New Game: Throw the Cards

Here’s Mido’s game of the week for you:

You need a pack of playing cards and a basket

1. Break the students into two teams, black and red.
2. Divide the cards into two colors black and red.
3. Give each student two or three cards.


4. Ask the first student from each team a question using today’s English after they answer they take turns throwing their cards into the basket!
5. Keep playing.
6. The winner team is the one with more cards in the basket at the end!

What do you think? – Mido

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6 Responses to “New Game: Throw the Cards”

  1. Dan B

    Great game! Simple yet effective. Does Mido’s book get updated with each new game he comes out with?

  2. richard

    We’re going to do a book 2, hopefully out in September!

  3. Adam

    Here’s a similar card game:
    Put students into pairs and give each pair one card. Show a flashcard for a vocabulary or other item. When the teacher says go, each pair drops their flashcard. When their card hits the floor they have to read the teacher’s flashcard. Whoever reads it first wins. But, if it falls face down (there’s a 50/50 chance) and they read it, they lose. It’s a fun game. Enjoy!

  4. Annie

    Variation: “Basketball”, which works well even if you have one student only. Hold up the flashcards and ask the student, “What is it?” (which can be adapted to your material). If the student answers correctly, he/she gets a chance to throw the ball into the basket. If you do teams, keep track of the score to see who wins. This works like magic, even with a bucket against a wall and a tennis ball (or other soft object).

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