ESL Games: Don't Say the Words!

This game, similar to Taboo, is a lot of fun and can be adapted for all levels.

More great games like this in our ESL games book: The Great ESL Games Compendium!

Directions: Print and cut out the cards below. Have a student choose a card. The object is to get his/her classmates to say the boldface word at the top, but he/she cannot say the other words on the cards. In order to do this, students have to be creative with their English vocabulary and speaking abilities. You'll be surprised with what they're able to come up with!

 

click here to download the Card Set below as a .doc file (FREE)

 

ESL "Don't Say the Words!" Card Set 3  (Intermediate)        Stickyball.net

Helmet

head

motorcycle

scooter

Mop

water

floor

sweep

Towel

shower

dry

body

Honey

bee

sweet

tea

Girlfriend

girl

boy(friend)

love

College

university

school

high school

Rose

red

flower

love

Valentine’s Day

Ghost

dead

person

scared

Cockroach

insect

bug

disgusting

Battery

phone

power

electric

Monitor

computer

screen

TV

Forehead

head

eye

hair

Itch

mosquito

scratch

Evening

night

afternoon

morning

sun

Death

life

live

die

dead

 

Beautiful

pretty

handsome

girl

woman

Mountain

high

hiking

camping

Survive

live

die

disaster

Jazz

music

horn

 

Navy

water

army

boat

Magazine

read

month

book

 

Cure

doctor

sick

disease

DVD

movie

VCD

theater

Stomach

food

hurt

Tongue

mouth

talk

snake

Suitcase

travel

pack

clothes

Jewelry

ear

ring

necklace

bracelet

Question

answer

class

what

Restaurant

place

eat

food

Crazy

silly

strange

weird

Poor

rich

wealthy

money

Peek

steal

look

see

Yawn

tired

sleep

mouth

ahhhh!

Honest

lie

truth

tell

Violin

instrument

chin

music

 

 

 

 

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