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ESL Password Game

ESL Password Game

Students describe a vocabulary word with one-word clues, similar to the old game show Password. Includes 70 words for Intermediate level.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Warmer

Time:  30 minutes

Preparation

  • Make one copy of the Conversation Cards for the teacher, and cut as indicated.

Procedure

1

Divide students into two groups.

2

Ask students to number each person in the group.

3

Ask student #1 from both groups to go to the front of the room.

4

Show the first word from the Conversation Cards to the two students at the front. The students’ task is to describe the word by giving one-word clues.

5

The first student gives a one-word clue to his or her team. The team has 10 seconds to guess the word. If the team guesses correctly, they get a point. If the team doesn’t guess correctly, play goes to the other team. Student #1 from the other team gives a one-word clue and his or her team has 10 seconds to guess the word.

6

Play continues to alternate until one of the teams guesses the word correctly. The first team to guess the word correctly gets a point.

7

Continue with student #2, and so on, until each student has had a chance to play.

8

The team with the most points is the winner.

Extended Practice

Ask students to write 5 words on a piece of paper. Collect the papers and use these words for the next game.

Printable Worksheets

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Conversation Cards
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Additional Cards Level 2
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Additional Cards Level 3
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Michael

Michael said:

having trouble downloading things. When I click download, there's some activity in the address bar, but no page appears for printing out….anyone had this problem? Mike
Michael

Michael said:

Ok, problem fixed. If I right click download linked file it works, but not as is.
Michael

Michael said:

Good game, but need more sheets! Thank you
Becki

Becki said:

Great suggestion. There are now two more levels in the downloads section. Level 2 has 70 vocabulary cards and Level 3 has 35 vocabulary cards.

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