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Knowledge required: Vocabulary from a topic or topic area
Equipment required: Nothing (but dictionaries and worksheets as appropriate)
Useful as: Vocabulary consolidation or revision activity
How to play the game: I've found this a particularly useful revision activity with GCSE students. Students are divided into teams of four. They are given a GCSE topic area, e.g. school, and they then have to come up with a word in this topic for each letter of the alphabet. A point is given for each correct answer within a given time limit.
The game can be made more complicated by giving more points for more obscure answers, e.g. 5 points if only 1 team suggests the word, 3 points if 2 teams have the word, 1 point if 3 or more teams have the word.
The game can also be played with a dictionary or text books.
Finally, the game can be played more like a crossword puzzle activity where clues are given to each word (see attachment below)
Attachment: Worksheet on food and drink.