This/That Memory

Students use a memory card game to practice Demonstrative Pronouns (this/that).

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Originally submitted by Carlee Miller on May 31, 2010.


  • One set of memory cards (not included): One set per pair/team, and preferrably topics like fruits, animals, etc.


  • Have the students get into pairs (if a small class) or 2-man teams (if a larger class) and give each set of students a set of memory cards.
  • For a quick review (if needed), you can have the students repeat after you the name of the object on each card.
  • The cards are spread out face down on the desk. There should be roughly half of the cards more on one side of the desk.
  • As students/teams take turns turning over the cards (looking for the matching pairs), they have to use the appropriate Demonstrative Pronoun sentence every time they turn over a card, whether matching or not. They must use "This is..." for cards on their half of the desk, and "That is..." for cards on their partner's desk.
  • Game play continues until all the cards have been picked up. The student/team with the most pairs at the end, wins.


  • If you can think of any variations or ways to improve this game, please leave a comment/feedback! Thank you!


  • As the students are playing, walk around the classroom to make sure that the students are using the correct vocabulary.
Submitted by Englipedia Archive May 20, 2019 Estimated time: 10 min

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