This is a simple activity, though it takes some of the teacher's time. If your students have to memorize long lists
of vocabulary items (with definitions), the teacher may prepare a set of cards with words and definitions plus a "stinky"
card (one which does not have a match). This is better if there are more than 10 words (21 cards total). After this preparation,
put students in groups of 3 or 4 and tell them to deal all the cards among them. Then they are supposed to pair up the words with
their definitions (with the cards they have in their hands). Then they are to "buy" cards from their peers until there is just one left.
This student is the "stinky." This game is a lot of fun and really helpful when you have to teach long vocabulary lists!
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