Age - Young learners
Proficiency level - basic to intermediate
Material - Board and markers of two different colors
Objective - To activate previous knowledge of vocabulary; to practice vocabulary

Divide the class into two groups (boys and girls, or any other criterion). Write a word on the board (let’s choose THINK, for instance) and ask one student from one of the groups to write a word that starts with the last letter of the word you wrote (KEY, or any other). A player from the other group has to write a word that starts with Y, and so on. Words cannot be repeated, and the group that fails to write a word loses.

This game can be played in pairs, with students writing their words on a sheet of paper.

To make it more challenging, you can restrict the words to one category. For instance, if you are teaching the past tense, ask students to write only the past of irregular verbs.

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