Teach English One to One with Aim and Throw

child playing vocabulary game to learn English with flashcards and a pair of socks
27 May Shelley Vernon No Comments

This can be played after Jump the Line to reinforce new vocabulary.


 It can also be used at any time for revision. Even though this is super simple, kids love it, and the repetition means they learn new vocabulary and grammar while enjoying themselves.


The game is in the games demonstration video where Anna and I aim at vocabulary flashcards with a rolled up pair of socks. 


Lay out your vocabulary cards and call them out in turn. Let your pupil aim and throw the missile, which must land on, or in contact with the card.


To use this as a speaking game the pupil and you may take turns in aiming, and the pupil names the item you must aim at.


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  • To make it easier for your pupil pick pictures that are close to him or her. Your pupil will quite likely pick ones that are far away for you to aim at!

  • Make sure your pupil wins anyway - it's quite easy to miss deliberately.

  • Vary the game by playing with real objects instead of pictures. Make sure they are not breakable.


This is so easy to do there's no excuse not to get started if you haven't already!


For pictures, you and your pupil can draw them, or cut them out of magazines or get my colourful set, with an addictive vocabulary game.


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All the best

Shelley Ann Vernon

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