Play this awesome card game using false cognates to teach your Spanish students new vocabulary.
Includes 62 cards/terms.
The rules are very simple.
The youngest player starts a typical game, but this practice is just gaming convention. The starting player takes a card from the deck. They then read the Spanish word (top word) aloud and then spells it out if the other players request. All players then come up with their own definition or answer to what they think the word or phrase is in English. This can be a serious attempt or just something that they feel will make the other players laugh. Either way, this game is all about sounding plausible. The twist is: the Spanish words all sound like an English word but these are FALSE COGNATES!
Once they’ve written out their answer, players hand their pieces of paper to the player who read out the Spanish word. This player writes down the true meaning as written on the card and adds it to the pile. When all players have submitted their pieces of paper, the starting player mixes them up and reads them all out. Each player then votes once for which answer they think is the true one.
The players get points in a variety of ways:
(1) Players score five points for guessing the right answer out of all the answers read.
(2) They get two points if they correctly answered it with their paper.
(3) They get one point for every vote that their answer gets from other players.
A score of 25 points wins the game.