-cards - the first team to show you the correct item scores one point!Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn vocabulary, imaginationGroup size: 2+Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-20 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed picture flashcardsDescription: Place the cards on the table and ask the students to tell you a story connectingall the pictures.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 9PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com7. VOCABULARY DRILL – VOCABULARY WITH PUNISHMENT8. VOCABULARY DRILL – CHANGING THE TONEDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Household items picture flashcardsDescription: Use a set of cards to drill new words. If your student knows the word in thetarget language, give the students the card. If the student doesn’t remember the word, put thecard in the back of the pack to be shown again later. When the student has correctly identifiedall the words, choose a new category of cards. Your students will usually not want to see thesame card more than twice, and will probably make a serious effort to remember the word onthe second and third round, not to be “punished” again. For more advanced learners, you canuse bilingual word cards in different categories.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: childrenObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2+Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Choral drill the vocabulary on the flashcards, as a whole class, in teams or insmall groups in turn. This can be fun for younger students when drilled in different ways. Asyou show your students the cards, say the words in different ways (slowly, loudly, high-pitched,softly, quietly) or in different voices (like a rhinoceros, tiger or a parrot).
    • 10 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com9. VOCABULARY DRILL – REMOVE THE CARDS10. ANIMAL SOUNDSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Household items picture flashcardsDescription: Place five or six flashcards in a line on the board or on a table so that everyonecan see them. Drill each item and then remove the last card. Drill again, up to and includingthe removed item. Remove another card. Continue in this way until all the flashcards have beenremoved and your students remember all the missing items!Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: childrenObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 4 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Ask your students to pretend they are an animal, (e.g. a dog, a parrot, a horseor maybe a robot). Then show them the flashcards one by one. As you show a card you say ananimal name. If you say the word that correctly matches the card, the students should repeatexactly what you say (sounding like an animal or a robot). However if you say the wrong wordthey should stay silent. For example:• Teacher: (showing the cat card) A cat!• Students: (pretending to be dogs, “bark out”) A cat!• Teacher: (showing the fish flashcard) A rabbit!• Students: (silence)
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 11PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com11. SHOUT VOCABULARY12. WHISPER AND RUN GAMEDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: childrenObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 4 to 20Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-20 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Show your students the flashcards one by one, placing each card behind theother. Tell them that when they see the word ‘horse’, for instance, they must shout “Stop! horse!”Continue with a different animal/item until they have correctly identified each word (or picture)on each card.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: childrenObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 6 to 20Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Divide the students into two teams. Place your flashcards around the room.Ask the students to line up in two rows. Whisper a word to the two first students at the sametime. Each student has to whisper the word to the next person in their row. When the last stu-dents in their team hear the word, they have to look around for the card, then run to pick it upand return it to their group. The group that brings back the card first gets one point. The studentwho was last in the line goes to the front of the line and is now first. Continue this game until allthe cards have been brought back to the teams. The team with the most points wins.
    • 12 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com13. RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT & WRONG14. BINGODiscipline: English language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2+Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Food picture flashcardsDescription: To drill vocabulary and the difference between right and wrong and right andleft, ask your students if they like the items on the flashcards. Your students can respond byputting up their left hand for ‘yes’, their right for ‘no’. Alternatively, they could call out ‘Yes, I do!’and ‘No, I don’t!’ To get students to use the new vocabulary, ask them to reply in full sentencesin the plural form of the item/word raising the correct hand as they reply: Yes, I do like bananas,No, I don’t like spinach.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2+Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cards, 20minutes to make 20 different the bingo boardsTeaching duration: 15-20 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal bingo board and animal picture flashcardsDescription: Give your students a bingo board, make several different ones with the bingogenerator, by choosing one set of items first, and then shuffling the pictures, this way you canhave as many different versions of the board as you have students. Place a complete set offlashcards into a box and pull them out one by one. The first player to cross off all the correctanimals on their bingo card horizontally or vertically shouts “Bingo!”Tip: You can make different kinds of bingo boards (either with pictures or with words) onlineat http://teachers.thelanguagemenu.com/
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 13PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com15. VOCABULARY NOUGHTS AND CROSSES16. CATEGORISING VOCABULARYDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cards, 5minutes to stick the magnet-tape on the back of each cardTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Numbered animals, fruit and vegetable picture flashcardsDescription: Select 9 picture flashcards, and number them 1-9. Draw a 3x3 grid on theboard, numbering the squares 1-9. Divide your learners into two teams, noughts (O) and cross-es (X). In turn, each team chooses a number between 1 and 9. If noughts chooses square 5,for example, show them flashcard 5 and ask them what it is. If they can correctly identify thecard, draw (O) in the square. Each team should try to choose squares that block the other frommaking three in a row, horizontally, vertically or diagonally.Discipline: language classes / vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Red and green fruits and vegetables, animal flashcards,household itemsDescription: Give each group a set of flashcards and ask the students to sort them intocategories. For young children, a mix of different flashcards can be categorized into colours. Forolder children and adult students, use more difficult categories.For example: Animal flashcards – sorted into four legs, two legs; those that can fly, thosethat can’t. Food cards can be sorted into fruits, vegetables, sweet and sour, to be eaten cookedor raw. Household items can be sorted into wood, plastic, solvents and fabrics.
    • 14 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com17. GUESS WHAT THIS IS18. GUESS WHAT THIS IS - WITH YOUR BACK TO THE BOARDDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Place a number of flashcards on the board. Describe one of the animals on thecards without saying its name, for example, “It’s big…. It’s got wings… It can’t fly but it can run…”The team that guesses the correct animal wins a point.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 20Preparation time: 10 minutesTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Ask half of your class to sit with their backs to the board, the other half facingthem. Place a flashcard on the board. The students facing the board should describe the animalto their other half without saying what it is. The first player to guess the animal correctly wins apoint.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 15PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com19. FLASHCARD RACE – ON THE BOARD20. FLASHCARD RACE – AROUND THE ROOMDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabulary, having some fun at the end of a classGroup size: 4 to 20Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cards, 5minutes to adhere the magnet-tape on the back of each cardTeaching duration: 5-10 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Fruit picture flashcardsDescription: Place the flashcards on the board. In teams, ask your students to line up alittle distance away from the board, but facing it. Ask your students to run and touch the cor-rect flashcard when they hear it. This is a fairly loud game with a lot of stomping around, butthe students will have fun. Use this game near the end of the lesson to avoid adrenaline boostsduring more “serious” teaching.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 4 to 20Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cards, 5minutes to stick double-sided tape to the back of each cardTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Stick flashcards around the class. Say the name of one of the pictures andget the students to race to it. You can also add instructions to this game such as “hop to thestrawberry” or “if you have yellow clothes, swim to the fish” etc.
    • 16 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com21. SIMON SAYS WITH FLASHCARDS22. HIDE THE FLASHCARDDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 20Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cards, 5minutes to stick double-sided tape to the back of each cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed vocabulary picture flashcardsDescription: Stick flashcards around the class. Instruct your students by saying “Simonsays – go to the red flower.” The students should follow your instructions. If you leave out “Si-mon says” the students shouldn’t obey the instructions.Example:“Simon says – point to the yellow banana”. (The students point)“Put your index finger on the picture of an umbrella.” (The students do nothing)“Simon says – take three steps toward the bear.”(The students obey)Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 20Preparation time: 10 minutes10 minutes to make, print and laminate thecardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Fruit picture flashcardsDescription: Choose a student to go out of the classroom. Together with the rest of thestudents, decide on a hiding place for one flashcard. Ask the student to come back in and tofind the card. The other students help by saying the word on the card (e.g. “pear, pear”) loudlywhen the student is near the card, and in a whispering voice when far away from the card.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 17PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com23. VOCABULARY GAME24. HELLODiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes10 minutes to make, print and laminate thecardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards, a ballMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Give a flashcard of an animal to each student. Start the game by showing yourown card and saying “I am a cat and I want to play with the dog” and throw a ball to the studentwith the picture of a dog. Then, the student with the dog has to react quickly and pass the ball toanother player “‘I am a dog and I want to play with the horse”. When all the students have usedtheir cards, deal out a new set of items and use different sentences. I am a chair and I want tobe placed next to the window. I am a banana and I want to grow next to the raspberries…etcDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: childrenObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes 10 minutes to make, print and laminatethe cards, 5 minutes to stick double-sided tape to the back of eachcardTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Put the flashcards in different places in the room or on the wall and greetthem one after another (“Hello Mr Dog” to the dog picture). When the students have learnedthe vocabulary, start making deliberate errors for example; “Hello Mr Horse, how are you” whilespeaking to the cat. The students will want to correct you ‘No! That is Mr Cat, not Mr Horse!!
    • 18 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com25. DAILY ACTIVITIES & QUESTIONS26. SNAPDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed picture flashcardsDescription: Use one pack of vocabulary cards or mix several different ones together andmake up questions involving one or more of the pictures. Example: A glass, a newspaper, a dog,a piece of cheese and a washing machine.Example questions: How often do you use your washing machine? Where in the house isyour washing machine? Do you wash your dog in the washing machine? Do you read a newspa-per while you play with your dog? Does your dog eat cheese? Where do you keep your glasses?Which newspaper do you have delivered to your home? Do you have cheese in the washingmachine? Does your dog drink from the glass? Can your dog read the newspaper?For easier or more difficult lessons vary this exercise with tenses.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed picture flashcardsDescription: Give each group of students a set of flashcards with two to four copies of eachcard. Ask the students to shuffle and deal out all the cards equally, face down. Each player nowhas a pile of cards. In turn, the players turn up a card, say what it is and place it in the middleof the table. If a player turns up a card which is the same as the previous one, the first player tosay “Snap!” wins all the cards and folds them down in front of them. The game ends when oneplayer has all the cards.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 19PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com27. FLASHCARD MEMORY GAME28. FLASHCARD MEMORY GAME – BLINDDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Food picture flashcardsDescription: Give each group of students a set of flashcards with two copies of each card.Spread the cards face down on the table. In turn, each player turns up two cards and says whatthey are. If they turn up the same cards, they keep the pair and have another go. If the cardsare different, they replace them and the next player has a go. The player with the most pairs isthe winner.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Picture flashcardsDescription: Place the flashcards on the table. Ask your students to look at the cards andthen to close their eyes. Remove one card from the table. Tell the students to open their eyesand tell you which card is missing. For older students and for more of a challenge, increase thenumber of cards that you remove! This exercise is excellent to use for teaching vocabulary ofspecific categories, at all levels.
    • 20 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com29. FLASHCARD MEMORY GAME – BLIND IN WRITING30. ODD ONE OUTDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 15-20 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards or word flashcardsMaterial example: Categorised word flashcardsDescription: Place the flashcards on the table. Ask your students to look at the cards forone minute and try to memorise all the items. The teacher turns all the cards face down andasks the students to write down all the items in their correct categories on the category work-sheet provided. This is a good exercise for checking spelling after the game.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cards, 5minutes to adhere the magnet-tape on the back of each cardTeaching duration: 15-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards, magnet-tapeMaterial example: Categories of animals with the odd one outDescription: Put some flashcards on the board. All the cards should be related to the samecategory, except for one. For example: horse, cat, dog, goose, gorilla (not found on a farm), cow,pig, chicken. Ask the students to find the odd one out and explain why it doesn’t belong to thatcategory.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 21PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com31. CHARADES32. ON THE BACKDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed picture flashcardsDescription: Give each student one card and ask the student to act out the illustration. Theother students have to guess what it is.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Choose a category and show the cards to the students. Place one card oneach student’s back and ask them go around looking at the other students’ cards, to find outwhat their own card is by eliminating the other students cards. The first student to work out hisor her card wins the game.
    • 22 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com33. THE A-Z VOCABULARY CHAIN34. DOUBLE TROUBLE-FLASHDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutesTeaching duration: 60 minutes+Material needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: ABC mixed picture flashcardsDescription: Place flashcards around the room. Choose one student to search for a card.Say aloud the first word, “apple”. The student has to find the corresponding flash-card. Whenthe flashcard has been found, say the second word, “banana”. Now the second student hasto first go to the picture of the apple and then find the picture of the banana. Choose anotherstudent and start the chain again ‘apple, banana, coconut...’. This game will make learning newvocabulary and the alphabet at the same time fun for young students.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 15 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Appliances picture flashcardsDescription: A suggestion before the game: go through the new vocabulary by asking thestudents if they recognize the object in question. If no-one knows the answer, proceed to ex-plain what these items are for and their correct name.Make a triple set of picture flashcards (two sets for the students and one for yourself) forintroduction of new vocabulary. Deal the cards out to your students. Call out one of the words,and the two students with the corresponding picture run to the corner of the classroom, wherethe first one to arrive gets to drop the card in a box. The second student has to keep the cardand go back to the table again. The first person to get rid of all their cards wins the game.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 23PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com35. SEARCHING FOR CARDS AND PRACTICING PREPOSITIONS ANDPAST SIMPLE36. INVISIBLE FLASHCARDSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabulary and grammarGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn vocabulary//prepositions/ simple pastGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 15-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Clothing picture flashcards, worksheetDescription: Hide the cards around the room; on top of things, inside drawers, under books,attach some to the wall etc. Ask the students to look around for about 5-10 minutes, and towrite down what they find and where they found it, using as many different prepositions andverbs as possible. Ask them to read out aloud their answers about what they found. Example: Ifound a pair of black gloves in the drawer, I saw a parrot on the bookshelf, I picked up a cat fromthe pencil-case. Award points for every correctly used verb and preposition.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed picture flashcardsDescription: This activity highlights the impact of visual aids. It proves that the images“stick” in students’ minds. Attach flashcards to the board and draw a grid around them. Usea pen or a pointer to drill the words. Always point to the flashcard you are drilling. Graduallyremove the flashcards but continue to drill and point to the grid where the flashcard was. Stu-dents should be able to remember and continue as if the flashcards were still there. When allthe words have been removed from the board, give the students the cards and ask them towrite the word in the correct place on the grid.
    • 24 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com37. FACE DOWN EXPLANATIONS38. STEALING FLASHCARDSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabulary/ asking questionsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed picture flashcardsDescription: Show a set of flashcards to the students and spread out the cards on a table.Turn all the cards face down then point to one of the cards and ask one student what it is. If theanswer is correct, the student gets the card and another go. When an answer is wrong chooseanother student to have a go. For more advanced students, use different questions like what isthis made of, to which category does this animal belong, where would you find this etc.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabulary / asking questionsGroup size: 4 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Fruit picture flashcardsDescription: Hold up the flashcards of the vocabulary you have introduced. The studentsshould ask for the item on the card. Example: “I would like to have an apple. Could I have thebanana, please?” The cards are then distributed around the class. One student is given thetask of remembering who has which card and they can then steal them back by asking for them.Example: “Do you have an apple? Are you holding the banana?”This game helps the students remember vocabulary as well as practicing questions andmaking requests. The game ends when one person has all the cards.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 25PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com39. GO FISHDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn vocabulary related to specific topicsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10-20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 15-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards and word flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcards and word cards related toanimalsDescription: Use picture flashcards and word cards together to teach and categorize vo-cabulary related to animals/plants/ or any other category. For an animal example: make a setof picture cards with pictures of a pig, a horse, a cow etc. Also make a set of word cards withthe words; snout, sty, pig’s tail, cloven hoof, stallion, mare, foal, mane, stable, hoof, bull, calf,horns, barn…etc.Let the students play “go fish” with the sets. The students should ask “do you have any-thing related to a pig?” The other student then gives the cards related to the pig. If the setis complete, the student puts down the set. If the student who has been asked the questiondoesn’t have any words related to that area, he or she says “go fish”. The student who has col-lected most of the correct sets wins.Items examples:beach=wave, crab, suntan-lotion, jellyfish, towelkitchen=spoon, sieve, cookbook, mug, platecomputer=keyboard, mouse-pad, screenfarm=barn, hay, pitchfork, tractorFor more categories, log on to:http://eng.teachers.thelanguagemenu.com/material/Teachingmaterial
    • 26 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com40. PICTURE & WORD MEMORY41. REVEAL THE WORDDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / adult languageeducationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards and word flashcardsMaterial example: Profession picture cards and profession word cardsDescription: Give each group of students a set of flashcards, one set with pictures and oneset with words. Spread the cards out on the table face down. In turn, each player turns up twocards and tries to find the corresponding picture and word. If they find the correct cards, theykeep the pair and have another go. If the cards don’t match, they replace them and the nextplayer has a go. The player with the most pairs is the winner.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: childrenObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards or word flashcardsMaterial example: Fruit picture flashcardsDescription: Cover the flashcard or word card with a piece of card and slowly reveal it. Stu-dents try to guess which one it is. Once the card is shown, chorally drill the word with the groupusing different intonation. You can also flip the card over very quickly so the students just get aquick glimpse of the word. Repeat until they have guessed the word.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 27PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com42. PICTURE & WORD DOMINO43. MEMORIZING THE WORD-SERIES GAMEDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners /adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture and word domino flashcardsMaterial example: Shapes picture flashcards and shapes word flashcardsDescription: Make a set of pictures and a set of word flashcards. Deal the cards to the stu-dents and ask them to match the pictures to the words. One player starts with one card facingup. The next player looks at his/her cards and adds either the picture next to the descriptiveword or the word for the picture on the table. If the student does not have any correspondingcards, the student loses his/her turn, and the next student continues. The player who has fin-ished all his or her cards, is the winner.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed picture flashcardsDescription: Choose categories of vocabulary flashcards and put them on the blackboard.Then point to a series of ten cards very quickly. The students have to pay attention and try tomemorize the flashcards and the right order. Ask the students to say the ten words in the rightorder.
    • PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com44. FISHING FOR PAIRS45. ANIMAL & TEXT MATCH FLASHDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Accessories picture flashcardsDescription: Place a set of paired picture cards without text on the table for the studentsto see, then gather them up and deal out five cards to each student. In turns the students askeach other questions about their cards, to try to match up the pairs. The questions should beabout describing an action used with the item, and the person with the appropriate card replieswith the answer and gives them the card.Example: You wear this on your hand. It can be made of gold. It is a piece of jewellery.Answer: ringDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: beginners/ intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards and text flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcards and animal sentenceflashcardsDescription: Give sets of text cards and picture cards to the students. Ask them to matchthe correct sentence with the picture. Let the students move around freely in class using thetarget language when asking questions from each other.Example: The student with the sentence “The hummingbird perched on a branch and sang”has to find the student with the picture of a hummingbird.28 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDS
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 29Idea no. 1www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 30 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 2www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 31Idea no. 3bear camel cat hencow crocodile dog duckelk elephant frog foxgiraffe horse kangaroo lionpanda polar bear pig parrotwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 32 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 3ram ewe lambrooster hen chickstallion mare foalbull cow calfboar sow pigletwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 33Idea no. 4www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 34 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 5www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 35Idea no. 6www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 36 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 7www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 37Idea no. 8www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 38 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 9www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 39Idea no. 10www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 40 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 10www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 41Idea no. 13www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 42 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 14Bingo with animalswww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 43Idea no. 14Bingo with annimalswww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 44 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 14Bingo with animals 3www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 45Idea no. 14Bingo with animals 4www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 46 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 14Bingo with animals 5www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 47Idea no. 151 2 34 5 67 8 9www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 48 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 151 2 34 5 67 8 9www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 49Idea no. 151 2 34 5 67 8 9www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 50 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 16www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 51Idea no. 16Categorize the body partsthe upper body the lower body the headwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 52 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 16www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 53Idea no. 17
    • 54 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 18www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 55Idea no. 19www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 56 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 20 and 21www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 57Idea no. 22www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 58 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 23www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 59Idea no. 25 and 26www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 60 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 27www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 61Idea no. 28www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 62 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 29aggressive anxious apologetic arrogantbashful confident envious frightenedfrustrated guilty happy horrifiedhot hung over interested jealousmischievous optimistic relieved sadwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 63Idea no. 29porcupine raccoon tiger elephantrhinoceros hippopotamus flamingo eaglepheasant bee fox turtleowl whale bat reindeerkangaroo deer ostrich snakedolphin rooster turkey cheetahbuffalo warthog mole koalazebra hare shark gorillalizard bear crocodile hummingbirdguinea pig octopus dog rabbitwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 64 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 29Categorize the wordsAdjectives Animals Accessorieswww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 65Idea no. 29ring scarfbelt necklacebracelet handbagwatch broochwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 66 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 30www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 67Idea no. 31www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 68 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 32www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 69Idea no. 33A BC DE FG HI Jwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 70 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 33Apple BinocularsCherries DishwasherElephant Fur coatGate HummingbirdIce cube tray Jellyfishwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 71Idea no. 34www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 72 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 35www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 73Idea no. 36 and 37www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 74 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 38www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 75Idea no. 39pig snoutgrunt hoofboar sowpiglet stymane horsemare stablestallion foalwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 76 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 40architect baker bookkeeper dentistbricklayer driver cashier electricianarihostesswastecollectorjudge hairdressernursephotographerpriest politicianbellboy secretarysecurityguardsoldierwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 77Idea no. 40www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 78 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 41apple bananablood orange guavahoneydew melon kiwilemon limelychee mandarinmango nectarineorange papayapassion fruit peachpear pineappleplum apricotwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 79Idea no. 42www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 80 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 42www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 81Idea no. 42circle cross diamondoctagon oval parallelogrampentagon rectangle right trianglestar trapezoid trianglewww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 82 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 42ovalcircle parallelogramrectangle right triangletriangle circlediamond trapetzoidwww.thelanguagemenu.comoktagon
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 83Idea no. 43
    • 84 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 44www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 85Idea no. 45www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 86 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 45The alligator slid into the water.Ants live in the ground.An anteater eats ants.Badgers dig burrows in the ground to live in.Bats eat fruits and sleep hanging upside down.A bear protects its cubs.Beavers build dams in rivers.Bees live in a hive and make honey.Beetles are a diverse group of insects.The boar is running away.Bumblebees do not sting.The caterpillar makes a cocoon.The dove is a symbol of peace.The dragonfly skimmed the water.www.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • 88 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com46. LETTERS47. UPPER AND LOWERCASE MATCHDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and the alphabetGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Alphabet flashcardsMaterial example: Alphabet flashcardsDescription: Make a set of flashcards of the alphabet. Choose a topic or category. Showthe letters one by one to the students. The students try to think of a word or item starting withthe letter in question, related to the topic/category. The student who comes up with the correctword first gets the flashcard. For a greater challenge, change the topic/category more frequently.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabulary and the alphabetGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Alphabet flashcardsMaterial example: Alphabet flashcards, upper and lower case symbolsDescription: To teach lowercase letters, make one set of uppercase and lowercase letterson separate cards. Let your students match the corresponding cards.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 89PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com48. CATEGORISE ALPHABETICALLY49. LEARNING THE LETTERSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and the alphabetGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Alphabet flashcards, worksheetMaterial example: Alphabet flashcards, categories worksheetDescription: Choose some letters and show them to your students. Ask them to write downitems/words from a specific category starting with the letters shown. For example 7 items in thehouse, 7 items outside, 7 animals, 7 adjectives starting with…Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: childrenObjectives: to learn vocabulary and the alphabetGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcardsDescription: Show the students the card with a picture of an animal and tell them its name.This will enable the students to memorize the sound of the letter together with the picture. Workthrough the pictures using sentences like “This is Alf the Anteater.” and “This is Brian the bear.”After the students have learned the sound of the letter, ask them to find other words start-ing with the same sound.
    • 90 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com50. ALPHABET FLIP51. PICTURE AND LETTER DRILLDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabulary and the alphabetGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Alphabet flashcards and picture flashcardsMaterial example: Alphabet flashcards and mixed picture flashcardsDescription: Make a set of the alphabet and a set of corresponding pictures to play matchor memory with, by matching the first letter to the picture.Tip: Another option is to make a set of two-sided bilingual cards, to be cut in strips andfolded before laminating. This way you can have two-sided cards. Just remember to laminatethe cards with some space between each card so that they will be pouched properly, otherwisethey will split open. Let the students see the picture and tell you the letter or the opposite way,show the letter and let the students tell you which picture is behind it.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and the alphabetGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture + word flashcardsMaterial example: Animal picture flashcards with a letterDescription: Show the students the card with a letter and a picture. This will enable thestudents to memorize the letter together with the picture. After the students have learned theletter, ask them to copy the letter several times on a lined paper.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 91PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com52. PICTURE AND MISSING LETTERSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, pronunciationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture + word flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed picture flashcards with pictures and words andsome missing letters in the wordDescription: Make a set of flashcards with pictures and write the name of the item under-neath with some of the letters missing from the middle of the word. Ask the students to give themissing letter/s and to pronounce the whole word. As an option, ask the students to write thecomplete words on a worksheet.
    • 92 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 45 and 17The alligator slid into the water.Ants live in the ground.Anteater eats ants.Antelopes are grazers and they live in Africa.Armadillos are small mammals and they come from theAmericas.Apes are native to Africa and Asia.Baboons are monkeys and they come from Africa.Badgers dig burrows in the ground to live in.Bats eat fruits and sleep hanging upside down.A bear protects its cubs.Beavers build dams in rivers.Bees live in a hive and make honey.Beetles are a diverse group of insects.There are many birds in the sky.www.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 95Idea no. 48Categorize correctlyanimals fruit vegetable in the grocery store in the bathroom in the bedroomwww.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 97Idea no. 50A C B CB A D GT H R BD L G Mwww.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 99Idea no. 51A B C D EF G H I JK L M N OP Q R S TU V W X Ywww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 100 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 52b _ n o _ u _ a _ s w _ i _ t _ e_ o _ e _ t _ e _ _ e _ s_ r _ t _ rr e _ r _ g _ r _ t _ r_ n _ e l _ p _ _ a _ t _ r _t _ e _ _ o _ e _ e r a _ _ c _ _ owww.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • 102 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com53. NAME THE VERB54. VERB SENTENCESDiscipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, verb conjugation and forming sentencesGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Verb picture flashcardsDescription: Make a set of pictures of verbs. Ask your students to tell you which verb it isand to use the verb correctly in a sentence.Discipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn verb conjugationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 30 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Verb text flashcardsDescription: Make a set of flashcards with a sentence, leaving out one conjugated verbform to be used as an oral grammar exercise. You can also combine this exercise with similarwritten exercises introduced either before or after this drill. Write sentences including the verbstaught in class during the previous weeks for oral vocabulary and grammar exercises.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 103PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com55. VERB INTRODUCTION56. BILINGUAL VERBSDiscipline: language classes /grammarGrade levels: intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn verb conjugationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 30 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards, word flashcardsMaterial example: Verb picture flashcards, verb word cards, verb conjugationcardsDescription: Make a set of verb picture flashcards and a set of the word cards with vari-ous forms of the verbs (for example, “sing”, “playing”, “drove”). Place the pictures on the tableand hand the students the word-cards. Ask the students to match the verbs with the picturesand then to form a sentence using the verb. This can be used at any stage of the course whenintroducing new tenses.Discipline: language classes /grammarGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / advanced / adult languageeducationObjectives: to learn verbsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 30 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Two-sided word flashcardsMaterial example: Bilingual verb flashcardsDescription: Make a set of bilingual flashcards, cut out the flashcards so that you can foldthe two languages to be laminated on one card. Drill the verbs first from the target languageto the native language, then switch and use the native language to drill the verbs in the targetlanguage.
    • 104 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com57. VERBS WITH PREPOSITION – BILINGUAL PHRASAL VERBFLASHCARDS58. VERBSWITHPREPOSITION–PICTUREFLASHCARDSFORPHRAS-AL VERBSDiscipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn phrasal verbsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Two-sided word flashcardsMaterial example: Two-sided verb and preposition flashcardsDescription: Make a set of bilingual cards, using one side for the verb, the other side forthe preposition to be used together as a phrasal verb. Start by explaining one of the verbs,and how the meaning changes according to the preposition used together with the verb. Givesome examples and start by using a set of 5 different verbs and the corresponding phrasal verbprepositions. Ask the students to try to remember the difference between the cards and to givea sentence using the correct phrasal verb.Discipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn phrasal verbsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards, worksheetMaterial example: Verb picture cards and preposition picture cardsDescription: Make a set of verb picture cards and a set of preposition picture cards andprint 5 sheets of each. Ask your students to arrange the different verbs with the correct preposi-tion and to write sentences on a worksheet with the cards used.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 105PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com59. REGULAR & IRREGULAR VERBS60. INTRODUCING VERBS IN THEMESDiscipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn verb conjugationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcardsMaterial example: Verb word cardsDescription: Use a set of verbs written in their infinitive form. Ask your students to arrangethe verbs according to regular and irregular verbs, then to give the tense forms.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn food vocabulary and verbs associated with itGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Food pictures flashcards and cooking verbsDescription: Make a set of picture vocabulary flashcards and verb cards associated to aspecific theme (for example, food verbs).You can introduce the verb first then ask the students to associate the verb with a specificfood item flashcard (such as poach – associated with egg/fish; knead – dough/bread; roast –potatoes/chicken; simmer – soup/stew; peel – carrots/orange).Or, in the opposite way, introduce the food item first then ask the students to associate itwith a verb (potato associated with peel/mash/fry/boil, turkey – pluck/skin/carve/roast).
    • 106 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com61. VERBS & PICTURES GAME62. VERBS & ADJECTIVES WITH PROFESSIONSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and verbsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcards, two setsMaterial example: Verb word flashcards and mixed noun flashcardsDescription: Make a set of word cards with different verbs, and a set of pictures to matchthem with. (For example, drive+ car, travel + bus, jump + rope, drink + milk, read + book…etc.)and let the students match the correct verb to the correct noun. Good for beginners to practiceverbs and nouns. Vary this game by using different tenses, adding prepositions or adjectives.Discipline: language classes / vocabularyGrade levels: intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary / conjugating verbs and comparative form ofadjectivesGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Professions picture flashcardsShow the students flashcard pictures of professions and ask them to think up three verbsassociated with this profession. (For example, a hairdresser – cut/colour/wash, a cook – knead/whip/cut). Then ask the students to conjugate the verbs and use them to make full sentences.(For example, “The hairdresser cut and coloured my hair after he had washed it.”)Continue the exercise by asking the student for three adjectives associated with the sameprofessions, this time asking the students to make sentences of comparing the professionsusing the adjectives.You can also use several picture cards and ask the students to form more complex sen-tences of comparison using both verbs and adjectives. (For example, “The hairdresser is betterat cutting hair than the cook, but the cook makes tastier cakes”).
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 107PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com63. INTRODUCTION OF PREPOSITIONS64. PREPOSITION SENTENCESDiscipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn prepositionsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Preposition picture flashcardsDescription: Make a set of picture preposition cards to introduce the meaning of a preposi-tion. Give the students examples on how to use them and ask the students to give you their ownexamples. For foreign learners this is an important tool, as many languages don’t have preposi-tions and can sometimes be difficult to understandDiscipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn prepositionsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 30 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Preposition sentences text flashcardsDescription: Make sets of sentences with the prepositions left out. As an oral exercise, thestudents take turns reading out the sentences and try to give the correct answer. If the studentanswers correctly they keep the card. If the student fails, the card is placed at the back of thepack. These cards can also be made as two-sided cards, with the correct preposition on thereverse side.
    • 108 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com65. PREPOSITION BINGO66. PREPOSITION &VERBSDiscipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn prepositionsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcards and word flashcards or picture flashcardsMaterial example: Preposition sentences and preposition word cardsDescription: The word flashcards together with the preposition word flashcards can be usedto play bingo. Give the students the text cards with sentences and pull out preposition wordcards from a box. The student who has the sentences with the correct answer gives the cardsback to the teacher. If the student’s answer is wrong, the teacher gives him/her an additionalsentence card. The student who has given away all the cards first, wins the game.(e.g. in, on, at for time, for place)Discipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, prepositions, verbs and forming sentencesGroup size: 2 to 10 to make, print and laminate the cardsPreparation time: 40 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards and word flashcards, several identicalsetsMaterial example: Preposition picture flashcards, verb picture flashcards,general word flashcardsDescription: Make sets of preposition pictures, a set of verb pictures and a set of other“fill-in words” and laminate the cards.Split the students into teams, and give each team an identical pack of shuffled picture andword cards. Start a timer and give the students 5 minutes to make up as many sentences aspossible using pictures and words in the same sentences. The team that has used the mostcards from their packs wins.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 109PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com67. ADJECTIVE COMPARATION68. ADJECTIVE SENTENCESDiscipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn comparative adjectivesGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-20 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcards or Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Adjective word flashcardsDescription: Make comparative adjectives by showing only the adjective and letting thestudents use the –er/ –est or more/most explaining the rules of the conjugation before usingthe cards.Discipline: language classes /grammarGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 30 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Adjective sentence text flashcardsDescription: Continue the comparative adjective exercise using text flashcards with sen-tences with adjectives missing. Use this as an oral exercise.
    • 110 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com69. FEEL-FLASH ADJECTIVES70. DESCRIPTION-FLASH ADJECTIVESDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabulary and grammarGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, adjectives and describing feelings, improvingimaginationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards.Material example: adjective feeling picture flashcards.Description: Make up some flashcards with adjective of feeling. Use the cards to practicedescribing how someone is feeling and why they are feeling like that. Example: “This woman isangry. She has just been told she has been fired.”Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / advanced / adult languageeducationObjectives: to learn detailed vocabulary of items, descriptionsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Clothing picture flashcardsDescription: Use cards with pictures of different items to describe the items.Example 1: “My sister just bought a beautiful, new, pink coat. She looks pretty in it and isgoing to a wedding this afternoon.” This exercise is suitable for lower levels and for practicingimagination and sentence structure.Example 2. “The coat has a wide lapel and deep pockets. It is made of wool. The buttonsare round. The coat is knee-length with decorations on the sleeve.” This exercise can be usedfor all levels by varying the difficulty of the descriptions. If specific vocabulary is introduced, givethe students a glossary of terms they should use when describing the items.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 111PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com71. ADJECTIVE DESCRIPTION GAME72. POSSESSIVE PRONOUNSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabulary and grammarGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, comparative adjectives, oppositesGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Opposites picture flashcardsDescription: Make a set of opposites flashcards and a set of different items. Ask the stu-dents to combine the adjectives in the correct form corresponding with the picture and to usesentences like:“The green book is larger than the soft white pillow,”“The tallest building is in the city centre and the lowest building is in the village.”Discipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn possessive pronounsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Pronominal sentences on text flashcardsDescription: Introduce the possessive pronouns in class before using this oral exercise.Use cards with sentences and empty spaces for the oral drill, again giving only the personalpronoun. Example: “Who has stolen (my) bike?”
    • 112 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com73. CATEGORISE THE PRONOUN74. IMPERATIVE WITH VERBS AND BODY PARTSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn pronounsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcardsMaterial example: Pronominal word cards and categoriesDescription: Give students a pack of cards with pronouns and different categories, ask thestudents to work in pairs categorizing all the cards correctly, then giving a sentence with eachpronoun (orally or in writing).Discipline: language classes / body-part vocabularyGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and imperative formGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 15-20 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcardsMaterial example: Verbs and body parts flashcardsDescription: Make sets of orders for the students. Place the cards in a box and have thestudents follow orders.Examples: Sneeze! Raise your right arm! Clap your hands! Blink!A dynamic and fun game that will energize the class.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 113PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com75. TAG-QUESTIONS76. GRAMMAR QUESTIONSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabulary/ grammarGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn tagging questionsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcardsMaterial example: Tag question text flashcardsDescription: Introduce the rules for tag questions and then use this exercise. Write sen-tences ending with a comma on the cards, and match them with the tags on separate cards.Example: “You have a cat, ….don’t you?”Discipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn grammar rulesGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 30 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Grammar question text flashcardsDescription: Write cards with different questions about grammar, using the cards as a quizbefore a grammar test to orally drill the students’ knowledge about grammar. Additionally, useready sentences and quiz the students about the rules for the different sentences.E.g. Why is it at the bus stop and not on bus stop?Answer: Public places always use at.Grammar explanations on cards can also be left on the table in front of the students toglance at when necessary during the lesson. When students answer correctly, you can double-drill them to check understanding of the rules by asking them why they gave this answer. Thestudent should repeat the rules and look for confirmation from you, which of course is givenwith a big smile. In this way you can get even the most grammar-resistant students to learn therules.
    • 114 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com77. CORRECT THE MISTAKEDiscipline: language classes / grammarGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to find mistakes in sentencesGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Find the mistake text flashcardsDescription: Make sets of cards with different grammar mistakes and deal the cards to thestudents asking them to find the mistake in each card.
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    • 116 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 54blow_________blownbuy_________boughtcatch_________caughtdeal_________dealtdrink_________drunkfreeze_________frozenhide_________hiddenride_________riddenrise_________risensee_________seenshake_________shakenshoot_________shotshrink_________shrunksting_________stungteach_________taughttear_________tornthink_________thoughtwrite_________writtenwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 117Idea no. 54draw - drew - drawn fly - flew - flown listen - listened - listenedsew - sewed - sewn catch - caught - caught ask - asked - askedstink - stank - stunk walk - walked - walked write - wrote - writtenturn - turned - turned sleep - slept - slept swim - swam - swumwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 118 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 54blowblewblownbuyboughtboughtcatchcaughtcaughtdealdealtdealtdrinkdrankdrunkfreezefrozefrozenhidehidhiddenrideroderiddenriseroserisenseesawseenshakeshookshakenshootshotshotshrinkshrankshrunkstingstungstungteachtaughttaughtteartoretornthinkthoughtthoughtwritewrotewrittenwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 119Idea no. 55Anna _____________ (go)to the movies with Tom.Donna _____________(keep) the money underher mattress for a wholeyear.I _____________ (dream)that I was the president.I already _____________(give) you the correctanswer.I already _____________(do) the laundry.We _____________ (drive)all night to get toStockholm in time for themeeting.Anna _____________(see) her cousin thisafternoon.Brian _____________ (sit)on the chair.David _____________(break) his leg while skiing.Frank _____________(leave) as soon asMargaret arrived.I _____________ (find) a100€ bill on the streetthis morning.I _____________ (spend)the whole Saturday at themall.www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 120 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 56äta - åt - ätit eat - ate- eatense - såg - sett see - saw - seenskriva - skrev - skrivit write - wrote - writtenhämta - hämtade - hämtat bring - brought - broughtgräla - grälade - grälat fight - fought - foughtklippa - klippte - klippt cut - cut - cutsjunga - sjöng - sjungit sing - sang - sungwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 121Idea no. 56run springawalk gåswim simmaeat ätathrow kastafall falladraw ritawww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 122 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 57throw outthrow upthrow tothrow offgive outgive togive inwww.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 125Idea no. 59run jump flydrink search readsing scream speakdance give crydrive laugh takeget sell pickbuy sit countwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 126 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 60bake frypoach peelchop mashboil grillcut slicesimmer whipdeep-fry kneadwww.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 129Idea no. 61to read to playto photograph to danceto paddle to goto drive to rideto drink to grillwww.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 133Idea no. 64chair floor paper pencilglass key gate elevatormovie cinema apple pearbanana sandwitch book paintingcolour beautiful ugly happyis has have aan friend sister brothernewspaper hand gift hourlesson dog nose streetroad building yard flowerwww.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 135Idea no. 64I came _____ andturned _____ thecomputer.I cant wait to get_____ the road anddrive to Copenhagen.I caught the bus_____ the lastminute.I danced _____many midsummerparties _____ myyouth.I got _____ the taxiand told the drivermy address.I have a meeting_____ Paris nextmonth.I have anappointment with MrDavidoff _____3 p.m.I have to meet afriend _____seven oclock.I know that word_____ English. Its_____ the tip of mytongue.I left my coffeepercolator on _____home this morning.I left my handbag_____ myboyfriends house.I left my wallet_____ the pocket ofmy jacketI left work _____two thirty _____ theafternoon.I let the dog sit_____ my lap whilewatching TV.I looked _____ mywife as she enteredthe room.I met my wife _____the theatrewww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 136 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 65_____ the beginning itseemed easy.inAnna waited _____the busstop.atThe winter is finally _____. overThe dog sleeps _____me in my bed.next toThis gift is _____ you.forLets go _____ the super-market down the street.toLets get _____ this businstead of that tram. onwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 137Idea no. 66chair floor paper pen glasspasture key elevator filmmovie apple pear bananachewing gum book painting colorbeautiful ugly happy ishas a an friendsister brother magazine handgift hour lesson dognose street road buildingyard flower park stonewww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 138 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 67pretty ugly smallbig old youngtall short highlow yellow goodbad flat roundinteresting loud difficultwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 139Idea no. 68Donnas house is __________(big) than yours.Mice are __________(small) than rats.This coat is __________(beautiful) than that one.David said he is __________(strong) than John.This is the __________(interesting) story I have everread.Non-smokers usually live__________(long) thansmokers.Which is the__________(dangerous)snake in the world?A glass of juice can be__________(expensive) thana beer.Who is the __________(funny) actor on earth?The weather this summer iseven __________(bad) thanlast summer.He was the __________(clever) politician of all.Mt. Everest is__________(high) than Mt.Blanc.Australia is__________(sunny) thanFinland.A car is __________(big)than a bicycle.Bridget is __________(fun)than Anna.www.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • 142 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 71www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 143Idea no. 71www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 144 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 72_____ (he) dog isbarking all the time.At noon _____(they)friends dropped byfor a cooffee._____(we) house ison Desert Street._____(I) essay wona prize in thecompetition.Did you finish_____(you) novelalready?Anna forgot _____(she) keys at homethis morning.David is very wild._____ (he) parentsare worried abouthim.That is a pair ofgloves belonging to_____ (she).Have you seen_____ (I) telephone?Look what a hugeboat!Is this boat_____ (they)?_____ (she) catscratched me lasttime I fed it.This is _____ (we)weekend with nochildren at home!www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 145Idea no. 73Personal Reflexive Interrogative PossessiveI we you heshe they himself themselvesherself who which whatmy yours his herswww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 146 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 74Stand onyour toes!Shrug!Cross yourlegs!Wave yourhavd!Nod! Bow!Jump on oneleg!Pull a face!Touch yourelbow!Tickle yourright heel!Yawn! Cough!Sneeze!Sit on yourknees!Wrinkle yourforehead!Take a deepbreath!Snap yourfingers!Pinch yourarm!Scratch yourhead!Pull your leftearlobe!www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 147Idea no. 75You are happy today,.... ....arent you?Hes home now,... ...isnt he?We will see you later on,... ...wont we?You wont be late today,... ...will you?She is not available today,... ...is she?We shall see you next week,......shant we?Your daughter isnt ill today,... ...is she?www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 148 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 76When do you use"who" and whendo you use"whom"?When do you use"advice" and whendo you use"advise"?What is thedifference between"effect" and"affect"?When do you use"its" and when doyou use "its"?What is thedifference between"either" and"neither"?What is thedifference between"a while" and"awhile"?When do you use"oral" and when doyou use "verbal"?Explain thedifference between"less" and "fewer"?When do you use"small" and whendo you use "little"?What is thedifference betweena "salary" and a"wage"?What is thedifference between"ill" and "sick"?When do you use"lend" and whendo you use"borrow"?www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 149Idea no. 77I will borrow you1000 €.The study is at thesecond floor of myhouse.My sister speaksEnglish very good.I have been toUSA four yearsagoI came visiting youfor the evening.We like eatingfresh shellfish atthe dinner.We learned ofEurope in schoolto day.The book I readlast week werevery good.Cats like to chasemouses.Should we ask ourfriend for going tothe mall?Can we buy thesedress you have inthe window?A apple a daykeeps the doctoraway.www.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 151PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com78. WORD ASSOCIATION79. SYNONYM WORD OR PICTURE FLASHCARDSDiscipline: language classes / vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn to associateGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcards or picture flashcardsMaterial example: Summer holiday abroad association picture flashcardsDescription: Make word cards or picture flashcards to be associated with a particulartheme, e.g. Christmas. Give the students a pile of cards to match with Christmas. After theyhave made their choices, ask why they chose, for instance, a ladle. The students might tell youit is associated with serving the Christmas morning rice porridge or glühwine/glogg, or that aladle was given to them as a present last year… etc. Then ask your students to come up withmore things and prompt conversation in class around this. To make it easier to remember thenew association words, make a “brainstorming” pattern on the board with the new vocabulary.Discipline: language classes / vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, associationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcards or picture flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed word flashcardsDescription: Make up cards with one or several words or pictures on each card from a cat-egory you want your students to learn vocabulary from. Ask the students to come up with oneto five synonyms for each word.
    • 152 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com80. WRONG WORD GAME81. RIGHT WORD GAMEDiscipline: language classes / vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, associationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcardsMaterial example: “Which is wrong” word flashcardsDescription: Make a set of flashcards with five words on each card. Ask your students tochoose which word is incorrect.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcardsMaterial example: Headline and five word flashcardsDescription: Make a set of flashcards with a main word on top and five words below on eachcard. Ask your students to choose which word is associated with the main word. Then ask thestudents to associate something with the remaining four words.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 153PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com82. MATCH ME MY OPPOSITES83. ANTONYM-FLASHDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn oppositesGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcards or picture flashcardsMaterial example: Word opposites flashcardsDescription: Make word or picture cards of opposites and ask the students to mach thecorrect opposite.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Two-sided opposite word flashcardsDescription: Make up sets of double sided cards with opposite words. At a fast pace, askthe students to tell you what they are.
    • 154 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com84. ON MY LEFT & ON MY RIGHT85. DOMINODiscipline: language classes / vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and oppositesGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 30 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards and word flashcardsMaterial example: opposite picture flashcards and opposite word flashcardsDescription: Make a set of opposite picture flashcard and the corresponding word cards.Place the pictures on the table, hand the students all the word cards and ask them to placethe correct words next to the picture cards. This makes introducing new vocabulary and theopposites a lot more fun.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / advanced / adult languageeducationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, associations, synonyms, opposites etcGroup size: 4 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 15-20 minutesMaterial needed: Two-sided word flashcardsMaterial example: Synonym two-sided word flashcardsDescription: Make up sets of two-sided flashcards with synonyms, associations or oppo-sites. Team up your students and give a full set of cards to each team and let them play. Player1 puts a card on the table, and player 2 tries to match one of the sides with his or her owncards. If player 2 doesn’t have a corresponding card, player 2 loses a turn, and player 3 has ago. The winner is the player who has gotten rid of all the cards.If a player matches the wrong word, he is punished by having to skip one turn.When introducing more difficult words, give each team a regular dictionary, an oppositesdictionary or a synonym dictionary to help them out. Vary this game by giving the studentsworksheets with the words for the cards and asking them to only look up words they don’t knowbefore the game. After the game, drill the students on the words.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 155PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com86. HOMONYMS FLASHDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Homonym picture flashcardsDescription: Make sets of pictures that are written the same way but have different mean-ings. Ask your students to match the cards by using their picture cards in a sentence and mak-ing a continuous story. For example:“I have been swimming in the sea today.” (picture of the sea)“I can see that, your hair is still wet.” (picture of the verb - see)
    • Idea no. 78www.thelanguagemenu.com156 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDS
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 157Idea no. 79girl work home bagpretty happy shining softcushion damp feed walkenormous entertain sofa speakitem shade fair coinbrochure shop fun walletpepole type bloom fatprogram normal truth speedelevator crayon advice hollowjewel plastic screen sleepwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 158 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 80dog, cat, hamster,rabbit, hareeat, drink, look,swallow, chewwood, cotton, polyester,silk, woolrake, spade, axe,hammer, nailhappy, pleased, cheerless,jolly, gladlazy, idle, slack,bustling, inertyellow, red, blue, green,brownishrush, slick, rustle, speed,brisklywww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 159Idea no. 81PetsdogbearcatraccoonVegetablestomatoorangeavocadocapsicumFruitsbananagrapestrawberryblueberryClothesbeltskirthandbagslacksBirdscrowdoveeagleangleJewelryringearringshoewatchToolshammernailscrewscrewdriverDrinksbathwatermineralwatersodawaterdishwaterAnimalsteddybearteddypolarbearpandaInsectsbatkolibriflyroach
    • 160 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 82www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 161Idea no. 82child adultangel devilawake asleepgood badwide narrowthin thickbig smallwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 162 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 83big smalldark lighttall shortyoung oldugly prettyheavy lightstrong weakwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 163Idea no. 84www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 164 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 84adult child boy girlclean dirty fat slimhappy angry sick healthyshort tall strong weakyell whisper woman girlwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 165Idea no. 85hunt shoelace bottleneck dogcollar teaspoon roadsign petstore treasurewww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 166 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 86
    • COMPREHENSIONFLASHCARDSWITH
    • 168 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com87. FLASHCARDS FOR MUSIC LESSONS88. FLASHCARDS FOR NEWS BROADCASTSDiscipline: Music classes / language classesGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary / comprehensionGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcards or picture flashcardsMaterial example: Word flashcards for any topicDescription: Listen to a song you want to play for the students or play a song you want thestudents to learn. Prior to playing the song, make up different flashcards of either pictures orwords. Most of the words or pictures should be mentioned in the song, and some not. Ask yourstudents to listen to the song and choose the correct flashcards from the pile.After you have checked the flashcards, ask the students to rearrange all the cards in thecorrect order mentioned in the song and then to recap the song by using the flashcards as“notes”. This also works with memorizing songs students have to sing at assemblies.Discipline: language classesGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, comprehensionGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cards, listen tothe news items and note down key vocabulary from each segmentTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcards, TVMaterial example: Word flashcards for a weather forecast and a politicalsegmentDescription: Make sets of word or picture cards associated with a 5-10min news broadcast.The broadcast should have 5-10 segments and you select about 10 key vocabulary words/pic-tures (names, years, cities etc) from each news segment. Shuffle the cards and deal them outto the students. Write the headlines of each segment on the board. Then play the news broad-cast, asking the students to categorize 10 words for each segment. When the students havecategorized all the words correctly, ask them to recap the news to you using the key vocabularyon the cards.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 169PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com89. FLASHCARDS FOR RADIO BROADCASTSDiscipline: language classesGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, comprehensionGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 5 minutes to print flashcards and cut them upTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Empty flashcards cut up, a CD playerMaterial example: Empty sheet of flashcardsDescription: Split the class into teams. Deal out a pile of blank flashcards to the teams be-fore starting this exercise. Listen to a pre-recorded radio broadcast. Ask the students to drawpictures or write key vocabulary of what they are listening to. Then ask the teams to switch theirpiles of cards and then summarize the broadcast back as carefully as possible using the otherteams’ cards. As everyone in the team has drawn pictures or written key vocabulary, the otherteam has to first organize the cards in the correct order using their memory and working as ateam.This exercise can give artistic students an advantage, but as the presentation is the mainobjective in this game, the advantage of drawing precise and clear pictures will actually be forthe second team.Don’t tell the students beforehand that they will have to switch flashcards at the end of thebroadcast, otherwise they will not want to put in a lot of effort with the flashcard creations. Ifyou wish to use this exercise in the same class one more time, don’t switch the card piles, asthe students will be expecting that and might not have made as much effort as last time.
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 171PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com90. LANGUAGE VOCABULARY-DIFFERENCES91. EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCESDiscipline: language classesGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, differences in the language spoken indifferent countriesGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcards and picture flashcardsMaterial example: American vs. British English word cardsDescription: Make a set of British English and American English vocabulary word cards,and one set of picture vocabulary flashcards. Explain the different words first and then ask yourstudents to match the correct words with the pictures.Discipline: language classesGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, differences in the language spoken indifferent countriesGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutesTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Text flashcards with Australian and American EnglishsentencesDescription: Make up sentences including different versions of the words (Example: “I amgoing to a BBQ tomorrow” vs “I am going to a barbie tomorrow”). Ask your students to identifywhich sentences are in Australian or in American English, or ask them to change some of thevocabulary to make it more Australian or American.
    • 172 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com92. DIFFERENCES IN PICTURES93. PICTURE STORY FLASHCARDSDiscipline: language classes / vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / advanced / adult languageeducationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, descriptionsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 15-20 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Items in the kitchen picture flashcardsDescription: Give the students pairs of cards with pictures which are similar but have anumber of differences. Ask the students to find and explain the differences in the pictures. Forlarger pictures, log in to http://teachers.thelanguagemenu.com and download A4 pictures fromour material database.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn putting together a story, imagination expansionGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 30 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 50-60 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Word or picture flashcards showing nouns, verbs andadjectivesDescription: With several sets of picture flashcards of verbs, nouns, adjectives (and/or setsof word cards if applicable); deal each student a mixed set containing 10-20 cards. Ask them totell a story using all the words given. After the story is told, you can then work on analysing thedifferences in each person’s story as they most probably have used the cards in different orderand the stories vary a lot depending on each student’s outlook on life and imagination.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 173Idea no. 90trunk bootwind shield wind screenparking lot car parkmuffler silencertruck lorrywrench spannertransmission gearboxwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 174 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 91She’s an excellent teacher. She’s an ace teacher.Paul and Mary have gottwo babies.Paul and Mary have gottwo ankle-biters.Have you had breakfastyet?Have you had brekky yet?Where’s the nearest policestation?Where’s the nearest copshop?His house is always grotty.His house is always dirty.I heard that Mary and Philaren’t talking anymore.What’s the gossip?I heard that Mary and Philaren’t talking anymore.What’s the goss?This curry is delicious! This curry is yummy!I missed the turn off, I’llhave to do a U-turn.I missed the turn off, I’llhave to do a u-ee.Jack’s a bit of a crazyperson.Jack’s a bit of a looney.www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 175Idea no. 92
    • 176 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 93
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 177Idea no. 93
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 179PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com94. WRITTEN TASKS95. MULTIPLICATION-TABLE-FLASHDiscipline: Maths classesGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn solving text math problemsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 30 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 45-60 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Maths text flashcardsDescription: Written maths tasks can be more difficult for some students, so make up writ-ten tasks, describing a math problem in words, and deal them out randomly in class. After astudent has solved the problem, ask them to exchange cards with another student.Discipline: Maths classesGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / advancedObjectives: to learn additionGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Number flashcardsMaterial example: Multiplication flashcardsDescription: Practice verbally the multiplication tables, problem-solving without pen andpaper. Use for addition, subtraction and division as well.
    • 180 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com96. ADDITION-FLASH97. DIVISION-FLASHDiscipline: Maths classesGrade levels: intermediateObjectives: to learn additionGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Number flashcardsMaterial example: Addition flashcardsDescription: Place mixed assignments in a box, walk around the class and ask each stu-dent to take one out and give the answer before moving on to the next one. This gives a bit ofvariation to the math lesson.Discipline: Maths classesGrade levels: intermediateObjectives: to learn divisionGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Number flashcardsMaterial example: Division flashcardsLet the students pick several cards and have a race to see who can make the calculationsthe fastest. Some problems could be easier and some more difficult to vary it a bit. Use formultiplication, subtraction and addition as well.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 181PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com98. SUBTRACTION-FLASH99. “MATHS MATCH-UP”?Discipline: Maths classesGrade levels: intermediateObjectives: to learn subtractionGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Number flashcardsMaterial example: Subtraction flashcardsDescription: Make sets of subtraction math problems with separate sets card with theanswers. Play a matching game with each category or mix the categories. Let the studentswork on their own or as teams. With teams, give a large number of problems and answers witheveryone working as a team and give a prize to the winning team. Use for multiplication, addi-tion and division as well.Discipline: Maths classesGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to practice equations and calculationsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Numbers flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed maths number flashcardsDescription: Make sets of different flashcards, one with the problem and the other with thesolution. Deal out cards randomly in class and let the students walk around class to find thecorrect Q&A. This exercise will make the students concentrate on their problem together withanother student and if someone is not sure of the answer, they will receive help from others asthey are searching for the correct card partner. It is also a good way of getting the students torandomly pair up for a paired exercise after this.
    • 182 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com100. MATHS WAR101. SHAPING PROBLEMSDiscipline: Maths classesGrade levels: intermediate / advancedObjectives: to practice equations and calculationsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Numbers and symbols flashcardsMaterial example: Numbers flashcards and symbols flashcardsDescription: Use several sets of number cards, as well as a set of cards with -,+,/ and xsymbols in this activity.Put the students into teams of 2-4. Place 10-15 symbol cards in a pile in the middle of thetable and deal some of the numbers cards to each student. Sitting facing each other they turnover two number cards each and one symbol card in the middle. If it is an addition or multiplica-tion card in the middle, the person with the highest score wins the hand and if it is a subtractionor division card, the lowest score wins all the cards and places them last in his/her pile. Playuntil one player has all the cards.Discipline: Maths classesGrade levels: intermediate / advancedObjectives: to practice equations and calculationsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Shape picture flashcardsDescription: Make flashcards with pictures of different shapes and ask the students to takeone shape from a pile and to write a problem for this shape or a description on how to draw it.For example:Picture: TriangleProblem: Area of a triangle: If the base is 3 cm and the height is 4 cm, what is the area ofthe triangle?
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 183PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com102. SOLVE ME103. MATHS EXPLANATIONSDiscipline: Maths classesGrade levels: intermediate / advancedObjectives: to practice equations and calculationsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Numbers flashcards and symbols flashcardsMaterial example: Numbers flashcards and symbols flashcardsDescription: Place different numbers and symbols flashcards in several piles, read out amaths problem and ask one of the students to demonstrate how to solve it by adding numbercards and symbols after each other until the equation is solved.Discipline: Maths classesGrade levels: intermediate / advancedObjectives: to practice equations and calculationsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 30 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 45-60 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Math explanations text flashcardsDescription: Make flashcards with math explanations and formulas. Deal the cards to thestudents asking them to demonstrate a problem on the white board and how to get to the solu-tion by using the flashcards as a reference.
    • 184 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com104. PICTURE MATH105. NUMBER HUNTDiscipline: Maths classesGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: addition and subtractionGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 30 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Picture maths flashcardsDescription: For young students learning to add or subtract, use picture flashcards andsymbols to illustrate the exercise.For example: A flashcard with 4 bears and another with 10 clowns. Problem = how manyclowns are left if the bears eat one clown each? How many clowns and bears are there alto-gether?Discipline: Maths classesGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Number cardsMaterial example: Mixed set of number cardsDescription: Place cards around the classroom. For young students, say the number andask them to look for it. For older students, give them a problem and ask the students to findand bring back the correct answer card.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 185Idea no. 94A train leaves New York forBoston. Five minutes lateranother train leaves Bostonfor New York at double thespeed. Which train will becloser to New York when theyencounter?Jane makes toy bears. If shehas an assistant she canmake 80% more bears perweek and work 10% fewerhours. How much does theassistant increase herproductivity?Jacob is now 12 yearsyounger than Michael. If 9years from now Michael willbe twice as old as Jacob, howold will Jacob be in 4 years?Jeff is five times as old as Pat.In ten years, Jeff will be threetimes as old as Pat is then.What is the sum of theircurrent ages?www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 186 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 95
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 187Idea no. 96
    • 188 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 97
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 189Idea no. 98
    • 190 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 99
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 191Idea no. 100 and 101
    • 192 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 102
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 193Idea no. 103Area of Rectangle =length x widthArea of Parallelogram =base x heightArea of Triangle =base x height / 2Area of Circle =pi x radius2Cube volume =side3Rectangular prism volume =side1 x side2 x side3Sphere volume =(4/3) x pi x radius3Cylinder volume =pi x radius2 x heightCone volume =(1/3) x pi x radius2 x heightPyramid volume =(1/3) x (base area) x heightwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 194 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 104
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 195Idea no. 105
    • MONEY,NUMBERS,CURRENCYANDTIME
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 197PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com106. NUMBER-FLASH107. NUMBERS & OBJECTSDiscipline: Maths classes / beginners language classesGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn the numbersGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-20 minutesMaterial needed: Numbers flashcards and word flashcardsMaterial example: Numbers flashcards and the written numbers on wordcardsDescription: Give a pile of number cards to the students. Take the one of the written cards,say the number aloud and ask the students to give you the correct number card. After all thecards have been used, reverse the game and show the number to the student, ask the studentto say it aloud and give you the correct card with the written number.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabulary on numbersGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn the numbers and basic nounsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards and number flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed picture flashcards and number flashcards 1-14Description: Make sets of flashcards with numbers and another set with objects. Let thechildren pick the corresponding number of objects and add the correct amount of items nextto the number card. Ask the students to describe how many and which items each number ismatched to.
    • 198 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com108. MEMORY WITH NUMBERS & ORDINALSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: beginnersObjectives: to learn the numbers and the ordinalsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-20 minutesMaterial needed: Number flashcards and word cardsMaterial example: Numbers and ordinals flashcardsDescription: Place the numbers cards and the written cards on the table as a memorygame and ask the student to match the correct pair, saying the number out loud. Play until allthe pairs have been found. Do the same with the ordinals. Then mix the ordinals and numbersand have the students match them. For example: one-first, two-second…etc.109. DATES & NUMBERSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / adult language educationObjectives: to learn high numbers and the datesGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Numbers flashcards and word flashcardsMaterial example: Numbers and dates word flashcardsDescription: Make a set of high numbers and dates. Show the student the card and askthem what this is. E.g. 5496 and 3rd July 2007.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 199PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com110. TIME-FLASH111. CURRENCY-FLASHDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / adult language educationObjectives: to learn the timeGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards and word flashcardsMaterial example: The time picture flashcards and the time wordflashcardsDescription: Go through the basic time vocabulary, ten past, quarter to, half past, threeo’clock etc. Make a set of flashcards with the clock in different positions, practice telling thetime by showing the cards to the students. You can also use the time cards in written form tomatch to the correct clock picture.When the students have learned the time, take out two of the cards at a time and ask howmuch time has elapsed between the two clocks.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / adult language educationObjectives: to add up and count money, paying for itemsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards and word flashcardsMaterial example: Currency picture flashcardsDescription: Make sets of currency picture flashcards. Make other sets of word cards withthe currencies. Ask the students to add up an amount, for instance € 17.40 for both the cur-rency and the written cards.You can also use picture flashcards of different items and ask the students to pay youa specific amount. Practice maths and numbers at the same time. E.g. the hair-dryer costs15.50€. How much will you receive in change from a 20€ bill? Answer: 4.50€
    • 200 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com112. CHANGING MONEYDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Flashcards with pictures of EurosDescription: Make sets of money flashcards in various denominations of notes and coins.The task is to change the notes to coins, or smaller coins to larger denominations. Give the stu-dents some flashcards. They will “buy” something and give the change back.Alternatively, you can give one student notes only and have to give another student smallernotes/coins back. This way, they will also exercise giving coins and notes back.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 201Idea no. 106
    • 202 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 10613 thirteen30 thirty17 seventeen70 seventy15 fifteen50 fifty33 thirty-threewww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 203Idea no. 107
    • 204 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 108first secondthird fourthfifth sixthseventh eleventhtwelfth fifteenthfiftieth twenty-firstthirtieth thirtieth-firstwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 205Idea no. 1097727 100095632 90003658888 3 August 20056 January 1872 21 September 201019 December 1906 31 August 1975www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 206 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 110Its nine oclock. Its twenty minutes to nine.Its (a) quarter to seven. Its five after six.Its ten after five. Its twenty minutes past four.Its twenty-five minutes past three. Its half past two.Its five minutes to eleven. Its eleven forty-five.Its (a) quarter after one. Its noon / midnight.www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 207Idea no. 110
    • 208 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 111 and 112
    • PRONUNCIATION
    • 210 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com113. 1, 2 & 3 SYLLABLE WORDS114. 1 OR 2 CONSONANTSDiscipline: language classes / pronunciationGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn pronunciationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-20 minutesMaterial needed: Word cardsMaterial example: One, two and three syllable word cardsDescription: Make sets of word cards to help demonstrate which words have one, two orthree syllables and where the stress is.Discipline: language classes / pronunciationGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn pronunciationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Word cardsMaterial example: One and two consonant word cardsDescription: Make sets of cards with words which look similar but have one or two conso-nants different (e.g. pool/book). To start the exercise, the teacher says each of the words forthe students to hear the difference in pronunciation. Next the students pronounce the wordson the cards.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 211PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com115. SIMILAR WORDS116. SAME SOUND-FLASHDiscipline: language classes / pronunciationGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and pronunciationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcardsMaterial example: Similar wordsDescription: Write words similar in pronunciation (e.g. peace/piece) on the cards and drillthe students in the differences in the written and the pronounced words. Ask the students topronounce the words and then explain them. Example: Island, isle, aisle.Discipline: language classes / pronunciationGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and pronunciation soundsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Picture or word cardsMaterial example: Word cards starting with the sound CHDescription: Make sets of pictures or words appropriate to the level of the students and thevocabulary already covered in your class. The students should ask each other for cards startingwith a certain letter or sound.Example: “May I have a card that starts with the sound tch?” Answer: “chair”, “church”
    • 212 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 113foot solefeet toetoes handhands palmthumb forefingernail nailsarm armswww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 213Idea no. 114tap naprat matchin thinclip blipsight righthand sandpool bookwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 214 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 115fair – fare dairy – diaryaisle — isle peace – piece – peasallay — alley — ally pore – pourall ready — already beach – beechbrake – break orchard – orchidtear – tear die – dyeflour – flower found – fond – fundwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 215Idea no. 116chop shopthink thickthin shackship thosethis chinwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • PHONE TICTHEALPHABET
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 217PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com117. PHONETICS & PICTURES118. PICTURE-PHONETICSDiscipline: language classes / pronunciationGrade levels: beginners / intermediate /adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and to teach pronunciation using thephonetic alphabetGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards and the phonetic alphabet word cardsMaterial example: The phonetic alphabet word cards and mixed picturecardsDescription: Make a set of cards of the phonetic alphabet. Then show some pictures andask the students to choose the phonetic letters which match the beginning or middle of thewords. If you have several sets of the alphabet, ask the students to spell out the complete wordusing the phonetic letters.Discipline: language classes / pronunciationGrade levels: beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabulary and the phonetic alphabet pronunciationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcards with the phonetic letter or word writtenunderneathMaterial example: Picture flashcards with one phonetic letterDescription: Use a set of pictures with a letter or word written in the phonetic alphabetunderneath. You can deal the cards to the students and ask them to pronounce the words, youcan show the card to the class and ask a student, or you can ask the students to write a wordwith the correct spelling, etc.
    • 218 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com119. PHONETIC WORD-FLASH120. SIMILAR WORDS WITH THE PHONETIC ALPHABETDiscipline: language classes / pronunciationGrade levels: beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn pronunciationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Word cardsMaterial example: Phonetic word cardsDescription: Make several sets of phonetic word cards to drill vocabulary and pronuncia-tion. Working in pairs and ask the students to write a list of the vocabulary introduced on thecards.Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and phonetic pronunciationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcardsMaterial example: Phonetic word cardsDescription: Make a set of cards, each with two words written phonetically to highlight thedifference in pronunciation (For example, “choir” and “chair” or “shore” and “chore”). You canalso ask the students to continue the exercise by making up new words which rhyme with thewords on the cards and then writing down the phonetic letters for the words on the board, andpointing out the differences.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 219PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com121. TRICKY WORDS CARDS122. DIFFICULT WORDSDiscipline: language classes / vocabularyGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and spellingGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture word cardsMaterial example: Trickily spelled words, picture flashcardsDescription: Introduce pictures with the words the students need to learn to pronounce andwrite. Ask the students to create a sentence with the word (verbally or in writing).Examples: Th-, -ough, -tionDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, spelling and pronunciationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: word flashcards and a categories worksheetMaterial example: word cards and a blank category worksheetDescription: Introduce cards with words that the students find difficult to pronounce, spell,understand or use correctly. Ask the students to write the words on a category worksheet. Varythis exercise by asking the students to write associations, synonyms, definitions etc.
    • 220 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 117/ˈbʌtərˌflaɪ/ /ˈdrægənˌflaɪ//spun/ /sɪv//kɑr/ /bʌs//bɔɪ/ /dwɔrf//ˈæŋkəl/ /ˈtaʊəl, taʊl/www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 221Idea no. 118
    • 222 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 119/tʃɒp/ /ʃɒp//θɪŋk/ /θɪk//θɪn/ /ʃæk//ʃɪp/ /ðəʊz//ðɪs/ /tʃɪn/www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 223Idea no. 120
    • 224 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 121thermos delphinelephant bus stationpheasant theatreshampoo showershaver cash registerwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 225Idea no. 122thistle crisps shouldwould clothes ordermurder air littlecrocodile unfortunate sixdevelopment decision ambulancelaw low gorgeouswww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 226 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 121
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 227Idea no. 122parachute cache churchbench bachelor channelcharm chaise chasmchimera chord chinattached yacht achewww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • DICTA TION
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 229PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com123. DICTATION TEAMS124. PICTURE RHYMESDiscipline: language classesGrade levels: children / beginners / intermediate / advanced / adultlanguage educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary, spellingGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Dictation text flashcardsDescription: Make 4 different stories for dictation flashcards. Each card has a story ofabout 50-100 words on it. Split the class into teams of 3-4 and let the students pick out 1-4dictation cards for their team. Ask the students to read the story out loud one at a time whilstthe others work together as a team writing down the story as it is being read out, focusing oncorrect spelling, especially of difficult words. Let the students work independently throughoutthe lesson and practice together. At the end of the lesson, dictate the stories, collect the stu-dents’ assignments and correct them.As an incentive, tell the students that the team with the least mistakes will be the winnerand they will get a prize. A prize could be that they get to finish class 15 minutes early or someother kind of reward. Announce the winning team next lesson, and give them the reward. Thiskind of teamwork makes the students spur on each other’s learning process.Discipline: language classes / vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn vocabulary, spelling and rhymingGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-20 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: rhyming words picture flashcardsDescription: Make a list of pairs of words that rhyme and make separate picture/word flash-cards for each word. Ask the students to match the pictures/words that sound similar and thenpractice pronouncing the sounds of the words. Then ask the students to come up with morerhyming words, and to write them on a separate worksheet.
    • 230 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com125. RHYME WORDSDiscipline: language classes / vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-20 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcardsMaterial example: Rhyming word flashcardsDescription: Make a set of cards with pairs of words that rhyme for the students to play“match me”. Deal out the cards (at least 6 per student). The first student says the word from oneof their cards out loud and the other students try to find the matching rhyming card from theirhand. The student with the corresponding card gets the pair. The turn moves to the next studentclockwise. When all the students have run out of cards, the pairs are counted. The student withthe highest number of rhyming pairs wins the game.126. RHYME PLEASEDiscipline: language classes / vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabulary, politely asking for somethingGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Word or picture flashcardsMaterial example: Rhyming picture flashcardsDescription: Make a set of cards with pairs of words or pictures that rhyme and deal themout to the students. Let the students ask each other in polite ways for the cards that rhyme withtheirs.“May I have a word rhyming with “house”?”The student with the “mouse” word/picture card gives the card to them.“Here you go.” “Thank you.” “You’re welcome.”To make the game more interesting, make sets with also other word / picture cards in ad-dition to the pairs of rhyming words, so that the students will gain and lose cards several timesby paying attention to who has which cards.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 231PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com127. TONGUE-TWISTERSDiscipline: language classesGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn pronunciationGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Tongue-twister text flashcardsDescription: Make sets of tongue-twisters on flashcards. Use the cards to work with yourstudents on pronunciation until they master the tongue-twisters.Examples of tongue twisters can be found at http://teachers.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 232 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 123The mother gave her baby a red apple.The baby tried to eat the apple. His mouthwas too small. And he didn’t have anyteeth. His brother took the apple. Hisbrother ate the apple. The baby cried. Hisbrother gave the baby a blue ball to playwith. The baby smiled. His brother took theball from the baby. He rolled the ball onthe floor. The brown and white dog pickedup the ball. The dog chewed on the ball.The baby cried again. His brother pickedup the cat. He put the cat on the bed withthe baby. The baby pulled the cat’s tail.The cat jumped off the bed. The dogchased the cat. The baby cried again. Hisbrother let the baby hold a sock. The babyplayed with the sock. The baby was happy.The farmer stopped under the apple tree.He reached out and picked an apple off abranch. He bit into the raw apple. Heenjoyed the apple. His horse turned itshead to look at him. The farmer pickedanother apple off the tree. He gave it tothe horse. The horse ate the raw apple.The horse enjoyed the apple. The farmerput a dozen apples into a bag. He rode thehorse back home. He put the horse in thebarn. He walked into his house. The catrubbed up against his leg. He gave the cata bowl of warm milk. He sat down on thesofa. He opened a book to read. His wifecame home. She cooked the raw apples.She made an apple pie. They ate breadand hot soup for dinner. They enjoyed thebread and soup. They had hot apple pie fordessert. They both enjoyed the apple pie.Mama was in the garden. "What are youdoing?" Johnny asked. She said she wasplanting roses. Roses are flowers. They arevery pretty. They are usually red. Roseshave thorns. His mama said, "Thorns willstick you. Be careful around thorns."Johnny went to the front yard. His dog Rexwas waiting for him. Johnny picked up astick and threw it. Rex chased the stick. Hebrought the stick back. Johnny ran aroundthe house. Rex chased him. Johnny ranthrough the garden. Rex ran through thegarden. Mom yelled at Johnny and Rex.She told them to play somewhere else. Shetold them to stay out of the garden.Johnny apologized to his mom. He went tothe garage and got his bike. He went for abike ride. Rex ran next to the bike.He had a dark blue car. It had four doors.It was not a new car. It was an old car.But it had new tires. It had new black tires.All four tires were new. He felt safe withhis new tires. They would not blow out. Hecould drive everywhere with his new tires.His car was dirty. He needed to wash it.The windows were dirty. The doors weredirty. The hood was dirty. The trunk wasdirty. The bumpers were dirty. The tiresweren’t dirty. They were new tires. Theywere black and shiny. They looked good.He did not have to wash his tires. But hedid have to wash his car. He put water intoa bucket. He put a sponge into the bucket.He washed his car with the sponge. Hedried his car with a towel. His car wasshiny blue now. It looked like new. Now hisold car was as shiny as his new tires.www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 233Idea no. 124
    • 234 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 125sink sing pinkring song tallball coal bailtail hop pothot pop hogtent men tensack sad backwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 235Idea no. 126
    • 236 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 127Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellowlorry.A big black bug bit a big black bear, madethe big black bear bleed blood.Six short slow shepherds. Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.A fat-free fruit float. A quick-witted cricket critic.I scream, you scream, we all scream foricecream!A big black bug bit a big black dog on hisbig black nose!Red bulb blue bulb red bulb blue bulb. Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.Selfish shellfish. Three free throws.Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs. Chilly chipper children cheerfully chant.www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • DISCUSSION
    • 238 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com128. TELL US ABOUT…WITH PICTURES129. TELL US ABOUT….Discipline: language classes / discussionsGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and using the language in practiceGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Picture flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed picture flashcardsDescription: Make sets of flashcards with pictures and ask the students to explain whatthis item is used for or to give some information about the thing in the picture. Examples ofword categories may be; household items, groceries, tools, types of transport, plants, animals,materials, a country, foods.Discipline: language classes / discussionsGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and using the language in practiceGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Tell us about text flashcardsDescription: Make sets of question cards to get the students to talk about themselves,their family, hobbies etc. Vary the sets according to the students’ level and age. For grammarlessons, use questions worded in a particular way and ask the students to use the same formwhen answering the questions.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 239PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com130. PICK A SUBJECT131. SCENARIO FLASHCARDSDiscipline: language classes / discussionsGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary and using the language in practiceGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Text or word flashcardsMaterial example: Mixed subjects word flashcardsDescription: Make a set of cards with the names of different subjects (e.g. Christmas, birth-days, dogs, cooking). Each student picks a subject and talks about it for 2 minutes. The rest ofthe class can participate by asking questions and adding suggestions.Discipline: language classes / discussionsGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: discussions and elaborating/explaining answersGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcards with multiple answersMaterial example: Text flashcards with multiple answersDescription: Make up flashcards with different scenarios and multiple choices. (For ex-ample, going to a shop and choosing what to buy, or winning the lottery and having to choosewhat to do with the money.) Ask your students which option they would choose and ask themto elaborate on their answer. You might find a lot of interesting reasons for choosing certainanswers.
    • 240 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com132. NEWS-FLASH133. HEADLINE-FLASHDiscipline: language classesGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to use imagination and summarizing an articleGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Word flashcards, newspaperMaterial example: Headline flashcardsDescription: Put headlines from a magazine or newspaper onto some flashcards. Ask thestudents to tell you a story about what they think the headline is about. Then give the studentthe newspaper so they can read the story corresponding to their headline. After they have readit, ask them to summarize the story and point out the differences between their story and thejournalist’s story.Discipline: language classesGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to use imagination and telling a storyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Headline with bullet points on text flashcardsDescription: Make up cards each with a headline for a story and some bullet points un-derneath. Deal out the cards, and let the students tell you about the news story. To promptadditional discussion, ask students for opinions on each story, and suggestions for alternativeendings.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 241PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com134. DEBATE-FLASH135. ARTICLE-FLASHDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to debateGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Debate statements for and against on text flashcardsDescription: Write sets of debate cards, each card with a statement of opinion.Ask the students to argue/debate for or against the issue on the cards. Make sure thecards and themes used in class will not offend any of the students’ religious or other beliefs.Discipline: language classesGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: reading and summarizing an articleGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Newspaper articlesMaterial example: Newspaper articles made into text flashcardsDescription: make laminated cards of short articles from the newspaper or internet. Don’tforget to give reference to newspaper or website address. Ask the students to pick a card andread it aloud. After reading the card, let your students tell the class in their own words what thearticle was about. Vary this exercise by asking what happened after this and let them come upwith different versions.
    • 242 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com136. READ & TELLDiscipline: language classesGrade levels: children / beginnersObjectives: to learn vocabulary and summarizingGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Text and/or picture flashcards for summarizingMaterial example: Keyword word cards and picture cards for Snow WhiteDescription: Tell your version of a known fairytale (or make up your own) showing the pictureand keyword flashcards as you go. Ask the students to retell or summarize the story to you withthe help of the flashcards.Additional: Ask them to retell (briefly) another fairytale they remember from their childhood.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 243Idea no. 128
    • 244 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 129Talk about something you love. Talk about something you hate.Talk about a dream youve had recently. Say 10 things about yourself.Talk about someone you dont like. Talk about your favourite hobby.Talk about a place youve visited this year. Talk about an animal with a tail.www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 245Idea no. 130Christmas summernewspapers friendssports sleepfamily studentsdream job petssauna Finlandwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 246 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 131airport bakerybeach farmrestaurant schoolsupermarket post officecinema hospitalwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 247Idea no. 131aisle* aisle seat* baggage claim area*boarding pass* carry-on luggage* cockpit*emergency exit* gate* lavatory* lifejacket* metal detector* oxygen mask*pilot* seat belt* terminal* ticket counter*tray table* window seat* X-ray machinebaker* bread* rolls* eat* oatmeal* loaf*baguettes* bagel* cakes* sesame seed*yam* pastry* wholemeal bread brown*croissants* pancakes* muffin* wafflebeach* bathing suit* beach ball* waves*fish* sand* umbrella* Frisbee* seashell*sun hat* swim* ice cream* hot* windyfarm* tractor* animals* windmill* bucket*chicken* tractor* crops* duckling* egg*farmhouse* fruit* grow* scarecrow*meadow* longhornrestaurant* a la carte* reservation* creditcard* centerpiece* beverage* tablecloth*tasty* well-done* glass* main course*order* cutlery* hot* seafood* spicyschool* book* colored pencils* globe*backpack* glossary* blackboard*keyboard* quiz* write* read* teacher*think* smart* markerssupermarket* bag* cashier* checkout line*clerk* coupons* dairy products* deli*frozen foods* groceries* household items*pet food* seafood* shopper* shoppingcart* supermarket* carton (of milk)*container (of)* package* tubepost office* drop* open* postal code*weigh* postcard* letter* mailbox* zone*special delivery* address* clerk* express*freight* writecinema* buy* popcorn* tickets* movie* goto* movie review* sit in an aisle seat* waitin line* watch a movie trailer* credits*take a seat* at the front* in the middle* atthe back* exciting* terrific* boring*absurd* clinichospital* clinic* co-payment* doctorsoffice* examination room* healthinsurance* medical exam* medicine*nurse* patient* prescription* side effects*symptoms* consult* get a shot*appointment* take your temperaturewww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 248 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 132Cities to remove instant loanads from the streetsBuilding tomorrow’s FinlandCorporate social responsibilityincreasingly drives companies’reputationsThe Facebook bubble reduxIsrael – Living in a difficultneighbourhoodParts of Europe have quietlybecome competitiveSinger songwriter in the mood Bolt extends reign, Weircompletes Jamaican sweepBrunch becomes lunchBrunchbecomes lunchGrilling your way to summerLonely lighthouses open upfor visitorsHoliday under the starswww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 249Idea no. 134Perfume should be banned! Politicians should be paid more!Being beautiful makes life easier! I should be President!Everyone should be vegetarians! Women are less feminine these days!Cloning should be legal everywhere! Children should be home-schooled!I sing better than you! Showering is better than bathing!Prisoners should work while incarcerated! Lower the voting age to 16!Coffee is not addictive! We should work less and play more!www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 250 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 133My green shoes A horrible school dayThe dog - mans best friend StudyingCars The old mansionwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 251Idea no. 135The government is set to announce itsdecision on the minimum ratio ofcare-givers per elderly in nursing homesahead of tomorrow’s government budgetsession. The Ministerial working group onsocial and health policy discusses the issuethis afternoon at the Ministry of SocialAffairs and Health. In addition, the chairsof the ruling parties convene today and, ifnecessary, address the issue. The Ministerof Health and Social Services, MariaGuzenina-Richardson’s (SDP) proposal of aratio of 0.7 caregivers per elderly wasdebated last week by the Ministerialworking group, but the conclusions of thesession were not disclosed. Source:http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/Finnish cities deem the introduction of afree public transport system in the nearfuture unfeasible, chiefly due to its costs,the over ten representatives of citiesinterviewed by STT indicate. The motionhas also been tabled – and rejected – atleast in Oulu, Lahti, Pori and Helsinki.According to the director of Helsinki RegionTransport, Suvi Rihtniemi, other barriersalso exist. For example, the Helsinkigovernment rejected the idea due to theprojected harmful impact of the zero-farepublic transport system on people’sappreciation. Free public transport wasestablished in Mariehamn years ago, whileTallinn is planning the removal of publictransport fees at the beginning of nextyear. Source: http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/The population of the extremelyendangered Saimaa ringed seal hasexceeded 300 for the first time in recenthistory, Metsähallitus, the state-ownedenterprise managing land and water areasin Finland, reveals. Last winter’s populationof 310 seals is estimated to consist of 85mature females, which gave birth toroughly 60 pups in the spring.Metsähallitus has monitored thedevelopment of the Saimaa seal populationfor 30 years with the aim of increasingpopulation to approximately 400 by 2025.Barring any abnormalities, the goal can beachieved, believes chief inspector TeroSipilä. Source: http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/The shares of Nokia are rocketing.Approximately an hour after trading on theHelsinki Stock Exchange had commencedyesterday, the value of the Nokia sharehad increased by over nine per cent to2.72 euros. Nokia is widely reckoned tobenefit from the ruling by a San Jose jury,ordering Samsung to pay massivemonetary compensation to Apple forpatent infringement. According to thecourt, the South Korean company hascopied features of Apple products in someof its mobile phones and tablet devices.Consequently, a ban on the sales ofAndroid phones by Samsung, as well asother manufacturers, may be enforced.Source: http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 252 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 136Snow white queen needleblood mirror hunterforest cottage sevendwarfs peddler combapple glass coffin princehorse kiss weddingwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 253Idea no. 136www.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 255PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com137. HISTORY QUIZ138. BIOLOGY QUIZDiscipline: history classesGrade levels: beginners / intermediateObjectives: To quiz about a chapter in the bookGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Quiz about EgyptDescription: Use the cards to make drills for each chapter of the history book. Vocabulary,questions, years…etc.Discipline: biology classesGrade levels: beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Picture and/or word flashcardsMaterial example: Plants picture flashcards and word cards with the Latinplant name.Description: Use cards with plants and animals to show pictures in class. Play memory/quizwith for example 50 animals, plants or body parts and their name.For a more difficult exercise, use the Latin name on a separate card to be matched withthe correct picture.
    • 256 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com139. GEOGRAPHY QUIZ140. FLAG-FLASHDiscipline: geography classesGrade levels: intermediate / advancedObjectives: to learn the country names, capitals, flags and country outlinesGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 60-90 minutesMaterial needed: Picture and/or word flashcardsMaterial example: Country outlines and flags picture flashcards, countryname and capital city word flashcardsDescription: Teaching countries, capitals and flags is done easily by using flashcards. Fromone continent choose 10 countries and make 4 sets of cards for each country (country name,flag, border outline, capital city). Pair off the students, give each pair 40 cards and ask them tomatch the 4 sets correctly. The fastest pair to correctly match the cards wins.Discipline: Geography classesGrade levels: beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn the countries and the flagsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: picture flashcardsMaterial example: Flags flashcardsDescription: Drill the flags using flashcards, working through one continent at a time untilthe students have learned them all. Vary the game by asking the students to pick a card of theirown, and fill out a worksheet with questions about that country. Use the Internet to find informa-tion about the country and to research the answers.
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 257PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com141. NATIONALITIES-FLASH142. CHEMISTRY-FLASHDiscipline: language classes / geography classesGrade levels: beginners / intermediateObjectives: to learn nationalities and the adjectives associated with eachcountryGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Word and/or picture flashcardsMaterial example: Nationality word cardsDescription: Make a set of cards with nationality names and use them together with flags,country names or border outlines to practice the names of the nationalities. Alternatively, justshow the country flag/outline and ask the students to tell you the name of the female and malecitizen and the adjective/language for the country. E.g. Spaniards live in Spain. Flamenco is thename of a Spanish dance.Discipline: chemistry classesGrade levels: intermediate / advancedObjectives: to learnGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Word cardsMaterial example: Chemical elements and symbols on word cardsDescription: Make sets of cards for the chemical elements and have the students matchthe correct element with the symbol. Alternatively, quiz the students by dealing each student asymbol/chemical element card and asking them to either describe the element in question orgive a formula using several cards.
    • 258 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com143. PHYSICS-FLASH144. CULTUREDiscipline: Physics classesGrade levels: intermediate / advancedObjectives: to learnGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: Text cards about physicsDescription: Make up sets of cards of physics-related subjects with a headline and bulletpoints for each subject. Alternatively put sets of questions about formulas on cards, the stu-dents then randomly draw cards from a pile and write the answer on the white board.For example: “What is the difference between energy and power?”Discipline: language classes / miscGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 30-45 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcardsMaterial example: American culture questionsDescription: Choose questions related to culture for the students to discuss and commenton. For example: “What is the difference between Christmas and Hanukkah?”“What is Thanksgiving about?”
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 259PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com145. TRADITIONS MATCHDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: word and text flashcardsMaterial example: Headlines of traditions and keyword word flashcardsDescription: After different traditions have been introduced during the lessons, use thisgame to test student knowledge. Make flashcards with keywords about different traditions,and let your students match or categorise the correct words to the correct headline. Ask thestudents to tell the class about the different traditions and what role the key vocabulary playsin each tradition. For example: “bonfire” (Midsummer), “presents” (Christmas)
    • 260 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 137How many egyptian gods were there? Who was Ra?Who was the Egyptian god Osyrus? What are some names of Egyptian Gods?Which Egyptian god was associated withAbydos?What race or ethnic background were theancient Egyptians?Why is Osiris the god of the underworld andthe dead?What is Nut the god of?Why were Egyptian gods so important?A goddess with the head of a cat and is a gentleprotective goddess, but sometimes shows upwith the head of a lionness to protect the kingin battle. What is the name of this goddess?www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 261Idea no. 138
    • 262 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 138Crocus Crocus TaraxacumDandelionLeucanthemumvulgareOxeye daisyCampanula BellflowerConvallaria majalisLily of the valley Syringa vulgaris LilacOrchidaceae Orchid RosaRose Helianthus annuus Sunflowerwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 263Idea no. 139Finland Germany Thailand SwedenIceland Italy France EstoniaNorway Denmark Helsinki BerlinBangkok Stockholm Reykjavik RomeParis Tallinn Oslo Copenhagenwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 264 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 139
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 267Idea no. 141Finn Swede IcelandicNorwegian Israeli AmericanCanadian Dutch SpaniardFrenchman Cuban RussianEstonian Greek ItalianAustrian Chinese Japanesewww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 268 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 142Ac ActiniumAg SilverAl AluminiumAm AmericiumAr ArgonAs ArsenicAt Astatinewww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 269Idea no. 143isotope atomic numbermass number nucleonnucklear power Coulombs lawAlpha particle Beta particleexcited state half-lifewww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 270 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 144How is midsummer celebratedin Scandinavia?How is Halloween celebrated?What is the difference betweenChristmas in Europe and Christmasin the USA?What is a crayfish party?What traditions are honoredduring Easter?How is Independence daycelebrated?www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 271Idea no. 14531 October 25 December witchcostume holly ghostbroom tree dinneregg-nog monster giftsmistletoe Santa Claus cauldronraindeer zombie tinselwww.thelanguagemenu.com
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 273PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com146. INTRODUCING YOURSELVES147. MONEY & SHOPPINGDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / intermediate /adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-45 minutesMaterial needed: Text, word and/or picture flashcardsMaterial example: People, flags, picture flashcards, informative textcardsDescription: Make separate sets of flashcards: pictures of people with the name under-neath, flags and countries, professions, age and other personal information. (Alternatively makeone text-card with all the information required on each card). Deal one set to each student andask them to present themselves as the person on the card.E.g. “My name is Anna, I am 23 years old. I come from Sweden. I work as a secretary in NewYork. I am married and I have 3 children.”Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: children / beginners / adult language educationObjectives: to learn about money, numbers and shopping vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: picture flashcardsMaterial example: Money picture flashcards and mixed vocabulary pictureflashcardsDescription: Make sets of money cards and picture vocabulary cards, and let the studentspractice polite shopping role-play by buying different items and politely asking questions aboutthe item, giving money and getting change.
    • PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com148. SITUATIONS AND CUSTOMER SERVICEDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: Text flashcards and mixed vocabulary picture flashcardsMaterial example: Buying a ticket text role-play flashcardsDescription: Make sets of role-play cards for customers and sales people in a grocery store,at the marketplace, in an office, on the telephone, at a restaurant or a café, at the airport, in thebus, at the train station, conversations between people about hobbies, likes and dislikes. Usethe given information as well as piles of pictures nearby to help prompt imaginative conversa-tion.149. TELEPHONINGDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 10-15 minutesMaterial needed: Text / word flashcardsMaterial example: Telephoning text role-play cards for spelling your e-mailaddressDescription: Practice phone etiquette with telephone role-play flashcards. Activities couldinclude making appointments, leaving messages, spelling out the names, addresses and e-mailaddresses using the international telephoning alphabet. Make role-play cards in the students’native language for them to translate into the target language and to act out the situations onthe cards.274 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDS
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    • 276 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com150. BILINGUAL SENTENCE CARDSDiscipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary/translationsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 10 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: word or text flashcardsMaterial example: Animal name word cards and polite sentences;translations from English to another languageDescription: Make bilingual sets of flashcards using a full sentence on one side of the flash-card and having the translation of that sentence on the other side to be drilled and checked inclass. You can also make flashcards with single words or complete longer texts, to be translatedin class.151. WHAT DO YOU HAVE?Discipline: language classes / basic vocabularyGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabulary/ask questionsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: text or pictures flashcardsMaterial example: Flashcards with pictures and questionsDescription: Deal the cards to the students; have them ask for the item pictured on thecard according to the text. Continue until all the cards have been used.Vary the exercise by using pictures of verbs or prepositions for grammar revision. Example:The person on the picture is running. Who has a picture of a person who is eating (picture)?For beginners, start by using a color to describe a noun. Example: I have a yellow (picture)banana. Who has a red apple?
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 277PHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com152. WHO AM I?153. QUOTES AND IDIOMSDiscipline: language classesGrade levels: intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to learn vocabularyGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: text flashcardsMaterial example: Flashcards with questionsDiscipline: language classesGrade levels: intermediate / advanced / adult language educationObjectives: to learn quotes and idiomsGroup size: 2 to 10Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: text flashcardsMaterial example: Flashcards with quotesDescription: Write different descriptions in the form of “I and me” of nouns, animals, placesetc. Deal out the cards and let the students ask the question. The person who knows the cor-rect answer receives the card. For lower levels, write the answer within brackets.Description: Split up quotes, idioms or sentences into separate words or a couple words oneach card. Print several sets of the cards to use individually or in groups and compete againsteach other. Let the students puzzle together the words to sentences.
    • 278 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSPHOTOCOPIABLE © Learnmore Projects www.learnmera.com154. DAYS AND MONTHSDiscipline: language classesGrade levels: beginners / intermediate / adult language educationObjectives: to practice the days and months in EnglishGroup size: 7 to 12Preparation time: 20 minutes to make, print and laminate the cardsTeaching duration: 20-30 minutesMaterial needed: text flashcardsMaterial example: Flashcards with quotesDescription: You can create a set of flashcards for general use in class by printing, cuttingand laminating them. Here is a fun exercise for your students: Put all flashcards in a hat andask the students to pick one. Have your students sit or stand in a circle. The student with theMonday card begins by reading his card. The name of the day has to be said in English “I have(Lundi - Monday). Who has day number 4?” The student with day number 4 reads his own cardand the game continues until all days and months have been said. Alternatively students canchange place and stand side by side in correct order.More worksheets are available in our material bank in several different languages: http://eng.teachers.thelanguagemenu.com/
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 279Idea no. 146
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    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 283Idea no. 149You are trying to reach Cecilia,but her number is engaged.Ask how you are able to contactJohn. Find out when he will beavailable again.Ask if you can take a message.Adam is on a business trip andis available next weekAnswer the phone, ask if you can Ask the caller to call back inbe of assistance and say the call two hours and give the caller thewill be transferred to Mrs Adams. direct number to Ms Jones.A
    • 284 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 150
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    • 288 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSIdea no. 153Love is the beauty of the soul.Saint Augustine An eye for an eye only ends upmaking the whole world blind. Mohandas Gandhi Love isa temporary insanity curable by marriage. Ambrose BierceWhen in doubt, mumble; when introuble, delegate; when in charge,ponder. James H. Boren There are more love songs thananything else. If songs could make you do something wedall love one another. Frank Zappa Ambition isa dream with a V8 engine. Elvis Presleywww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 289Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 154Days and Months 1I have (onsdag). Who has daynumber 7?LEARNWELL OY www.learnwell.fiDays and MonthsI have (fredag). Who has daynumber 2?LEARNWELL OY www.learnwell.fiDays and MonthsI have (tisdag). Who has daynumber 3?LEARNWELL OY www.learnwell.fiDays and MonthsI have (torsdag). Who has daynumber 5?LEARNWELL OY www.learnwell.fiDays and MonthsI have (söndag). Who has daynumber 6?LEARNWELL OY www.learnwell.fiDays and MonthsI have (lördag). Who has daynumber 1?LEARNWELL OY www.learnwell.fiDays and MonthsI have (maj). Who has monthnumber 9?LEARNWELL OY www.learnwell.fiDays and MonthsDays and MonthsLEARNWELL OY www.learnwell.fi
    • 290 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 155A, AN, THE 1_______ smile from_______ strangerbrightens up _______ day.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comA, AN, THE_______ apple a day keeps_______ doctor away.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comA, AN, THE_______ bus was late thismorning.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comA, AN, THE_______ capital of Norwayis Oslo.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comA, AN, THE_______ museum is near_______ post office.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comA, AN, THE_______ phone is ringing,answer please.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comA, AN, THEAnna works at Nokia,_______telecommunicationscompany in Helsinki.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comA, AN, THEA, an & theLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 291Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 156AM, IS, ARE 1_______ all the books asboring as this one?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAM, IS, ARE_______ you a goodswimmer?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAM, IS, ARE_______ you commingover tonight?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAM, IS, ARE_______ you into sports?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAM, IS, ARE_______ Adam at home atthe moment?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAM, IS, ARE_______ she married toThomas?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAM, IS, ARE_______ that a possibility?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAM, IS, AREAm, is & areLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 292 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 157Animals - jokes 1How did the beaver getonline?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - JOKESHe logged on!How did the kangarooconvict escape?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - JOKESHe jumped bail.How did the moose keep hisantlers from being stolen?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - JOKESHe locked horns withanother moose.How do pigs write top secretmessages?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - JOKESWith invisible oink!How do turtles talk to eachother?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - JOKESBy using shell phones!How do you catch a runawaydog?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - JOKESHide behind a tree and makea noise like a bone!How do you get a giraffe intoa fridge?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - JOKESOpen the door, put him in,then shut the door!ANIMALS - JOKESLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 293Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 158Animals - phonetics 1antLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - PHONETIC SPELLINGanteaterLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - PHONETIC SPELLINGantelopeLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - PHONETIC SPELLINGarmadilloLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - PHONETIC SPELLINGapeLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - PHONETIC SPELLINGbaboonLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - PHONETIC SPELLINGbadgerLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comANIMALS - PHONETIC SPELLINGANIMALS -PHONETICSLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 294 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 159CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 1A crime is an action which couldbe said to be ….LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comCRIME AND PUNISHMENTillegalA long term inmate may planthis. What is it?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comCRIME AND PUNISHMENTan escapeA person working in the shopreported Paula. Who was this?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comCRIME AND PUNISHMENTstore detectiveAaron takes over the completecontrol of an aeroplane. What isthe crime?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comCRIME AND PUNISHMENThijackingAaron uses this weapon to gaincontrol of the aeroplane. What isit?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comCRIME AND PUNISHMENTgunAlthough prisons are institutionsfor detention, what else do theyprovide for the prisoner?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comCRIME AND PUNISHMENTeducationAndrew falsified hisdocumentation and worked as amedical doctor. What crime is hecommitting?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comCRIME AND PUNISHMENTfraudCrime and punishmentLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 295Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 160DESCRIBE 1Describe how you makeice.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIBEDescribe how you getdressed in the morning.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIBEDescribe how you post aletter.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIBEDescribe how you playsoccer.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIBEDescribe how you climb atree.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIBEDescribe how you tie yourshoe laces.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIBEDescribe how you getready for bed.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIBEDescribe...LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 296 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 161EXPRESSIONS OF PLACE 1He began his studies_____ London University.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comEXPRESSIONS OF PLACEHe is not in the office.He is _____ a business trip.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comEXPRESSIONS OF PLACEHe lived _____ the thirdfloor.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comEXPRESSIONS OF PLACEHe read many interestingarticles _____ this issue ofthe Independent.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comEXPRESSIONS OF PLACEHe stole cars. He was_____ prison for two years.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comEXPRESSIONS OF PLACEI cried with pain _____the dentists.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comEXPRESSIONS OF PLACEI found three mistakes_____ this sentence.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comEXPRESSIONS OF PLACEExpressions of placeLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 297Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 162Find someone who... 1Find someone who atemeat for dinner last night.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comFIND SOMEONE WHO...(Find out what he/she ate it with.)Find someone who ateVegemite last week.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comFIND SOMEONE WHO...(Find out why.)Find someone who calledtheir family last week.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comFIND SOMEONE WHO...(Find out what they spoke about.)Find someone who didsome exercise yesterday.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comFIND SOMEONE WHO...(Find out what kind.)Find someone who didtheir homework lastLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comFIND SOMEONE WHO...(Find out how long it took.)Find someone who drankmilk for breakfast thisLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comFIND SOMEONE WHO...(Find out what else.)Find someone who eatscereal for breakfast.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comFIND SOMEONE WHO...(Find out what he/she eats it with.)FIND SOMEONEWHO…LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 298 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 163Idioms 1a chip on your shoulderLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIDIOMSBeing upset for something thathappened in the past.a dime a dozenLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIDIOMSAnything that is common and easy toget.a doubting thomasLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIDIOMSA skeptic who needs physical orpersonal evidence in order to believesomething.a drop in the bucketLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIDIOMSA very small part of something big orwhole.a fool and his money areeasily partedLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIDIOMSIts easy for a foolish person to losehis/her money.a house divided againstitself cannot standLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIDIOMSEveryone involved must unify andfunction together or it will not workout.a leopard cant change hisspotsLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIDIOMSYou cannot change who you are.IDIOMSLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 299Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 164MIXED PREPOSITIONS 1I drove _______ the hill.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMIXED PREPOSITIONS_______ all, we must takecare of the children.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMIXED PREPOSITIONS_______ all, its summersoon.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMIXED PREPOSITIONS_______ first, I thought hewas joking.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMIXED PREPOSITIONS_______ first, she didnt knowwhat to say.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMIXED PREPOSITIONS_______ the age of forty yourlife should be pretty muchset.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMIXED PREPOSITIONS_______ work, I dont drink coffee.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMIXED PREPOSITIONSMixed prepositionsLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 300 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 165MUCH AND MANY 1I dont have _______ timeso lets go!LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMUCH AND MANYI dont see _______ pointin dieting.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMUCH AND MANYThere are _______children here, arent there?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMUCH AND MANY_______ people areinvolved in that project.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMUCH AND MANY_______ things could stillgo wrong, dont hope fortoo _______ yet.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMUCH AND MANYDid you eat _______ ice-cream cones yesterday?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMUCH AND MANYDid you eat _______ ice-cream yesterday?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMUCH AND MANYMuch and manyLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 301Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 166amplifyLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYarbitrationLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYbargainLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYbottom-lineLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYcollectiveLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYcompensateLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYcomplyLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYcompromiseLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYconcessionLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYconflictresolutionLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYconfrontLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYconsensusLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYcooperationLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYcordiallyLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comNEGOTIATION VOCABULARYNEGOTIATIONVOCABULARYLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 302 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 167PREPOSITIONS FOR AND SINCE 1_______ you asked sonicely, Ill say yes.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS FOR AND SINCE_______ you broke theglass, you also have toreplace it.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS FOR AND SINCEDavid has been ill _______a long time.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS FOR AND SINCEFinland has beenindependant _______ 1918.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS FOR AND SINCEHe has been working_______ he arrived.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS FOR AND SINCEHe has tried to behave likean adult _______ heturned 18.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS FOR AND SINCEHes been in Paris_______ Thursday.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS FOR AND SINCEPrepositions for andsinceLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 303Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 168PREPOSITIONS IN, ON, AT 1I danced _______ manymidsummer parties_______ my youth.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS IN, ON, ATI got _______ the taxi andtold the driver my address.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS IN, ON, ATI have a meeting _______Paris next month.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS IN, ON, ATI have an appointmentwith Mr Davidoff _______3 p.m.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS IN, ON, ATI have to meet a friend_______seven oclock.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS IN, ON, ATI know that word _______English. Its _______ thetip of my tongue.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS IN, ON, ATI left my coffee percolatoron _______ home thismorning.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS IN, ON, ATPrepositions in, on, atLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 304 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 169PREPOSITIONS TO, FOR, FROM 1_______ now on I am onholiday.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS TO, FOR, FROM_______ be honest, I reallydont like her.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS TO, FOR, FROMA dictionary is handy_______ studying.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS TO, FOR, FROMA hat protects you _______the sun.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS TO, FOR, FROMAccording _______ Jane,the world would be abetter place without cars.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS TO, FOR, FROMAccording _______ theinvoice I received, Ishould pay 220 €.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS TO, FOR, FROMAccording _______ thepapers we signed, we nowowe the bank 100.000 €.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPREPOSITIONS TO, FOR, FROMPrepositions to, for, fromLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 305Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 170adjustable-ratemortgage (ARM)LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYadjustment dateLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYamortizationLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYamortizationscheduleLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYannualpercentage rate(APR)LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYapplicationLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYappraisalLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYappraised valueLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYappraiserLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYappreciationLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYassessed valueLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYassessmentLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYassessorLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYassetLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comREAL ESTATE VOCABULARYREAL ESTATEVOCABULARYLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 306 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 171Wave!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESWiggle your ears!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESTurn your backtowards me!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESMassage yourtummy!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESLift your right arm!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESSniffle!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESCurtsey!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESBow your head!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESCaress your neck!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESTickle your rightheel!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESTilt your head!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESScratch your ringfinger!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESWiggle your foot!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESPucker your lips!LEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comBODY PARTS AND IMPERATIVESBODY PARTSANDIMPERATIVESLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 307Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 172BUSINESS IDIOMS 1a kickbackLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comBUSINESS IDIOMSa number cruncherLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comBUSINESS IDIOMSacross the boardLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comBUSINESS IDIOMSadjourn a meetingLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comBUSINESS IDIOMSat a lossLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comBUSINESS IDIOMSbail a company outLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comBUSINESS IDIOMSball park figureLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comBUSINESS IDIOMSBUSINESSIDIOMSLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 308 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 173Debates and strong opinions 1Politicians should be paidmore!LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDEBATES AND STRONG OPINIONSBeing beautiful makes lifeeasier!LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDEBATES AND STRONG OPINIONSI should be President!LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDEBATES AND STRONG OPINIONSEveryone should bevegetarians!LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDEBATES AND STRONG OPINIONSWomen are less femininethese days!LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDEBATES AND STRONG OPINIONSBlood runs thicker thanwater!LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDEBATES AND STRONG OPINIONSPreservatives should bebanned!LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comDEBATES AND STRONG OPINIONSDEBATES ANDSTRONG OPINIONSLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 309Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 174Discussions: news and advertising 1Describe the type of work aneditor does.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comNEWS AND ADVERTISINGWhere can a journalist work?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comNEWS AND ADVERTISINGWhy is the "Front Page"important?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comNEWS AND ADVERTISINGWhat type of feature do you likereading?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comNEWS AND ADVERTISINGWhy is bias important in a story?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comNEWS AND ADVERTISINGAre all newspaper articlescredible?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comNEWS AND ADVERTISINGWhat is the editorial?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comNEWS AND ADVERTISINGHow do journalists hear about astory?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comNEWS AND ADVERTISING
    • 310 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 175Hotel role play 1Customer #1LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comHOTEL ROLE PLAYYou and your 4 kids are planning on coming to Helsinki for the first time.You need something affordable and located near multiple attractions,particularly Töölö. Find an adequate hotel that fits your preferences.Customer #2LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comHOTEL ROLE PLAYYou are a businessperson who is travelling on a limited budget but would stilllike to stay in style. You want a room with a Jacuzzi and a hotel with valetparking. You would also like to bring along your poodle. Find an adequatehotel that fits your preferences.Customer #3LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comHOTEL ROLE PLAYYou are Japanese, work for the UN and would like to stay in a classy hotelnearby. You want a hotel with a private limousine service. Find an adequatehotel that fits your preferences.Customer #4LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comHOTEL ROLE PLAYYou need to reserve a conference room for your daughter’s wedding. Youwould prefer a hotel with a beauty salon and spa. Find an adequate hotel thatfits your preferences.ROLE PLAY CARDSLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 311Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyGrammar: Irregular verbs 1TO AWAKELEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIRREGULAR VERBSawoke or awakedawaked or awokenawake(s)awakingTO BELEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIRREGULAR VERBSwas, werebeenam, is, arebeingTO BEARLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIRREGULAR VERBSboreborne or bornbear(s)bearingTO BEATLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIRREGULAR VERBSbeatbeatenbeat(s)beatingTO BECOMELEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIRREGULAR VERBSbecamebecomebecome(s)becomingTO BEGINLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIRREGULAR VERBSbeganbegunbegin(s)beginningTO BENDLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIRREGULAR VERBSbentbentbend(s)bendingIRREGULARVERBSLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIdea no. 176
    • 312 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyJOB-RELATED DISCUSSION 1Why have you had to lookfor a job for so long?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comJOB-RELATED DISCUSSIONSWhy have you beenlooking for a job for solong?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comJOB-RELATED DISCUSSIONSWhy did it take you solong to find a new job?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comJOB-RELATED DISCUSSIONSHow do you feel aboutyour future in theprofession?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comJOB-RELATED DISCUSSIONSWhat failures have youhad in your businesslife?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comJOB-RELATED DISCUSSIONSHave you had anynegative experiences?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comJOB-RELATED DISCUSSIONSWhat sort of obstacleshave you comeacross/encountered inyour work?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comJOB-RELATED DISCUSSIONSJOB-RELATEDDISCUSSIONSLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIdea no. 177
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 313Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyDiscussions: Am vs British English 1aisleLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAMERICAN VS BRITISH ENGLISHgangway&antennaLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAMERICAN VS BRITISH ENGLISHaerial&apartmentLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAMERICAN VS BRITISH ENGLISHflat&apartment houseLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAMERICAN VS BRITISH ENGLISHblock of flats&attorneyLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAMERICAN VS BRITISH ENGLISHsolicitor&baby carriageLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAMERICAN VS BRITISH ENGLISHpram&back-up lightsLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comAMERICAN VS BRITISH ENGLISHreversing lights&AMERICAN VSBRITISH ENGLISHLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIdea no. 178
    • 314 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyaccurateLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESadventurousLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESappreciativeLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESauthoritativeLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVEScautiousLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESconformingLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESconsistentLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVEScreativeLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESdecisiveLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESdiligentLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESdiscreetLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESdynamicLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESefficientLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESenthusiasticLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESfirmLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comDESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVESIdea no. 179
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 315Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyWho am I? 1Mary works in an officecalculating numbers in columns.What is her occupation?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comWHO AM I?book-keeperGeorge creates with flavor andtexture, using heat and cold.What is his occupation?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comWHO AM I?chefHelen provides a service for theenvironment. It is particularlysmelly and heavy work. What isher occupation?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comWHO AM I?garbage collectorPeter works with people whenthey want a divorce or to sell ahouse. What is his occupation?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comWHO AM I?lawyerSally shows people to their room,carries their luggage andgenerally assists staff andresidents. What is heroccupation?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comWHO AM I?hotel porterDavid loves the big waves of thesea, wears a protective suit anduses a board. What is hisoccupation?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comWHO AM I?surferMelanie is very active and worksin a gym or fitness center anduses music in her lessons. Whatis her occupation?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comWHO AM I?aerobics teacherWHO AM I?LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIdea no. 180
    • 316 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolymarketpenetrationLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYafter-salesactivitiesLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYmarket potentialLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYafter-salesserviceLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYmarket researchLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYassisted brandidentificationLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYmarketsegmentationLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYto becompetitiveLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYmarket shareLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYto be out ofstockLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYmarket sizeLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYbehaviourpatternLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYmarket surveyLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARYblind producttestLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comMARKETING VOCABULARY1MARKETINGVOCABULARYLEARNWELL OYwww.thelanguagemenu.comIdea no. 181
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 317Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyMEDICAL IDIOMS 1a flare-upLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMEDICAL IDIOMSat deaths doorLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMEDICAL IDIOMSback on ones feetLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMEDICAL IDIOMSblack outLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMEDICAL IDIOMSbreak out insomethingLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMEDICAL IDIOMSbreathe ones lastLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMEDICAL IDIOMSbring someone aroundLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comMEDICAL IDIOMSMEDICALIDIOMSLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIdea no. 182
    • 318 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyProverbs and sayings 1actions speak louderthan wordsLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPROVERBS AND SAYINGSall good things mustcome to an endLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPROVERBS AND SAYINGSall is fair in love and warLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPROVERBS AND SAYINGSalls well that ends wellLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPROVERBS AND SAYINGSall roads lead to RomeLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPROVERBS AND SAYINGSall that glitters is notgoldLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPROVERBS AND SAYINGSall work and no playmakes Jack a dull boyLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comPROVERBS AND SAYINGSPROVERBSAND SAYINGSLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIdea no. 182
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 319Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolySENSELESS SENTENCES 1We caught the turtle in a ten.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comSENSELESS SENTENCESWe caught the turtle in a net.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comSENSELESS SENTENCESThe act is drinking milkagain.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comSENSELESS SENTENCESThe cat is drinking milkagain.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comSENSELESS SENTENCESThe next town is a lime away.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comSENSELESS SENTENCESThe next town is a mile away.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comSENSELESS SENTENCESSENSELESSSENTENCESLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIdea no. 183
    • 320 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolySHOPPING ROLE PLAY 1Shopkeepers List 1SHOPPING ROLE PLAY• Blank CDs to burn music – these are on special offer • You are out of stock of extension leads for MP3players • Paper for printers – you have low, medium and high quality, but the high quality is very expensive• Headphones for computers – you have them with a microphone or without • Pens that you can use to write onCDs – you have blue and red onlyYou don’t let people put cards in your window and don’t know what time it is, or where the nearest bankis. You do know where the nearest post office is, and you have change for 10 pounds.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comYou have a computer shop. You have the following in stock:Shopkeepers List 2SHOPPING ROLE PLAY• Newspapers. You only have the ‘Independent’, the ‘Sun’ and the ‘Mirror’ • ‘Film Review’ magazine. This weekif people pay extra they can get the special guide to summer films also • Chewing gum. You have peppermint,cherry and banana. • Stamps. You have first and second class, in books of 10 and 20.• Telephone cards to make international calls, at different valuesYou let people put cards in your window but don’t know what time it is, or where the nearest bank orpost office is. You have no change.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comYou have a newsagent’s. You have the following in stock:Shopkeepers List 3SHOPPING ROLE PLAY• Bilingual dictionaries for English and Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic. • Guides to English grammar forintermediate levels and below • Vocabulary practice books, but no grammar practice books at the moment• Special dictionaries for idioms and also for phrasal verbs • Monolingual dictionaries, English-English, for alllevels but only large size editionsYou don’t let people put cards in your window and don’t know what time it is, but you do know wherethe nearest bank is. You have no changeLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comYou have a bookshop. You have the following in stock:Shopkeepers List 4SHOPPING ROLE PLAY• Mangos, ripe and ready to eat today • Oranges • Bananas, for both dessert and cooking • Peaches, whichyou are trying to get people to buy instead of nectarines • Apples, green and crispyYou don’t let people put cards in your window and don’t know where the nearest bank of post office is.You have no change but do know what the time is.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comYou have a shop selling fruit and vegetables. You have the following in stock:Shopkeepers List 5SHOPPING ROLE PLAY• Salted butter • Instant noodles, in pots and packets, but only spicy ones • Full-fat and low-fat milk • Blackpepper, in powder and as corns • White breadYou let people put cards in your window but don’t know what time it is, or where the nearest banks orpost offices are. You have change for 10 pounds.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comYou have a small supermarket. You have the following in stock:Idea no. 184
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 321Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 185Debates and strong opnions 1Role play 1 Student ALEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comSTAGED ROLE PLAYYou’ve just arrived in your first country at the beginning of your world tour.You’re worried about money and so you’d like to find a cheap hotel to stay in.Try and convince your friends that this is the best option.Role play 1 Student BLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comSTAGED ROLE PLAYYou’ve just arrived in your first country at the beginning of your world tour.You want to start your holiday in style and stay in a nice hotel. Try andconvince your friends that this is the best idea.Role play 1 Student CLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comSTAGED ROLE PLAYYou’ve just arrived in your first country at the beginning of your world tour.Your friends have got different ideas about where they would like to stay.Listen to them and decide who you agree with.Role play 2 Student ALEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comSTAGED ROLE PLAYYou’re now in your second country but unfortunately you’ve just beenmugged and have lost your bag with your passport, air tickets and money init. You’re at the police station to report the theft.Role play 2 Student BLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comSTAGED ROLE PLAYYou’re now in your second country but unfortunately your friend’s bag’s beenstolen. You’re at the police station to help your friend.
    • 322 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyTONGUE TWISTERS 1Laura and Larry rarelylull their rural roosters tosleep.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comTONGUE TWISTERSThose of the southernand northern areas are stillwrithing and seething.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comTONGUE TWISTERSWendell Vaccario wastedvine after vine.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comTONGUE TWISTERSA leaky rear latch on thelisting bark lifted right upand the water rushed in.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comTONGUE TWISTERSBreeding breathingsouthern otters in thenorth is worth thousandsto them.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comTONGUE TWISTERSFor once, weary Wandaswool-gathering lost its vimand vigour.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comTONGUE TWISTERSHes giving his healingpills to all the sinners onthe scene.LEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comTONGUE TWISTERSTONGUETWISTERSLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comIdea no. 186
    • FUN WITH FLASHCARDS | 323Download the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyIdea no. 187A ei asin AlfaB bii asin BravoC sii asin CharlieD dii asin DeltaE ii asin EchoF ef asin Fox-trotG dzi asin GolfH eitò asin HotelI ai asin IndiaJ dzei asin JulietK kei asin KiloL el asin LimaM em asin MikeN en asin NovemberO ou asin OscarP pii asin PapaQ kju asin QuebecR aar asin RomeoS es asin SierraT tii asin TangoU juu asin UniformV vii asin VictorW dabljuu asin WhiskeyX eks asin X-rayY wai asin YankeeZ zed,zii asin ZuluÅ awithasmallcircleoveritÄ awithtwodotsÖ owithtwodotsaa dableiapostrophe@ atABCDcapitalsabcd lowercasecharacters— dashé eacuteè egrave- hyphen/ slash/stroke~ tildeü u-umlaut___ underline.fi dot fi2.3 twopointthreeLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comA ei asin AlfaB bii asin BravoC sii asin CharlieD dii asin DeltaE ii asin EchoF ef asin Fox-trotG dzi asin GolfH eitò asin HotelI ai asin IndiaJ dzei asin JulietK kei asin KiloL el asin LimaM em asin MikeN en asin NovemberO ou asin OscarP pii asin PapaQ kju asin QuebecR aar asin RomeoS es asin SierraT tii asin TangoU juu asin UniformV vii asin VictorW dabljuu asin WhiskeyX eks asin X-rayY wai asin YankeeZ zed,zii asin ZuluÅ awithasmallcircleoveritÄ awithtwodotsÖ owithtwodotsaa dableiapostrophe@ atABCDcapitalsabcd lowercasecharacters— dashé eacuteè egrave- hyphen/ slash/stroke~ tildeü u-umlaut___ underline.fi dot fi2.3 twopointthreeLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comA ei asin AlfaB bii asin BravoC sii asin CharlieD dii asin DeltaE ii asin EchoF ef asin Fox-trotG dzi asin GolfH eitò asin HotelI ai asin IndiaJ dzei asin JulietK kei asin KiloL el asin LimaM em asin MikeN en asin NovemberO ou asin OscarP pii asin PapaQ kju asin QuebecR aar asin RomeoS es asin SierraT tii asin TangoU juu asin UniformV vii asin VictorW dabljuu asin WhiskeyX eks asin X-rayY wai asin YankeeZ zed,zii asin ZuluÅ awithasmallcircleoveritÄ awithtwodotsÖ owithtwodotsaa dableiapostrophe@ atABCDcapitalsabcd lowercasecharacters— dashé eacuteè egrave- hyphen/ slash/stroke~ tildeü u-umlaut___ underline.fi dot fi2.3 twopointthreeLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comA ei asin AlfaB bii asin BravoC sii asin CharlieD dii asin DeltaE ii asin EchoF ef asin Fox-trotG dzi asin GolfH eitò asin HotelI ai asin IndiaJ dzei asin JulietK kei asin KiloL el asin LimaM em asin MikeN en asin NovemberO ou asin OscarP pii asin PapaQ kju asin QuebecR aar asin RomeoS es asin SierraT tii asin TangoU juu asin UniformV vii asin VictorW dabljuu asin WhiskeyX eks asin X-rayY wai asin YankeeZ zed,zii asin ZuluÅ awithasmallcircleoveritÄ awithtwodotsÖ owithtwodotsaa dableiapostrophe@ atABCDcapitalsabcd lowercasecharacters— dashé eacuteè egrave- hyphen/ slash/stroke~ tildeü u-umlaut___ underline.fi dot fi2.3 twopointthreeLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.com
    • 324 |  FUN WITH FLASHCARDSDownload the complete flashcard series from our Scribd account: http://www.scribd.com/Veronica%20GilhoolyLEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comQuantity measured Unit SymbolLength, width, millimeter mmdistance, thickness, centimeter cmgirth, etc. meter mkilometer kmMass milligram mg(“weight”) gram gkilogram kgmetric ton tTime second sTemperature degree Celsius °CArea square meter m2hectare hasquare kilometer km2Volume milliliter mLcubic centimeter cm3liter Lcubic meter m3Speed, velocity meter per second m/skilometer per hour km/hForce newton NPressure, stress kilopascal kPaPower watt Wkilowatt kWEnergy kilojoule kJmegajoule MJkilowatt hour kW·hElectric current ampere ALEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comQuantity measured Unit SymbolLength, width, millimeter mmdistance, thickness, centimeter cmgirth, etc. meter mkilometer kmMass milligram mg(“weight”) gram gkilogram kgmetric ton tTime second sTemperature degree Celsius °CArea square meter m2hectare hasquare kilometer km2Volume milliliter mLcubic centimeter cm3liter Lcubic meter m3Speed, velocity meter per second m/skilometer per hour km/hForce newton NPressure, stress kilopascal kPaPower watt Wkilowatt kWEnergy kilojoule kJmegajoule MJkilowatt hour kW·hElectric current ampere ALEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comQuantity measured Unit SymbolLength, width, millimeter mmdistance, thickness, centimeter cmgirth, etc. meter mkilometer kmMass milligram mg(“weight”) gram gkilogram kgmetric ton tTime second sTemperature degree Celsius °CArea square meter m2hectare hasquare kilometer km2Volume milliliter mLcubic centimeter cm3liter Lcubic meter m3Speed, velocity meter per second m/skilometer per hour km/hForce newton NPressure, stress kilopascal kPaPower watt Wkilowatt kWEnergy kilojoule kJmegajoule MJkilowatt hour kW·hElectric current ampere ALEARNWELL OY www.thelanguagemenu.comQuantity measured Unit SymbolLength, width, millimeter mmdistance, thickness, centimeter cmgirth, etc. meter mkilometer kmMass milligram mg(“weight”) gram gkilogram kgmetric ton tTime second sTemperature degree Celsius °CArea square meter m2hectare hasquare kilometer km2Volume milliliter mLcubic centimeter cm3liter Lcubic meter m3Speed, velocity meter per second m/skilometer per hour km/hForce newton NPressure, stress kilopascal kPaPower watt Wkilowatt kWEnergy kilojoule kJmegajoule MJkilowatt hour kW·hElectric current ampere AIdea no. 188
    • The following section includes empty flashcards of all the dif-ferent sizes. You can print more cards in pdf format on www.thelanguagemenu.com. Use these for idea number 87, 88 and89, as well as for any other ideas you might have yourself for thestudents. You can write sentences or draw pictures for games.EM PT YFLASHCARDS
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    • Learnmore ProjectsLearnmera Oyoffice@learnmera.comwww.learnmera.comThe book “Fun with flashcards - 150+ ideas for using flashcards in the classroom” is abook filled with ideas on how to use flashcards in the classroom. The ideas can be used forall ages, from basic vocabulary games for children in kindergarten to grammar and discus-sion exercises for adults. It’s easy and cheap to make sets of your own flashcards and if youlaminate the cards, they will also last.If you have some other ideas that are missing from this book, send us the idea and anexample worksheet and we will include it in our next update of the e-flashcard book. Creditwill be given to you for submitting the idea.Contact us if you have some ideas, suggestions or comments at office@learnmera.com