Guess the Word

Guess the Word

Guess the Word is a fun vocabulary game for young learners and young teens with a level of A2 (Basic user) on the CEFR.

In this game students read a definition of a word and have to guess what the word is using the letters that appear. This game is a great way to practice reading, spelling and review vocabulary all at the same time. You can also use this activity to prepare Cambridge Flyer level students for the Flyers exam as a similar task appears in the exam though this game is a great game for any group with an A2 or below level.

There are a total 11 categories of vocabulary covering the most common language studied at this level. Can your students guess all the words?


How to Play Guess the Word

    1. Project the game on the whiteboard.
    2. In teams or individually students have to read the definition and guess what the word is. If they don’t know the word they can buy hints which reveals some of the letters of the word.

  1. The team that guesses the most words wins!

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