Skills: Reading, Writing, Listening.
Target Language: Vocabulary.
Activity Goal: Give students listening practice of newly learnt vocabulary.
Summary: This vocabulary worksheet generator creates either blank or pre-filled bingo grids.
- Distribute bingo grids.
- If you are using blank grids with no word list, students must listen to you speak, and write each word in any of the boxes they wish.
- If you are using blank grids with a word list, students must copy the words from the word list onto the grid in any position they wish.
- If you are using pre-filled grids, the above steps can be skipped.
- You read random words from the word list, while students mark off the box where that word appears.
- The first student to mark off boxes either vertically, horizontally or diagonally from one side of the grid to the other wins.
Notes and Ideas:
- Games are generally shorter with large groups than with small groups.
- To make the game last longer, have a word list with more words than there are boxes.
- You can also extend games by requiring that 2 rows are completed before calling BINGO.
- If the game is taking too long, give students a free turn, where they can mark off any box they wish.
- If students have a common language other than English, you can call the words in that language, so that they must translate the words before being able to check them off.
- Have the winning student list his or her words while you check they are correct.
- Instead of reading words from the list, use them in a sentence and have the student spot the right words and check them off.
- You can use the same grid for multiple games. Simply ask the students to change the colour of their pen between each round.