Four Pictures One Word

    Four Pictures One Word

    This week’s game is a simple yet great way to practice English in class while having fun.  This game is suitable for a number of age groups and English levels.

    In ESL Four Pictures One Word, students view four related pictures and they must guess the word that connects them all.

    Activity Time:   10 – 15 minutes +
    Materials required: Powerpoint presentation below.
    Skills practiced: Speaking, listening, writing.
    Level: Pre- intermediate +


    1. Split the class into teams.

    2. Explain the game to the students. Tell them that they are going to see four pictures. The four pictures are connected by one common word. In their groups, they must decide what the word is. To make sure that they understand, try this example:

    ESL Four pictures one word Example

    3. Now begin the game. For each correct answer, each team gets one point. If both teams guess the correct answer, they both get the point. To avoid any problems, ask the teams to write down their answer before they say it.

    Download (PPTX, 1.41MB)

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