Stop The Bus is a simple and fun vocabulary game for any level or age group. This game will quickly become one of those regularly requested games in class.
Activity Time: 5 – 10 mins +
Materials required: A piece of paper for each team to write on.
Skills practiced: Vocabulary revision, brainstorming and quick thinking.
Level: All levels (Young learners, teens and adults)
1. Put the class into pairs.
2. Get each group to choose a category. Some examples that could be used are:
fruit, animals, cities, countries, famous people, brands, clothing, phrasal verbs, verbs, etc.
I always suggest a topic that practices some target vocabulary. If it’s a difficult topic, you could award points to any team who gets a word etc.
3. Write each category on the board. After you have done this, you choose a letter from the alphabet. For example, B.
The teams must then write, as quickly as possible, a word from the category that starts with the letter B on their piece of paper.
For example, imagine the letter is C. The students have chosen the following categories:
- Phrasal Verb