ESL Flashcard Game - Listening, Matching and Speaking - Any Level - 15 minutes
You can use this engaging flashcard game to review or practice a variety of language or vocabulary. Stick flashcards of the target language or vocabulary on the board. Divide the class into two teams. Have each team line up at the back of the room. Make sure that the students have a clear runway to the board. For lower-level students, call out a word from one of the flashcards. One student from each team runs to the board. The two students then race to grab the corresponding flashcard and repeat the word. You could also call out a word and have the two students race to grab the opposite flashcard. For higher-level students, describe a word and have the two students race to find the flashcard being described. You could also ask a question and have the two students race to find the corresponding flashcard to answer. For all versions of the game, the first student to grab the correct flashcard and respond appropriately keeps the card for their team. Then, repeat the game with two more students and so on. The team with the most flashcards at the end of the game wins.