Demonstrative pronouns get more confusing as the students are younger. But with a proper ESL game, teachers can bring out the simplicity of demonstrative pronouns.
Today’s game is one of the easy activities to help you with this grammar focus. No preparation is needed, but t’s better to have small flashcards. Also, teachers can use other props such as plastic animals instead of flashcards.
Give out two different props or flashcards to each student. Make sure they don’t see each other’s cards (for props, put in small bags, and give it to them).
Start from yourself by pointing to a card from someone to your right and say what that is using demonstrative pronouns such as “That is a bus”. If you are correct the card is revealed otherwise the holder replies “No, this isn’t”. Continue the game until there is only one player with a card who is the winner.
The suitable class size to play demonstrative pronouns ESL games depends on how many flashcards are available for each student to have. Ideally, the ESL game is better for classes with less than 10 students. However, it is possible o divide the class into two or three teams and gives each student only one flashcard. They compete until there is one group left with having flashcard
Demonstrative pronouns are suitable for students over 3 years old. This could be a confusing activity at first so please be patient with young learners and demonstrate clearly (preferably in their own language)
Hope you like this ESL game using flashcards. Let us know in the comment bellow how students liked today’s demonstrative pronouns ESL game.