I Love It! – ESL Game Ideas

Flashcards to Teach Kids English

Target Vocabulary: Likes and Dislikes.

Materials: Vocabulary sets where students can express likes and dislikes (food, colors, sports).

Game Play:
This game is best suited to vocabulary for which students have strong likes or dislikes, like food, drinks, animals etc. It works well even with very large classes. First, gather all the students in the center of the room. Assign each corner of the room to ‘like’, ‘don’t like’, ‘love’ and ‘hate’. It is best if you write these words on a piece of paper or flash card and tape them in each corner of the room.

Hold up a flash card and all the students shout out the word. Then, they run to the corner of the room that corresponds to their feeling for that item. The teacher then turns to each corner of the room in turn and the student(s) shout “I/We like apples”, “I/We hate alligators” etc. If students don’t have an opinion they can stay in the middle and say, “I don’t know.”  Obviously, there is no competitive element to this activity, but it is a fun way to practice likes and dislikes.

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