The two Earn and Buy games provide scope for addition and subtraction of your selected amounts of money in any currency The maths used can be as easy or as difficult to suit the needs of the students.
The earn and spend cards present opportunities for developing/consolidating a range of everyday items English vocabulary and household jobs.
Miming activities can also be incorporated in the games if so desired.
Full instructions are provided on the last page of this resource .
Picture and word matching cards have been included for the ‘Everyday items to be purchased vocabulary.’ This is an additional activity for use if some vocabulary is new to students. The vocabulary used can be seen below.
Everyday items to be purchased
Pen, sharpener, ruler, balloon, ice cream, fish, pencil, rubber, book, apple, orange, banana, car, ring, doll, toy aeroplane, skateboard, watch, necklace, felt tips, pack of playing cards, knee and elbow pads, helmet, some bubble bath, flippers, bag, goggles, mask and snorkel, chess board, chess figures, hamster, hamster cage, Storm Trooper, guitar, kitten, cat basket, headphones, trampoline, ticket for the zoo, kayak, pair of trainers, light sabre, board game, pair of jeans, ticket for the cinema, bike, mobile phone, television.
Jobs for earning money
Lay the table, wipe the table, clean the mirror, make your bed, water the plant, sweep the floor, make your own breakfast, clean the sink, dry the dishes, put the clothes into the washing machine, mop the floor, post a letter, vacuum, tidy up the toys, wash the dishes, iron, feed the baby, hang out the washing, feed the dog, fold the washing, sort the rubbish for recycling, go for some shopping, push the supermarket trolley, walk the dog, shovel snow, clean the window, wash the dog, take out the rubbish, cook, dust
Visual support is provided for the items to be purchased and the jobs for earning money, so that comprehension is possible if vocabulary is unknown.