Pass the bomb

Knowledge required: Specific phrases or vocabulary from the topic being taught.


Equipment required: IWB (


Useful as: starter (if recapping from previous lesson), reinforcement of expressions just taught, plenary.


How to play the game:

  1. Divide your class into two teams.

  2. Click on the start button.

  3. Point at a specific student from Team A and give them an English / TL word.   That student has to translate the word.

  4. Your finger then moves to a student from Team B who gets the next word and so on.

  5. If the bomb explodes whilst your finger is pointing at a student, the opposing team gets a point.

  6. The bomb explodes at different time intervals!   You can decide on the winning total.   First to five points seems to work well.