Card Game Activity: Go Fish!

Hello, everyone! My name’s Cris. My name is Ana. And this is Great Ideas for Teachers and Students Subtitles are available in English and Portuguese. Subtitles are available in English and Portuguese. On today’s video we’re gonna teach you a card games you can play with your students.

Here’s an idea for you to review vocabulary and the simple present. For this game you’ll need a deck of cards. Let’s review the vocabulary for cards first, shall we?

This is a deck of cards. There are four suits: spades, diamonds, hearts and clubs. There are 13 cards in each suit. We have 9 number cards And there are 4 special cards: the ace, A, the jack, J, the queen, Q, and the king, K. There’s also a very special card: the joker. For this game, we don’t need the joker, so discard it. The name of the game is Go Fish.

The objective of the game is to make a group of four equal cards. So the students ask each other if they have a card. So for example, they say, do you have a 2?

If thestudent has the card, he has to give the first student the card. If he or she doesn’t have the card, he or she says, Go Fish! If the student makes the group of 4 equal cards, he lays down the cards. The winner isthe student who has the biggest number of groups of four cards.

The game ends when one of the students doesn’t have any more cards in his or her ends or when theteacher interrupts the game. Let’s demonstrate! Pedro, you’re the dealer. Please shuffle the cards. Okay OK, now deal 8 cards to each player.

Ooh, my cards are good. okay Ana, you start Pedro, do you have a queen? No, go fish. No, I don’t. Go fish.

No, I don’t. Go fish. Cris, do you have an 8? No, I don’t.

Go fish. Ana. Do you have a king? No, I don’t. Go fish. For more card games, navigate to this website.

Ana, do you have an 8? It’s my turn! oh Pedro, do you have a jack? No, I don’t. Go fish.

Ana, do you have an 8? No, I don’t. Go fish. Pedro, do you have a king? No, I don’t. Go fish.

Ana, your turn Pedro, do you have a 6? No, I don’t. Go fish.

Pedro, do you have a 7? No, I don’t. Go fish. Pedro, do you have a 6? No, I don’t. Go fish.

Ana, do you have an 8? Yes, here you are. okay I won! You can use a regular deck of cards or you can make your own deck to review any vocabulary you want. For example, with this deck of cards you can review the letters of the alphabet. Or with this one you can review animals.

While students are playing the game, they internalize the structure of the simple present, for example, do you have, and the answers, yes, I do, no, I don’t. Because they are entertained, and their objective is to win the game, they’re not paying attention to thestructure, so they really automatize the structure. They learn while they are playing and having fun. Well, we hope you have enjoyed playing cards with us. If you like this video, please hit the like button. And subscribe by hitting the red button.

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