Memory Match Up – Clothing

Students use their memory to find the clothing vocabulary that they’ve just Practised. Great for kids and beginners!

What You Need

9 DimmiDeck cards – The Farmer, The Artist, The Student, The Teacher ♂, The Secretary, The Waiter
1-4 students

Suggested Lesson Plan

(This activity is the Production phase of a PPP lesson plan. A suggested Presentation and Practise phase can be found here)

  1. Now that your students have been Presented the vocabulary and Practised it in the match up activity, they need a freer opportunity to Produce it.
  2. Deal the 12 Character Cards at random face down on the table. Place the vocabulary flashcards you made in a neat pile next to them.
  3. Students take it in turns to turn over one of the vocabulary cards.
  4. Have them read the vocabulary aloud.
  5. If they find the word on the card, they keep the card and get one point. If not, students should remember the card’s position and turn it back over.
  6. The next student chooses a new vocabulary card and repeats.
  7. Repeat until all the cards are gone. 
  8. Adapt the activity based on the level of the students and the target language. For example, rather than simply read the word they can practise question forms. Does he have a belt? No he doesn’t. Does she have a hat? Yes she does! Alternatively you can use the form ‘is he wearing a belt?’


This activity is also great for any of the 9 vocabulary sets in DimmiDeck such as ‘jobs’ or ‘common verbs’. With the full DimmiDeck, we recommend considering a different kind of matchup game where students must find two cards with a specific topic. For examples ‘two people wearing glasses’. This also opens up plural verbs forms and possessives.


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