These games are designed to practice vocabulary related to environmental issues.
There are 2 different types of games with the same vocabulary content in this document.
Game 1 (blue frame) includes 16 cards with the definitions in Spanish of different environmental issues and 16 cards with their corresponding images and names.
Print the document one-sided, laminate and cut out.
This is a classic matching pairs game. It can be played in several ways:
- The teacher deals the picture-name cards to the students and saves the definition cards in a pile. The teacher reads the definition out loud and elicits the correct term.
- Next class, after the students have already had some practice with it, they can try reading the definitions themselves or to a partner and pair up the cards.
- As a memory game - In small groups or pairs, students arrange the cards face down in rows and columns. They take turns in turning over 2 cards until they find a pair. They get to keep the pairs they find and count them at the end of the game. Whoever has more pairs, wins the game.
Game 2 (green frame) is a Spanish version of the I-Have-Who-Has game.
There are 16 cards.
Print the document one-sided, laminate and cut out the cards.
Distribute all the cards randomly to the students.
The ideal number of players is 4 (4 cards for each student), but it will also work with 2 to 8 players. For bigger classes, you might want to print several copies.
Select a student to begin the game by reading the definition on his card out loud and then putting it down. The other students listen attentively to each definition, and say the matching word if they have the answer card and then they read the next definition. The game is over when all the cards are down.
It is a great game to practice the newly taught vocabulary, as well as reading and listening skills.