Action words focus:
- eat - rice, fruits, ice cream
- drink - water, Coke
- listen - to music, to teacher, to a story
- look/read/watch - television, movie, soccer match
- walk / run
- sit down / stand up
- wash hands / clap hands
1) Print in colour
2) Laminate - or print on cardboard
3) Cut carefully into cards along black solid lines
1. 'Teacher' says
The teacher says one of the actions in Mandarin and students need to act it out
Alternatively, invite students to be the 'teacher'
2. Prompt it!
Use these cards as a prompt to help students make sentences
For example, 'I like....(insert action).
I like (to eat ice cream). wo xi huan chi bing qi ling.
Students can use these cards to practice speaking Mandarin
Three students in a group - 1 person is the 'teacher' and says one of the cards in Mandarin
the other 2 students need to snap on the card as fast as possible
4. Reverse - Charades
Three students in a group - each person takes turn to pick a card (without showing to group members) and act it out. The group members need to guess which 'action' that person is acting out in Mandarin