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Matching Opposites

Matching Opposites

Students review vocabulary by matching words with opposite meaning using a concentration board game.

Level:  Any

Topic:  Warmer

Grammar:  Opposites

Time:  15 minutes

Preparation

  • Make one copy of Handout A, and number each word 1 – 16.
  • Write numbers 1 – 16 on the board in a square.

 

1     2     3     4

5     6     7     8

9    10   11   12

13  14   15   16 

                                     

Procedure

1

Divide the class into two teams. Ask the two teams to line up in front of the board.

2

Decide which team will go first. Ask the first person in the line to choose two numbers.

3

Tell the class the word for each number (from Handout A). Students must remember the word for each number. Their task is to match words that are opposites.

4

If a student makes a match, cross out the numbers on the board and give his or her team a point.

5

Continue until all numbers have been used. The team with the most points is the winner.

Extended Practice

Try the activity with synonyms (see Handout B). 

Printable Worksheets

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Handout A
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Handout B
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