Card games

      What card games do you know? Do you like playing games? In this lesson, students read about how to play a card game called ‘Snap’. They practise expressions for playing games and then have the chance to write instructions for a game. You need at least one pack of playing cards for this lesson.

      Topic: Card games

      Level: A2/B1


      • To help students talk about (and play!) card games
      • To develop students’ reading skills
      • To expand students’ vocabulary
      • To develop students’ writing skills

      Plan components

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      By Sally Trowbridge

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      Leanne Karatoprak's picture
      Leanne Karatoprak
      Submitted on 1 November, 2011 - 09:32

      Thank you!

      ISAJAGO's picture
      Submitted on 23 August, 2012 - 23:55

      Thanks a lot.  This is very nice and useful! Everybody loves playing cards.

      lolitacocoliso1's picture
      Submitted on 19 October, 2012 - 00:09

      I know my students will love this, they love playing games.And it kind of gives them a break from other Activities that aren't as fun as this one.Thank you 

      xiexie's picture
      Submitted on 11 June, 2013 - 23:25

      thank you, I'll try it