FCE Speaking Part One functional language card games

Instructions

Deal out the cards and discard the cards when you successfully do those things with phrases which no one has used so far today.

OR Spread the cards over the table and take them when you successfully do those things with new language.

OR

One person will hold all the cards and give them to people as they successfully do those things with original phrases.

 

Take or discard cards as you are speaking (you don’t have to wait until you have finished speaking). You should be able to do more than one per answer, perhaps even two with the same function if you use different language for each.

 

Make questions about the topics below to prompt the speaking during which they will try to do those things.

 

  • art/ media
  • books/ reading
  • brothers / sisters
  • cinema/ films/ TV
  • concerts/ music
  • cooking/ food and drink
  • eating out
  • exercise/ fitness/ health
  • foreign languages
  • free time/ leisure
  • friends
  • get on with
  • holidays
  • home/ at home
  • hometown
  • interested in/ hobbies
  • learn new things/ study
  • parents
  • party
  • shopping
  • technology/ Internet
  • the area where you live
  • transport/ travel
  • weekends
  • work/ job

 

Brainstorm at least three useful high-level phrases for each of the functions on the cards.

 

FCE Speaking Part One functional language card games

Photocopiable cards

Photocopy and cut up one pack per group of three or four students.

 

Different phrases for checking

 

Different phrases for filling silence Vagueness/ Uncertainty
Changing your mind/ Correcting yourself

 

Explaining unfamiliar things Different phrases for giving reasons
Different time expressions

 

Different tenses and similar verb forms Mentioning the other candidate(s)
Different phrases for checking

 

Different phrases for filling silence Vagueness/ Uncertainty
Changing your mind/ Correcting yourself

 

Explaining unfamiliar things Different phrases for giving reasons
Different time expressions

 

Different tenses and similar verb forms Mentioning the other candidate(s)
Different phrases for checking

 

Different phrases for filling silence Vagueness/ Uncertainty
Changing your mind/ Correcting yourself

 

Explaining unfamiliar things Different phrases for giving reasons
Different time expressions

 

Different tenses and similar verb forms Mentioning the other candidate(s)
Different phrases for checking

 

Different phrases for filling silence Vagueness/ Uncertainty
Changing your mind/ Correcting yourself

 

Explaining unfamiliar things Different phrases for giving reasons
Different time expressions

 

Different tenses and similar verb forms Mentioning the other candidate(s)

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