Activity Information

Matching Pairs Worksheet Maker

activity information

Level: Any.

Skills: Reading.

Target Language: Vocabulary and translations, collocations, verb tenses, phrasal verbs, articles, opposites, active / passive voice, etc.

Activity Goal: Improve memorisation of the link between two types of language.


Summary: This worksheet generator creates either a set of cut out cards, or a draw-a-line spaghetti worksheet for up to 12 words or phrasal pairs.


Example Usage:

  1. Distribute worksheets / sets of cut-out cards.
  2. Students work in pairs to match the two types of language on the worksheet or the cards.
  3. Teacher circulates around the room providing help and checking student answers.

Notes and Ideas:

  • Extend with a writing exercise where students choose 4 pairs and write 4 sentences using them.
  • Repeat the exercise to reinforce, with a slight variation to maintain student interest. For example, if using small cards, the cards can be shuffled after successful completion and students can work in pairs to re-match and glue cards down on a separate sheet of paper.
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