Call My Bluff
A vocabulary building activity, involving dictionary use. Played in teams and based on the TV programme ‘Call My Bluff’. Teams compete to identify the true definition of a word when given a choice of three definitions, with one being true and two being false.
A great way to get learners to work together. I usually play this with level 1 and level 2 learners, either at the end of a session as an on going activity or as part of a session.
Words I have found beneficial are from L2 questions: narrative, evaluate, analytical, pessimistic and subjective. The learners have learnt the meanings of these words and found them useful when looking at practice questions, as they have understood what the question is about.