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SUBMITTED BY: Carlee Miller

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: A memory card game and JTE


GRAMMAR: Demonstrative Pronouns

EXAMPLE: This is a cat. That is a dog.

DATE ADDED: May 031 2010


    Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


10 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE:  Students use a memory card game to practice Demonstrative Pronouns (this/that).



  • One set of memory cards (not included): One set per pair/team, and preferrably topics like fruits, animals, etc. 



  1. Have the students get into pairs (if a small class) or 2-man teams (if a larger class) and give each set of students a set of memory cards.
  2. For a quick review (if needed), you can have the students repeat after you the name of the object on each card.
  3. The cards are spread out face down on the desk. There should be roughly half of the cards more on one side of the desk.
  4. As students/teams take turns turning over the cards (looking for the matching pairs), they have to use the appropriate Demonstrative Pronoun sentence every time they turn over a card, whether matching or not.  They must use "This is..." for cards on their half of the desk, and "That is..." for cards on their partner's desk.
  5. Game play continues until all the cards have been picked up. The student/team with the most pairs at the end, wins.



  • If you can think of any variations or ways to improve this game, please leave a comment/feedback! Thank you!




  • As the students are playing, walk around the classroom to make sure that the students are using the correct vocabulary. 

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