Concrete Nouns ESL Games, Activities and Worksheets


Concrete Conundrum

ESL Concrete Nouns Activity - Vocabulary: Identifying, Providing Nouns, Matching, Binary Choice, Gap-fill - Pair Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this free concrete nouns activity, students practice identifying concrete nouns with a partner. First, students read out sets of nouns to their partner who guesses which noun is not concrete and then gives two more concrete nouns on the topic for them to write down. Next, students take it in turns to read out each sentence using the word 'blank' for the missing noun. Their partner listens and finds a pair of nouns shown in the box on their worksheet that matches the sentence and reads them out. When the student hears a pair of nouns that match, they choose which noun is the concrete noun and write it in the sentence. This continues until both students have completed all their sentences. When the students have finished, check the correct answers with the class.
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I Need a Noun

ESL Concrete Nouns Game - Vocabulary: Miming, Guessing - Group Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 30 minutes

In this fun concrete nouns game, students mime and guess missing concrete nouns in sentences. In two teams of two, students take it in turns to pick up a card and read the sentence on the card using the word 'blank' for the missing concrete noun. At the same time, the other team starts timing one minute. The reader then mimes the missing concrete noun in the sentence to their partner who tries to guess the word. If the student successfully guesses the noun within the time frame, the team wins and keeps the card. If not, the other team has one chance to guess the concrete noun and steal the card. The game continues with students taking it in turns to pick up a card, read the sentence, and mime the missing noun for their teammate. The team with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
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Introduction to Concrete Nouns

ESL Concrete Nouns Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Identifying, Gap-fill, Matching - Speaking Activity: Asking and Answering Questions, Guessing - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this productive concrete nouns worksheet, students identify and practice using concrete nouns. First, students look at a set of words and circle the concrete nouns and then use them to complete sentences. Next, students read sentences and underline concrete nouns. Students then move on to complete sentence parts with concrete nouns from a box and then match the sentence halves together. Finally, students think of and write down three concrete nouns. Students then work with a partner and try to guess their partner's concrete nouns by asking yes/no questions.
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