These are two packs of 64 cards (4 x 16 "families") which can be used for several different classroom activities, but mainly for the traditional card game "Happy Families", which practises у тебя / вас есть ...?, the use of genitive after a negative and the use of the accusative after Дайте, пожалуйста, ..., as well, of course, as all the vocabulary on the cards.
Learners work in small groups. First shuffle and deal out the cards. The first player asks of one of the others, for example, if he or she has the car.
– У тебя / вас есть машина?
If he or she does have the car then the conversation continues:
– Да, есть.
– Дайте, пожалуйста, машину.
– Пожалуйста, вот она!
The first player takes the card, says thankyou, and has another turn:
– У вас есть сок?
– Нет, у меня нет сока.
– Как жаль!
and the turn is ended.
As soon as you have a family of four cards in your hand you put them face down on the table. The winner is the person who collects the most families.
There are two sets of cards at different levels. The first includes singular inanimate nouns only, the second includes some animate nouns, some nouns with adjectives and some plurals.
The recommended retail price per set is £21.60. Special offer here £14.40 plus postage: