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Aim: To match pictures to words
Click on a picture that you know the words for. Click on the matching words. If you are right the picture and writing disappear. If you are wrong you get a wrong sound, and can try again.
Health problems

PELMANISM game to learn
Health problems in French

Match pictures to texts to reveal the big picture underneath...classic patience game

With our Pelmanism game for "Health problems" you will be learning the French vocabulary for the topic Health problems. The language you will learn is in the vocabulary list below, and consists of 20 Sentences for minor illnesses and injuries.

1J’ai mal à la tête.I have a headache.
2J’ai mal aux dents.I have toothache.
3J’ai beaucoup de fièvre.I have a high temperature.
4J’ai mal à la gorge.I have a sore throat.
5J’ai un rhume.I have a cold.
6Je tousse.I have a cough.
7Je vomis.I am vomiting.
8J’ai mal au dos.I have backache.
9J’ai mal au ventre.I have an upset stomach.
10J’ai un bobo.I have a cut.
11J’ai le bras cassé.I have a broken arm.
12J’ai la jambe cassée.I have a broken leg.
13J’ai une maladie de peau.I have a skin complaint.
14Je suis asthmatique.I am asthmatic.
15J’ai une cheville enflée.I have a swollen ankle.
16Je me suis brûlé.I have a burn.
17J’ai la malaria.I have malaria.
18J’ai le nez cassé.I have a broken nose.
19Je saigne.I am bleeding.
20Je fume.I smoke.

About our French Pelmanism game

The standard pelmanism game that you play with cards relies on remembering where certain cards are located without being able to see their faces. This interactive version is a little different in that you can see all the "cards" from the start. The aim then is to match each picture to it's corresponding French vocabulary item.


  1. This version of pelmanism is a one player game to learn or revise French vocabulary.
  2. Our pelmanism for French is a timed game - play a few times and set a personal best time!
  3. You can switch the French audio on or off throughout the game using the telephone button.
  4. You see all the pictures on the screen from the start.

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How to play Pelmanism to learn
Health problems in French

Play Pelmanism game to learn French

  1. Select the Pelmanism game from the games selection page.
  2. On the settings page there are brief instructions on how to play.
  3. Click on PLAY to start the game.
  4. The game is timed and the clock starts when you enter the play screen.
  5. The French audio is switched off but you can switch it on by clicking the brown telephone button. The audio will play when you roll-over any text.
  6. Select a picture by clicking on it.
  7. Now click on the French text that matches the picture you have selected.
  8. Correct matches remove both the picture and the text revealing parts of a large picture beneath.
  9. Continue matching pictures to vocabulary until you have cleared all the cells and revealed the big picture.
  10. Upon completion, you can choose an option from the green sign.

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