Feelings and Do you want reverse pelmanism

Instructions

Cut up one full pack of cards for each group of two to six students, preferably with the two different kinds of cards on different coloured paper. Each group spreads all the cards face down across the table.

One student takes a feeling card and says “I am/ I feel…”. Someone else tries to choose a card that is totally unsuitable, e.g. “Do you want a cake?” for “I’m thirsty”. If the cards could in any way be suitable (and the person who took the first card can explain why it matches), the person who took the feeling card gets both cards and scores two points. If the second person manages to find a totally unsuitable card (and can explain why it is totally unsuitable), they can keep both cards. Play continues until all the cards of one type are gone.

After the game, you could test them on the grammar by giving “Do you want…?” or “I want…” phrases without “a”, “an” or “some” for them to complete (either orally or in written form).

Feelings cards 

angry

 

thirsty hungry tired/ sleepy
sad

 

hot cold ill/ sick
late/ in a hurry

 

bored late/ in a hurry bored
angry

 

thirsty hungry tired/ sleepy
sad

 

hot cold ill/ sick
angry

 

thirsty hungry tired/ sleepy
sad

 

hot cold ill/ sick
late/ in a hurry

 

bored late/ in a hurry bored
angry

 

thirsty hungry tired/ sleepy
sad

 

hot cold ill/ sick
angry

 

thirsty hungry tired/ sleepy
sad

 

hot cold ill/ sick
late/ in a hurry

 

bored late/ in a hurry bored

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Objects cards

an apple

 

a ball a baseball bat
a bath

 

a bed a bicycle
a biscuit

 

a book some boots
some boxing gloves

 

some candy/ sweets a car
a cat

 

a coat some coffee
some cola

 

a comic a computer game
a doll

 

some fruit juice some gloves
a guitar

 

a hamburger a hat
a horse

 

a hotdog some ice cream
a jacket

 

a lemon some lunch
some milk

 

a massage some music
an onion

 

an orange a pizza
some rollerblades

 

some sandals a sandwich
a (winter) scarf

 

some shorts some socks
some soup

 

a steak some strawberries
a sweater

 

a swimsuit some tea
a teddy bear

 

a telephone a tissue

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