Go Fish!(2)

Level Aims Grammar Time Materials
junior high school second year To have students actively practice using 'to' infinitives. "to" infinitive 20 mins Game cards you have made.

This activity is a variant of the card game Go fish!, which most of you have played at some time or other, but it omits the directive, "Go fish" as it could confuse the students. If you wish to include such a directive try, "Go fishing!" instead. Find pictures of 10 - 12 different occupations. Make copies onto cardboard, and cut out enough cards so that each student in the class will have three different occupations in their hand (it's easiest to have them sorted before class).

To play: students find a partner and use 'Jan-ken'; the winner is Student 'A', the other is student 'B'.

'A': "I want to be a farmer." (They must choose from one of their cards), "Do you want to be a farmer?"

'B': "Yes, I do. I want to be a farmer, too." ('B' surrenders their card to 'A').


"No, I don't. I don't want to be a farmer." (No card is lost or won)

Hints and cautions:

+ Students may play twice, but must then find another partner.

* The student with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.

+ If a student collects several cards of the same occupation, they must all be forfeited when the

corresponding question is asked.

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