Collective Nouns - ESL Worksheets, Games and Activites

Collective Nouns Bingo

ESL Collective Nouns Worksheet and Game - Reading, Writing and Listening Activity - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 30 minutes

In this fun collective nouns activity, students complete a worksheet to practice collective nouns and then use the nouns in a game of bingo. Give each student a copy of the worksheet. Students begin by matching words to one of six collective nouns, writing the words in a corresponding box. In the next exercise, students complete a set of phrases with collective nouns. After the students have completed the worksheet, they practice the collective nouns by playing a game or games of bingo. Give each group of five a set of four bingo cards and a set of caller cards. One student takes on the role of the bingo caller and takes the caller cards, shuffles them and places them face down in a pile. The other students take a bingo card each. The bingo caller picks up the top card from the pile and reads out the collective noun to the group, without showing anyone the card, e.g. flock. If the collective noun corresponds to a word on a student's bingo card, the student writes the collective noun in the space (e.g. a flock of birds) and crosses out the square. The first student to cross off all 12 squares shouts 'Bingo'. That student then reads the phrases on their bingo card to the group for confirmation. If the answers are correct, the student wins the game. If not, play continues. Students can play several rounds if need be, giving other students the chance to be the bingo caller.
 

Collective Nouns Worksheet

ESL Collective Nouns Worksheet - Reading and Writing Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

In this collective nouns worksheet, students practice identifying and using 30 common collective nouns. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. Students start by circling collective nouns in a set of sentences. Students then circle collective nouns and match sentence halves together. Next, students do a gap-fill exercise where they complete sentences with collective nouns from a box. Students then move on to write down the eight most difficult collective nouns from Exercises A to C. In the last exercise, students write sentences using the eight collective nouns to practice them. Afterwards, review the students' sentences and provide feedback.
 
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Collective Nouns Interactive Worksheet

ESL Collective Nouns Interactive Worksheet - Online Reading and Writing Exercises - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

This is an interactive PDF version of the above worksheet for English teachers working online. In the interactive worksheet, students complete a variety of online exercises to practice identifying and using common collective nouns.
 
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