Food and Drink Dobble (aka Spot It!)

Large Dobble set suitable for a flexible prediction game, or (obviously) Dobble. Can be used for ES, JHS or special needs classes. This set has 57 cards with 57 different images of food and drink.

This is my suggestion of how to use this Dobble set (or any other Dobble set) for a prediction game instead of traditional Dobble. The advantage is that just one set this size is enough for a typical class size up to 38.

First print out the cards, you’ll see that the borders of the cards don’t print. It’s annoying but it’s how they turn out on the site I generated them (see below). Note that there are four cards per sheet of A4, eight images per card (4x2) If you want the cards to end up the same size I’d suggest making a cardboard template and drawing the lines on yourself, that’s what I did. Then print the reverse side with a dark background (so they are opaque), laminate and cut.
Now you have enough cards for 6 groups (of around 6 students) to have 9 or 10 cards per group.

How to play:
Show some example cards and point out that any two cards only have one matching image.
Place the cards face down in the middle of the group and turn over the top card.
Students then take it in turn to make their prediction as to which image on the face up top card will be the matching image on the NEXT top card to be flipped. They must use the target language*.
Students should place a marker (such as an eraser) next to the image they choose so everyone can remember who predicted what.
When all the students have made a prediction the next top card is flipped.
If there is a winner (correct prediction), the winner keeps the original top card. If there isn’t a winner then it goes under the face down pile to be used again. Students can choose the same image (make the same prediction) and if they win they janken for who gets to keep the card.
The card that was just flipped (the second top card) becomes the card the students use for the next round of predictions, and so on.
The game continues until all the face down cards are used and the student holding the most cards wins.
They can continue the game by shuffling but it’s better to have them exchange their cards with another group that’s also finished.

*Target language can be anything you like. I tried this game at JHS for “I think it will/is going to be….” and the students loved it. Also with infinitive general "I want to eat/have/drink ..." This set is particularly suitable for “I like…/ I want…/I would like…" or “That ( … ) looks delicious/salty/sweet” but could be used for lots of other things such “This/that is…” / ”I have never eaten/drunk…” etc.

I made the cards here, thanks to Stassi for the link. I got the images from English Web Book,

Small files
  • FoodDrinkDobble.pdf (639 KB)
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    Submitted by kusobaba June 30, 2022 Estimated time: 20 minutes

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