Simple But Great Bingo

Students listen to a story and write down words they recognize in bingo squares.

Archived from Englipedia.
Originally submitted by Charlotte Steggall on Dec 22, 2010.


  • A short story (not included)


  • Tell students they will be listening to a passage and give them a very brief outline of what it will be about, for example "You will soon listen to a boy called John about soccer."
  • Ask the students to guess nine words that will come up in the passage. For example, students might write down: ball, David Beckham, goal, dream, field, etc. Get them to write the nine words in a bingo style grid.
  • Read the story and if the students hear one of their words being said, they get to cross it off their bingo card.
  • The first student to bingo wins.


  • This could be used for JHS (I haven't tried yet) but I think it's perfect for HS level.
  • The grid can be made bigger if you want the game to go on for longer.
  • Any bingo variatons (for example, all standing up and when they get their first word they can sit down) can be used for extra fun!

Total 0

Estimated time: 5-10 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

June 20, 2019


Sign in or register an account to leave a comment.