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can you please suggest me some easy to games or teaching methods with your flash cards
nese


Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:37 am
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I generally play:
concentration
go fish
slap
bingo - www.mes-english.com/flashcards/bingo.php

or any of the games here: www.mes-english.com/games/gamestoplay.php
There are three pages with game explanations.

There are also a lot of great games posted by site visitors in the games forum
http://www.mes-english.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=3

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one way just to teach the vocab is to......

1st introduce and learn, say 5 cards only and take one away and ask what is it?
I often put this card behind a big flash card of a question mark

and they rush to answer

then slowly add more and more flash cards

you can time them, eg boys Vs girls etc

they often really get into it (they forget they are actually learning)


Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:06 am
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After going through the flashcards...it would be a great idea to generate the handout...without the words and give them a short test and to judge if they really remember what you've taught. I normally do that in the next class...as a kind of reminder.


Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:55 pm
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I recommend you use the cards for guessing and other task-based games that target a grammatical structure. In my experience, students react better to these sorts of games than to games that only target vocabulary because they tend to be more meaningful than flashcard memorization games.

For example, I used a book called "Where is Bowtie Pig" (I must be getting the name wrong because I can`t find it online) in which a bunch of pigs play hide-and-seek and look for each other around a house. Afterwards, I play a game where one student hides a magnetised pig behind various pieces of furniture while the rest of the class guesses: "Is it behind the ....". The target vocabulary is furniture, but it is learned incidentally to the task which also uses the vocabulary in context.

I taught in Japan and it is common for Japanese students to learn word lists independant of any context which resulted in students with excellent vocabularies who were unable to use English, different circumstances might also effect your approach.

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Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:07 pm
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one of the games i used to put into practice is the following: i place 4 o 5 flashcard backwards and then place another 4 o 5 flashcards related to other them in the right positition just under or above the previous one. i ask: where is ...? they answer " in the ladybird2.. if the theme is related to this. in this way they practice the new theme and remember the previous one.


Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:45 am
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When I use flash cards, I spend a couple of days making sure the students know what the picture is and the word associated with the picture. When I feel confident that they know the picture and words, I will stick just the pictures or just the words in a pocket chart and then pass out the other half and have the kids place the word next to the picture or the picture next to the word. I do this as a warm up activity as the kids come to my room. I have played memory match with the cards (lay them face down on the table and have the student match the word to the picture). You can also play "Go Fish" where the kids have to ask for either the picture or the word to make a match.
Just some suggestions.
Hope they help.
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Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:53 pm
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I do simliar activities as the other have posted here. I also write up the words to match the picture. I will depending on my mood get the students to match the word to the picture after I have taught the vocab. I will scatter one set flip cards at the back of the class, give the studnets the other set of cards and let them go to find their match. They know that it is a race to see who is first. They must also come to me and answer a question depending on our language focus of the day. Depending on the size of the class I will let them all go at once or have them do it in relays.
I also use the small cards to quickly go around the class and ask the students indiviually to tell me what it is or once again ask a question from today's lesson. These cards are a great tool in the classroom!


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Hi
I have many ideas to teach english (or any other foreign language) with flashcards
I send them in many post to be easier


Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:06 pm
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first idea : Flash
To present 2 flashcards face to face in such way that the pupils see
neither one nor the other. To very quickly show each flashcard by
holding them on the side between the inch and the index (either by
making them slip, or while turning them very quickly). The children
must guess what it is.


Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:07 pm
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second idea : slowly, slowly
To choose the flashcards which will be used and to prepare a plain
hard-bound sheet of the same size as the flashcards. In turn, to
present the flashcards masked by the paperboard. By drawing the
paperboard all gently, let reveal the image. To encourage the pupils
to guess what it is.


Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:08 pm
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third idea : Show it...!
To stick a play of flashcards on the walls around the
classroom. The pupils give the names of the objects drawn at the same
time. Ex: to give the instruction "Show me the spider! "" Show me the
butterfly! "the pupils listen and look around the class and show the correc flashcard as fast as they can


Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:10 pm
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fourth idea:
Mimez the flashcard! To show the flashcard ones after the others and
to give the names of the objects in image. The children make a MIME in
answer. Ex: they can make pretence eat a specific food (if food
flashcards are used) or they can imitate an animal (for example). do it yourself. the children give the name


Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:13 pm
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fifth idea: What misses?
To stick a play of flashcards on the table. To give again
by showing them names of each one of them of making them repeat with
the pupils. Their to then ask to close the eyes too by doing it you.
At once that they have all the closed eyes, to remove a chart. When
pupils open eyes, they had to remember which card is missing and give the word


Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:15 pm
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sixth idea : The magic eye
To stick a maximum set of 6 flashcards on line on the
table. Give the names and ridges to repeat children 2 or 3 times.
Remove then the charts with one. Show the place where they were and
the children repeat the name as if they were there.


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