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Let's buy a house! -  A property buying game that practises speaking skills

Let's buy a house! - A property buying game that practises speaking skills

This is for students who have an intermediate level of English. It is to do with buying houses and is useful for: Learning or revising rooms of the house Discussion classes - “where do you want to live?” Oral practise Role-playing Reviewing large numbers (it might be a good idea to go over this at the start) Critical thinking in a second language It is a very active lesson so is excellent for injecting some fun into your lessons. In order to lead into this activity, I suggest showing students a video of a property buying show to begin with. They seem to have them in every country and every student will get the hang of the game very quickly with this context. Tip: I suggest laminating these resources so you can use them time and time again. You can use as many or as little properties as you like. Instructions: THE OVERALL GOAL IS FOR THE ESTATE AGENTS TO MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE AND THE BUYERS TO SPEND AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE AND FIND THE BEST HOUSE FOR THEIR CHARACTER. Half the class are estate agents, half the class are buyers. Split the houses (cheap/mid-range/expensive) amongst the Estate Agents. Tell them that they want to make as much money as possible, but they can sell the houses for as cheap as they want. Give each buyer a character and a budget (at random). Explain that the characters have to go to each estate agent and try and buy a house for as little money as possible. They have to negotiate (in English of course!) to meet each other halfway. The house has to be suitable for their family, as this will be checked later. It must have enough bedrooms, for example and the houses need to suit the working and school life of the families. When they have reached a deal, the estate agent must write a receipt that the buyer then signs. I have included a receipt that you can use if you so wish. The estate agent also notes down how much money they have made. At the end of the game, when every buyer has found a house, come together and find the winning estate agent: the one with the most money. Then, find the winning buyer: who has bought a house within their budget for their character and how much money did they save? Other students can vote on these. This game took my students around 45 minutes for a class of 15 - and we switched over in the middle (Estate Agents became buyers and vice versa).
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Homes & Buildings - Conversation Flashcards

Homes & Buildings - Conversation Flashcards

Thematic discussion questions designed to encourage fluency & confidence in English Ideal to use as an engaging warmer or as a dynamic speaking activity to finish a class. Aimed at adults and teenagers. 1. Print & cut 1 set (double-sided) of flashcards for each pair of students. **2.**Students draw a question card and ask their partner. Encourage students to: • Extend their answers • Elicit more information • Agree / disagree with their partners • Justify their arguments 3. Change pairs 4. Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them.
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Family & Neighbours - Conversation Flashcards

Family & Neighbours - Conversation Flashcards

Thematic discussion questions designed to encourage fluency & confidence in English Ideal to use as an engaging warmer or as a dynamic speaking activity to finish a class. Aimed at adults and teenagers. 1. Print & cut 1 set (double-sided) of flashcards for each pair of students. **2.**Students draw a question card and ask their partner. Encourage students to: • Extend their answers • Elicit more information • Agree / disagree with their partners • Justify their arguments 3. Change pairs 4. Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them.
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Interactive book: Rooms in the house

Interactive book: Rooms in the house

Match, lift and reveal books develop book handling and reading skills. The interactive books actively engage students in the reading process by allowing them to match or choose pictures and then reveal sentences. CORE VOCAB: Learn the names for rooms in the house 2 LEVELS: Level 1: Decorated rooms: match picture to picture. Level 2: Empty rooms: add pictures to the empty books USE AS BOOKS OR TASK CARDS: Turn into an interactive books OR use as task cards where students are given options of different furniture and have to choose the correct furniture for each room.
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Prepositions at home IN AT ON

Prepositions at home IN AT ON

This product can be used as individual task cards or make into an interactive book. KEY VOCABULARY Learn key vocabulary for furniture and rooms in the house Learn prepositions: in, at, on 1ST PERSON WRITING: Neutral silhouette images of people to encourage students to compose sentences in 1st person. Option to sticks students pictures on the worksheets. 2 LEVELS OF SENTENCE BUILDING: Level 1: Who? is doing? Where? preposition word is embedded within the location. Level 2: Who? is doing? Where? What? preposition word is own exclusive part of the sentence. USING COLOURFUL SEMANTICS TO WRITE: Colorful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colorful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets/taskcards are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills.
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ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

18 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Music 2) Nations 3) Neighbours 4) Nature 5) Numbers 6) Personality 7) Politics 8) Religion 9) Routines 10) Science 11) Shopping 12) Sport 13) Technology 14) Television 15) Transport 16) Travel 17) Weather 18) Work Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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ESL Conversation Activity Bundle 2

ESL Conversation Activity Bundle 2

16 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Fashion 2) Feelings 3) Food 4) Future 5) Geography 6) Health 7) History 8) Hobbies 9) Homes 10) Humour 11) Internet 12) Inventions 13) Languages 14) Love 15) Media 16) Money Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

16 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Advertising 2) Animals 3) Art 4) Buildings 5) Business 6) Celebrations 7) Childhood 8) Cities 9) Colour 10) Countryside 11) Crime 12) Education 13) Entertainment 14) Environment 15) Fame 16) Family Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Neighbours & Neighbourhoods- ESL Conversation Activity

Neighbours & Neighbourhoods- ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: NEIGHBOURS & NEIGHBOURHOODS Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Homes - ESL Conversation Activity

Homes - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: HOMES Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Buildings - ESL Conversation Activity

Buildings - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: BUILDINGS Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Appliances in English Dominoes

Appliances in English Dominoes

Print on cardstock and cut into cards; make 1 set for every 3-4 students. Includes the picture and word for 10 appliances. Easy to edit to match the vocabulary in your textbook. Play like a normal game of Dominoes.
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House in English Posters

House in English Posters

Set of 105 pages including rooms of the house, parts of the house (stairs, roof), furniture, appliances and tools. Print on cardstock and laminate.
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House in English Concentration games

House in English Concentration games

Set of 25 rooms and parts of a house. Print on cardstock and cut into cards. Make 1 set per 3-4 students. Use to play Concentration, Slap, Old Maid, Go Fish, Match Game.
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House in English Bingo game

House in English Bingo game

30 Bingo cards; print on cardstock & laminate. Last page is call list; print on cardstock and cut into strips. Includes rooms and parts of house: ceiling, wall, floor, patio, garden, garage, workshop, laundry room, basement, roof, attic, hallway, staircase, bathroom, bedroom, office, dining room, kitchen, foyer, living room, house, porch, balcony. Just edit the callcards to match the vocabulary to your textbook.
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Furniture in English Bingo game

Furniture in English Bingo game

30 Bingo cards; print on cardstock and laminate. Last page is call list; print on cardstock and cut into strips. Pictures only of furniture and furnishings for the house.
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Furniture in English Dominoes

Furniture in English Dominoes

Print on card-stock and cut into tiles. Make 1 set for every 3-4 students. Each tile has the name for 1 of 10 pieces of furniture in English and the picture for 1 of 10 items. Play like a regular game of Dominoes.
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Paint the furniture.

Paint the furniture.

This presentation is made in order to review the themes "Furniture and Colors " The students have to paint the furniture. This game can be useful for ESL young learners as well for native speakers. The presentation contains sound and animation.
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Furniture.  Prepositions of place.

Furniture. Prepositions of place.

This presentation is made in order to review the theme “Furniture” and grammar point “Prepositions of place”! The students have to listen to the song and guess where the monkey is. The second game is scrabble where the pupils have to find words related to the furniture. These game can be useful for ESL young learners as well for native speakers.
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House in English Dominoes

House in English Dominoes

Print on cardstock and cut into tiles. Make 1 set for every 2-3 students. Each domino has the picture of 1 of 10 parts of the house and the English word for 1 of 10 parts of the house.
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House and Furniture Game of Seven Families

House and Furniture Game of Seven Families

Print on cardstock and cut apart into individual cards. Make 1 set for every 2-6 students. The object of the game is to collect a full family - 6 cards. The player with the most families at the end is the winner. Deal 6 cards per person. Remaining cards are placed in a draw pile. Player 1 asks a player of his/her choice for a card belonging to a specific family. In order to make the request, the player must already have at least 1 card belonging to that family. “In the (kitchen) family, I am looking for (specific card).” If that player has the card, he/she hands it over. Player 1 continues asking for cards until he/she does not get what is requested, at which time he/she draws a card from the pile. Player 2 then takes his/her turn.
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Appliances in English House Concentration games

Appliances in English House Concentration games

Print on cardstock and cut into cards. Set of 35 appliances (also includes related items such as ironing board, sponge, broom, dustpan). Make 1 set per 3-4 students. Use to play Concentration, Slap, Old Maid, Drats, Go Fish, Match Game.
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Tools in English Concentration games

Tools in English Concentration games

Print on cardstock and cut into cards. Set of 15 tools, picture with English word. Make 1 set per 3-4 students. Use to play Concentration, Slap, Old Maid, Go Fish, Match Game.
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Guess what I am? With objects

Guess what I am? With objects

A guessing game that makes your students listen and answer. Every student gets a turn to speak. Divide your class in two and have them compete against each other. Which group can finish first? Each question must be answered before the next can be asked. Students get very excited. If you liked the game, you can download 2 more parts :Guess what I am? With Food, Guess what I am? With Animals. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/guess-what-i-am-with-animals-11809419 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/guess-what-i-am-with-animals-11809419 Thanks for downloading. I hope my product will be useful to you. Please write a review, and follow me- this is very important to me. Thank you! Have a nice day!
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House in English Find it Worksheet

House in English Find it Worksheet

Worksheet has a 6 by 6 grid with pictures of rooms and furniture. There are 16 house vocabulary words written out in words and students identify which square it is in. Includes second version in black and white.
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Furniture in English Sudoku

Furniture in English Sudoku

Sudoku game uses the names of 9 pieces of furniture: desk, chair, dresser, bed, bookshelves, armchair, lamp, table, couch. Easily editable to match the vocabulary that you use in class. 5 versions included.
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House in English power point

House in English power point

Powerpoint has 165 slides. Introduces 23 parts of the house, 6 bathroom items, 8 bedroom items, 8 family room items, 10 living room items, 12 kitchen items, 8 laundry room items, 6 garage items & 15 workshop items (total 96 words). Many slides to practice / ID vocab. Good for all levels; just set up a custom slide show to adapt for any individual class.
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House Connect 4 game

House Connect 4 game

This is a paper version of Connect Four. Students play in pairs. Includes 2 separate games. Students must correctly identify the coordinates of the square (kitchen and closet). If wrong, the partner gets the square. Partners alternate turns. The goal is to get 4 squares in a row. Other than the title, the game is all pictures, so it may be used with any language.
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House Connect the Dots Squares game

House Connect the Dots Squares game

This is a partner activity. Students take turns identifying parts of the house and then connecting them if correct. The goal is to complete as many squares as possible. Uses the vocabulary for: living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, staircase, hallway, attic, basement, laundry room, garage, garden. Good for any language.
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House and Furniture Partner speaking activity

House and Furniture Partner speaking activity

This is a partner activity with directions in English and pictures, so it may be used for any language. Students are to draw a line connecting a person to furnishings to a house part. They then take turns saying their sentences in the target language (Paul is putting a chair in the bathroom.) and the partner needs to draw a line connecting those items. May be used with other tenses, add adjectives, add reasons, etc.
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House pictures Tic Tac Toe

House pictures Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe game has pictures only, so may be used for any language. Students work in pairs, trying to get 3 in a row to win. To win the square, the student must give a correct answer. If wrong, the partner wins the square. Game may be played on many levels: identify the picture, describe, tell what you normally do there, use a particular tense or construction, etc. 8 different boards are included.
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House in English Sign please

House in English Sign please

Sheet has 20 questions, all about the house. Students are to interview classmates to find 1 person who can answer positively for each question.
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House Vocabulary Game

House Vocabulary Game

This House Vocabulary Game is a particular favourite with both native English speakers and students learning English. In my experience, young students become very keen and enthusiastic about being the first to complete their base cards with the appropriate items belonging to their particular part of the house. Older students at the initial / emergent stage of learning English would also benefit from using this resource. There are opportunities for speaking, listening and reading. The game is for 2 – 6 players and is easy to play. Each player is given a base board. The small cards are placed in the middle of the table face down. Players take turns at lifting a card, naming the item then placing it on their base board if it belongs in their part of the house. If it doesn’t, the player then replaces the card in the centre of the table face down. The winner is the first to complete his / her card. Luck and memory are involved in success so the winner isn’t always the most able student. This could be one reason for this type of game being so popular. The base boards and cards have colour coordinated borders to aid with identification. The house scenes and items used are listed below. Kitchen kettle, cooker, sink, cooker, fridge, vacuum, iron, ironing board, washing machine Living Room coffee table, settee, lamp, armchair, rug, television, plant, clock, bookshelves Bathroom toilet, basin, bath, shower, toothpaste, toothbrush, towel, shampoo Bedroom bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, mirror, alarm clock, lamp, bunk beds, cot Garden lawnmower, tree, watering can, spade, gloves, wheelbarrow, rake, bucket, fork Garage tool box, gardening tools, paint pots, bicycle, broom, workbench, car, oilcan, tyre Included with this game are picture and word cards for learning the vocabulary used in the game. The cards can be used as a snap game (saying the names of items and reading the words as they are placed on the table) or as an individual or group matching activity
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Furniture in English Snail game

Furniture in English Snail game

Students must identify the picture (use in sentences to make it more challenging) as they advance along the snail path. Just pictures are given, so it is easy to adapt for each textbook. Make 1 copy for every 3-4 students; print on cardstock and laminate to keep forever. You need 1 die for every game board. Pictures represent: desk, bed, chair, armchair, refrigerator, lamp, dresser, television, table, stove, rug, bookshelves, couch, picture, clock.
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House in English Snail game

House in English Snail game

Students must identify the picture (use in sentences to make it more challenging) as they advance along the snail path. Just pictures are given, so it is easy to adapt for each textbook. Make 1 copy for every 3-4 students; print on cardstock and laminate to keep forever. You need 1 die for every game board. Pictures represent: house, living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, staircase, hallway, attic, roof, basement, laundry room, garage, floor, wall, ceiling.
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Countryside Cottages, Houses and Homes of Britain

Countryside Cottages, Houses and Homes of Britain

A collection of countryside cottages from across Britain. This resource will be added to in time, during my ocean row around the coast of Great Britain. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
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Y1 Science: Everyday Materials Bundle

Y1 Science: Everyday Materials Bundle

A collection of year 1 science resources that can be used as part of lessons on everyday materials. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
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