Compare and Contrast Hobbies

Compare and contrast different hobbies with this ZOOM-friendly compare and contrast game.


  1. Display the PDF for everyone to see.
  2. Choose one of the cards in the middle to begin the activity.
  3. There are a few ways you could play this as a game:
    • Give students a time limit to come up with as many comparisons as possible using the words on the board. The student or team with the most grammatically correct comparisons at the end wins.
    • Go around the room and have students or teams come up with a comparison of the chosen middle card, then check the box of the word they used – this word cannot be used again this round. Students earn a point each time they make a grammatically correct comparison. Switch the middle card when all the words have been used or students are stumped. Uncheck the boxes and play a new round.
  4. Here are some examples of possible comparisons

board games vs. video games

We play board games more slowly than video games.
You have to think harder when you play a board game than a video game.
More people want to play video games these days rather than board games.
Video games are more complicated than board games.


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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.

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