10 Things that …

Australian owlThis fun vocabulary activity works wonderfully with small to large groups, from beginners through to advanced students.

It’s a race and a competition, which encourages participation and increases motivation. It can increase participation for the remainder of the class when used as a warm-up.

Beginner classes may like to use a dictionary – it will help expand their vocabulary, especially if you do a follow-up activity and make sentences with the words they found.

Make the 10 things more difficult for higher level classes.

  1. Divide the class into groups of 3-5 students.
  2. Each group can either have one writer, or everyone can write (increases speed and confusion – good for advanced classes).
  3. Students will write 10 Things that … as fast as they can.

10 Things that …

  • are round
  • are yellow
  • can fly
  • live in the sea
  • must be kept cold
  • have feathers
  • are stressful
  • are spectacular
  • are dangerous
  • are imaginary
  • live in the Amazon jungle
  • have an exoskeleton
  • sleep during the day
  • require fuel
  • have an x in their name
  • use the same word for their singular and plural forms