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Clothing: creating board game to practice vocabulary

Uploaded by Emily Hillier, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)


This activity is taken from the context of a lesson learning the vocabulary for different items of clothing in Welsh. This video clip is taken from the last activity of the lesson whereby the whole class were divided into two teams: 'team coch' (red team) and 'team gwyrdd' (green team). A member of each team was selected to press the di(ce) in order to make it roll and determine how many squares the counter could move.  If the team's counter landed on a square with an image of a piece of clothing, the team had to work collaboratively to give the correct name and colour of clothing in Welsh to win a point. If the counter landed on a blank square the team did not win a point and the other team could take a turn.     




Target language: Welsh

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: English

Age range: 6+

Language level: A1 - beginner

Educational context: Primary Education

IWB Features: Ad Hoc Annotation, Drag & drop, Image, Interactive objects

Teaching methods: Whole class instruction, Individual activity at IWB

Language area: Vocabulary

IWB board used: SMART Board

Teacher comment

I chose this particular video clip as it allowed the whole class to participate and play in a fun, interactive game that motivates them whilst providing the teacher with the opportunity to assess their understanding of the key language and vocabulary.

Using the IWB to play this game allowed the children to reinforce the key language in a fun and exciting way.  Using dice also provides the opportunity to develop number skills and the vocabulary for this so it brings in different skills. 

[It is important to] use different tools to keep the children motivated and interested and ensure that children have the opportunity to use the IWB, not just the teacher doing everything and get everyone involved.   

Learner comments

It helps us to learn Welsh by playing games and learning stuff.

If you just turn around to see the computer it would be really small. 

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