Vocabulary Review

General Activity Descriptors

Description: The activity is primarily used to review vocabulary that students have already learned.

Top 5 activities
  • Super Mario Christmas Blast A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant. 8
  • Hi, Friends 2! Review Board Game A bright and colorful boardgame that reviews the entirety of the Hi, Friends 2 textbook. 5
  • Christmas Blast Power Point Game This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level. 4
  • Are you From DokoDoko? Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures. 3
  • Class Paparazzi A very basic interviewing game in which students chase each other and ask basic "Are you~?" questions with "I am" answers while sporting tiny printed cameras. 2
Recent activities

Teams receive points based upon their ability to answer questions on a 5-by-5 grid.

Shiritori Circle Battle

Students practice spelling by playing the game "Shiritori" and trying to find a word that can complete a cycle.


Students try to race across the Vocab Bridge to the opponent’s side. This game is also known as "Snake Line" or "Janken Line".

Go Fish

Students walk around playing Janken and asking for target vocabulary cards.

May I / Could you: activity worksheet

2 part worksheet for p28-29 of New Horizon 2.

Who am I? Quiz

A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great."

T & T

"T & T" stands for Tsunami and Typhoon, and it is a great review activity for any level students. The rules are easy and the game is as fun as the teachers and students make it.

Chalkboard Bingo

Students write words in their notebooks hoping to score a bingo.

Vocabulary Wars

This is a vocabulary battle that can be used with any small set of vocabulary. It is great for younger classes, but can work with any grade.


Students aim to think of many words associated with a topic.

Exploding Sentences

Students draw cards from a Mystery Box and practice saying the target word and example sentence.

Sports and Their Verbs

A handy guide to show students why some sports use "play" and others don't. (No more "I play run"!)

Days and Subjects Information Gathering

A mingler activity to practice days of the week and school subjects

Totally Awesome Subjects and Days Game

This uses a 5 x 5 game to practice days and subjects

Portrait (Funny Drawing Activity)

This activity can be used as a practice for "How many ~?" lesson. Students have a good laugh at their final outputs. Activity can be done by pair or small groups.

TV Recommendations

Practice days of the week with a write and race activity.

Cross it Out

A quick activity useful for practicing simple questions and answers. I usually use it for 'What's this?'

Silhouette Quiz

Three variations. One quiz with three hints and random points, a second quiz with just silhouettes and a third quiz with people

Drawing Challenge

A short activity for practicing simple be verb sentences

Fun Fruits

A group based point getting game. It works well as a write and race type activitiy.


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