These colourful picture cards include illustrations of select new words from the revised Cambridge Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers tests. They are a fun way to introduce, practice or revise vocabulary. You can also laminate the cards to create lasting Flashcards!
> Download the vocabulary cards for Pre A1 Starters
> Download the vocabulary cards for A1 Movers
> Download the vocabulary cards for for A2 Flyers
Here are some ideas for using the cards in class.
Use this game to revise any vocabulary set. Use picture cards to revise vocabulary. Pupils then secretly choose four of the words and write them down. Say sentences using each of the revised words, e.g. for food: I like eating kiwi for breakfast. Pupil’s who have written the word kiwi cross it out. The first pupil to cross out all four of their words call out Bingo!
Can I have…?
Use a matching set of picture cards and word cards. This activity works best with vocabulary sets of nouns that pupils would want to borrow, buy or use (e.g. food, toys, sports equipment). Attach the cards to the board or display them on a table. Put the word cards in a pile face down on a table at the front of the class. Ask two pupils to the front. One takes a card and uses the word on it to ask Can I have a skateboard please? The other pupil then collects the olives flashcard and hands it over, saying Yes, of course. Here you are. You can make this activity more challenging by removing some flashcards, so sometimes the pupil searching for it has to reply: No, I’m sorry. I haven’t got any skateboards.
Attach picture cards to the board. Allow pupils a few minutes to look at them. Then ask pupils to close their eyes while you remove one or two cards. Pupils then open their eyes and answer the question What’s missing?
Choose a vocabulary item pupils know. Draw a picture on the board, line by line, pausing to ask each time What am I drawing? Can you guess? Pupils try to guess what the picture is before you finish it.
Distribute the printed picture cards - the reverse site only. Pupils can play in teams or in pairs. One team gets the reverse of the picture card (the one with the word only) and mimes the object, for example the team with the penguin card tries to walk like a penguin. The opposite team has to guess. You can play a variant where the guessing team asks questions about the object and the team with the card answer yes or no. You could also add an additional element of challenge and ask the guessing team to spell the word they guessed.
Bring the Kid's Box stories to life with the masks and story scripts for your pupils to act out in class.
> Level 1 Stories scripts
> Level 2 Stories scripts
Click on the images to download the print-ready masks.