This is an activity I like to use in the next lesson after introducing new vocabulary and definitions. To play, divide students into groups of 4-5 and give each group at least one Whiteboard marker. If you are not using the whiteboard, also give each group one piece of A3 or butcher paper. With some classes, I always use paper, or everyone will wait for everyone else to write their answers on the board. Kids. 🙂
I give students a time limit of 2-3 minutes to list all of the vocabulary words they can remember from the previous lesson. To create a sense of urgency and excitement, I play the Mission: Impossible music for the last 30 seconds or so. With higher-level classes, have students add a synonym, antonym, or brief definition. The group with the most correct words wins.