Dating playing cards by box style

dating playing cards by box style

EFL educators in Japan are constantly searching for innovative lesson ideas that will inspire learners and improve their communicative abilities. One strategy that can facilitate oral communication and inject authentic language situations into a classroom is role-playing activities. The lesson plan that follows requires students to imagine that they are a caped crusader attending a party with other superheroes. The learners create an original profile for their character and discuss this information in a speed dating session. During the activity, the students will have 10 dates with 10 different superheroes. Each date lasts three minutes. At the end of the event, the learners will select a suitable match for their character and make a brief report to their classmates.

Step 1: Divide the class into small groups. Provide each group with two superhero cards (see Appendix A). The groups must identify the superheroes and their special powers. The teams tape their cards to the board and brainstorm two more superheroes. 

Step 4: Provide the students with a copy of the ‘Thunderbolt Woman’ profile card (see Appendix B). Select student volunteers to read the items on the profile card. Review difficult vocabulary (e.g., marital status).

Step 6: Give the students a profile card template (see Appendix C). The learners have 20 minutes to complete their profile cards. They must also sketch a picture of their superhero after the information on the profile card is completed. 

Step 7: Provide the students with the ‘Speed Dating Activity’ handout (see Appendix D). This will help the students remember their dates and select a partner when the activity is finished.  

Step 8: Explain the rules of the game. Each date is three minutes. Remind them that they are the superheroes (i.e., use first person).  The participants shake hands, introduce themselves, ask and answer questions. At exactly three minutes, the instructor will signal it’s time to change. The male superheroes stand up and go to their next date. The females remain seated.

Step 9: Before the activity commences, the instructor will model a speed date with a student volunteer. Emphasize that this is a communicative role-play activity and NOT a reading exercise.

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I like to play cards game when I get bored or when I am with my cousin brothers and sisters.. Well most of we are playing rummy or 3 card poker.. but in now days you can play the same cards game on face book and there is no chance for cheating so in now days we like to play it online..

Great list of two player card games which are perfect for travellers who don’t have a lot of room to carry much extra in their packs. My fiance and I are embarking on a Round the World (RTW) trip for at least a year with a carry-on bag each so only have room for one non-essential item: a pack of cards. Only problem is, between us we only know about three games so this will be great for whiling away those long waits at train stations and airports as well as getting to know our fellow travellers.

Sooo helpful! My son was so bored and wanted to play a card game but couldn’t think of one to play with just the tow of us and he didn’t like my suggestions. Thanks a bunch!

I love pinochle! No way is it for old people. My family plays a game we call “stick and stuck”. Its basically euchre but if club turns up its automatically trump and if everyone passes a deal its no trump. I love it! You can play with 3 or 4.

That sounds really fun! I will have to give that one a try too! Looks like we will be adding another game to the list! Thank you so much for the recommendation Dawn! XO

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  For some time, there also was a stamp for tax-free playing cards. To the left is a stamp that was in use by the U.S. military c. 1946. Below are two examples of USPC playing card decks provided to the U.S. Government for military use in the mid-fifties. In the center is an enlargement of the tax-free stamp (all three images courtesy of Lee Asher from his informative article "The White Label" in Issue No. 13 of CARD CULTURE ). Lee has since sent me some additional images of two League back Bicycle decks from his collection that also feature the white tax-free stamp, below.



How To Date A Deck Of Playing Cards (USPC) - Lee Asher

I am crazy athletic and super fun! And I can't get enough of my family and friends! I have an amazing hubby and 3 incredible kids! Life is great as we know it!!

I like to play cards game when I get bored or when I am with my cousin brothers and sisters.. Well most of we are playing rummy or 3 card poker.. but in now days you can play the same cards game on face book and there is no chance for cheating so in now days we like to play it online..

Great list of two player card games which are perfect for travellers who don’t have a lot of room to carry much extra in their packs. My fiance and I are embarking on a Round the World (RTW) trip for at least a year with a carry-on bag each so only have room for one non-essential item: a pack of cards. Only problem is, between us we only know about three games so this will be great for whiling away those long waits at train stations and airports as well as getting to know our fellow travellers.

Sooo helpful! My son was so bored and wanted to play a card game but couldn’t think of one to play with just the tow of us and he didn’t like my suggestions. Thanks a bunch!

I love pinochle! No way is it for old people. My family plays a game we call “stick and stuck”. Its basically euchre but if club turns up its automatically trump and if everyone passes a deal its no trump. I love it! You can play with 3 or 4.

That sounds really fun! I will have to give that one a try too! Looks like we will be adding another game to the list! Thank you so much for the recommendation Dawn! XO

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