Learning a new language can be so much fun and may help you meet new friends on holiday! One of the best ways to learn the local language is by playing some games before you go. You'll pick it up very quickly and don't worry about making mistakes or sounding silly, it's all part of the fun! Grab a friend, print out one of the games below and get playing!
So, you're off to Turkey or Cyprus on holiday. This game will help you learn a few Turkish words before you go. Simply cut out the cards and put them picture side down. Now each player takes a turn, turning over two cards, if you find two pictures that match you get to keep them. But wait, did you notice that the words at the bottom are different? One is English and the other is Turkish. Try saying the words out loud. How did that sound?
This may look like an ordinary game of memory but have a close look at the cards. The pictures are the same but the words underneath are different. One is in English and the other is in Spanish. Place all of the cards face down and take turns turning over two cards until you find a matching pair. But before you can keep the cards, you have to try saying it in English and in Spanish!
Would you like to learn a few Greek words before you go on holiday? This Game will help. Have a close look at the cards. Did you notice that there are matching pictures but the words are different? One is English and the other is Greek. Did you notice Greek's use a different alphabet? Don't worry the pronunciation is underneath. Put all of the cards face down, take turns turning over two cards until you find a match. Now try to say it in Greek.