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Memorize this: vocabulary and some set q/a activities 
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Post Memorize this: vocabulary and some set q/a activities
For my nursing college students I have made memory cards and played a game like STARE.

The first set I tried with them was a hospital with 15 departments on 5 floors. In small groups, one student took a hospital card and had 20 seconds to memorize the card (more time for younger students.) Time up.

The student rolls the dice. They then pass the card to the next person.

That person makes up a question like: "Where is cardiology?"

The original students must answer correctly. "Cariology is on the 4th floor."

If they are correct, they advance across the board and role the dice again and get another question, until they make a mistake or the same number comes up. If they make a mistake first time out they don't advance and it's the next persons chance to play.

Groups really shouldn't be more than 4 and this can be played in one-on-one classes, even with young children.

You must prepare cards for them to memorize and some sort of game board to advance across. You can use "there is.../there are..." cards from MES-English, old chistmas cards, old post cards, magazine cut outs...

You can also use MES-English.com bingo cards and the students must remember what is next to/under/over/across from what, or you can draw your own cards.

This is great for practicing both vocabulary and some set question/answer activites.

Is there ~ next to ~?
Where is ~?
~ and ~ are on line 2. What else?
What color is ~?
Is there a ~?
How many ~s are there?

the game can be addapted I'm sure.

- Mark

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hhhmmm good idea
I might try it
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