ESL Sensory Adjectives and Verbs Game - Listening, Speaking and Matching Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 minutes
In this engaging sensory adjective and verb game, students order pictures by listening to descriptions of how the items look, feel, taste and smell. The students are divided into pairs (A and B). Each pair sits back to back. Each student is then given a set of picture cards and a number board. Student A places their picture cards in a random order on the number board. The aim of the game is for Student B to arrange the pictures in the same order as Student A. Student A begins by describing the picture in square one by saying what the item looks like, feels like, smells like or tastes like. Student B listens and finds a matching picture, placing it over square one. The two students do this without revealing their answers. If Student B is unsure, they can ask more questions, e.g. 'What does it look/feel/taste/smell like?' Student A continues describing each picture in turn until Student B's board is complete. Student A then reveals the answer for each numbered square. Student B scores one point for each correct match. When the students have finished, they swap roles and repeat the game. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins.