This is a brilliant vocabulary game for intermediate level students. The original idea came from a German TV show.


  • Divided the class into groups of 5 people. Any people left over can be used to time, open and close door, and write the scores on board.
  • Out of the group of 5, 4 are sent out of the classroom. The remaining player is player 1.
  • Player 1 is given a word, for example: trousers. Player 2 is called into the room and player 1 must describe "trousers" to player 2. For example:
    • "You wear these on your legs."
  • When player 2 has guessed the word, he / she must describe it to player 3, but using a different description, e.g.: "Yours are black." And so on until the whole team know the word.
    • Possible other descriptions: "These are an item of clothing, like shorts but longer, men wear these instead of a skirt"
  • Each group is given 1 1/2 minutes for the whole group to have found out the answer
  • The maximum number of points per group in 4.

The pupils / students will love this game and will play for hours and hours!!

By Stacy Bennett

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