In this Articles Pelmanism game, students must match the articles a, an and the with various noun picture cards.
Divide students into groups of three or four, giving each group a set of both the article and noun cards. Students shuffle the two sets of cards separately, spreading them out across the table, face down, in two separate areas. On each student’s turn, they turn over both an article card and a noun card. If the article fits the noun, the student must then make a sentence using the two words.
If the student did so correctly, they keep both cards. Otherwise, they turn the two cards face down again, leaving them in exactly the same place. Play then passes to the next student. If the students need help deciding if a sentence is correct, adjudicate for them.
When all the cards have been used up, the winner is the student with the most cards. When everyone has finished playing, you can go through the answers, highlighting any problem combinations, such as “an hour”.