Question & Answer Cards
Here are 25-30 questions and answers formatted onto cards. (Some include 5 blank cards for your own use.)
The cards are presented in two formats.


Questions and Answers on the Same card
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The teacher can read the card and solicit answers--it might be a good idea to give students a list of possible answers or to print up the other set and let students hit the answer with a fly swatter. After students are familiar with the possible answers, give a card to each student and have them ask other students their question in fluid pairs. You can also have students make two rows facing each other. Each student has a different card and asks his/her partner the question. When finished, the student passes the card to his/her right, so the cards circulate. This is a great way to practice intensively.


Questions and Answers on Different Cards
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These can be used in all the traditional matching activities--concentration games, students finding their partner, etc.



Finally, when students are very familiar with the material, you can quiz them in reverse-i.e. give the answer and elicit the question.

As with all kinds of oral work, it's easy to put this on quizzes. Read a question and students transcribe it (dictation) and then answer the question. Grading is simple, 2 or 3 points each for the question and answer, removing points for mistakes.

©tom mccarthy mmiv