Name the Group – ESL Speaking Game

Good ESL speaking activities ask English students to speak, listen and think. This simple game does all of that.

This pair work speaking game works like this. Students work in pairs. One partner reads a list of words. The other partner listens. Then thinks. Then says how these words are connected.

Here is an example.

pizza   bread   cake   muffin

Well, there are many possible answers. They are kinds of food made from wheat. They fattening foods. They are tasty foods. Any answer is okay … it just has to be logical.

Word Game Worksheet

This is a copy and cut worksheet. Each student gets 5-10 questions. Download the worksheet here: name-the-group-eslwriting.org.

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