Home Sweet Home

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The Home Sweet Home game is played in groups of three students by matching the accommodation-related pictures to its correct label.

The aim of the game is to revise and consolidate vocabulary related to different types of accommodation.

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Home Sweet Home

  1. 1. LEVEL: Intermediate (B1) TYPE OF ACTIVITY: Group competition SKILLS: Reading and speaking (vocabulary)AIM• To revise and consolidate vocabulary related to different types of accommodation.LEXICAL AND GRAMMATICAL AREA• Vocabulary on different types of accommodation.TASK• Playing the Home Sweet Home game in groups of three students by matching the accommodation-related pictures to its correct label.PREPARATION AND MATERIALS • Laminate a deck of cards of the Home Sweet Home game per group. Each pack contains 45 cards, including a wild card.TIMING+ 15 minutes.PROCEDURE • Divide the class into groups of three players and give each group a deck of cards. • One of the students shuffles the cards and deals them all. • The students must match the different types of accommodation to its corresponding pictures. There is one wild card that mustn’t be matched. • The players must check that the matching pair is correct. If in doubt, they should ask the teacher. • Players put the cards they have matched aside. • Then, players hold their cards in hands. One player chooses one card from his/her partners’ set randomly in order to match one of his/her cards. If he/she manages to match a pair, he/she leaves the matched cards aside. If not, the player must keep the card. • Then it’s another player’s turn. He/she chooses one card from his/her partners’ set, so on and so forth. • The first to end the game without cards is the winner. • The student that keeps the wild card will lose the game. • Warn students that there is a wild card representing a forbidden house that mustn’t be matched.
  2. 2. If teachers would like to print double-sided cards, cards can be printed on the reverse.The suitable reverse in provided at the end.

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