House and Home Comparison Activity

The title says it all! Students get to compare different elements that can be found in a house with adverbs, verbs, nouns, and adjectives.

If your students are working through a house and home chapter or need some practice with comparing things using adjectives, adverbs, verbs and nouns, this House and Home Comparison Activity ought to do the trick. It’s also ZOOM friendly!

How to use this activity

This activity plays exactly as it looks.

Students can play in pairs, groups, or as a class.

Let students compare and contrast the elements on the cards in the middle with the constraint cards scattered around them. Let them come up with as many answers as they can within a given time limit or go in turns, with each student using one of the constraint cards. Once used, the constraint cannot be used again.


For example:

apartment / house -> It is easier to laugh loudly in a house than in an apartment (because you know you won’t bother your neighbours). / You can invite more friends in a house than in an apartment (because there is more space in a house).



If you are talking about the house or home in your ESL classroom, this activity is a good start. Whether you use it as a warm-upa time-killeror an end-of-lesson activity to introduce the next class, it’s also a good alternative to the usual exercises to review comparatives.

And just like our other Jukeboxes, it can be used online and offline for groups or one-on-one lessons!


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Nicolas Bragard

Nicolas Bragard

As a teacher of ESL and French as a foreign language for several years, I have had the opportunity to work in several countries and with a wide variety of students. Now my job got even better: I get to help make your lessons all pretty and fun! Rather cool, I'd say.

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