Don't Spell a word
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ESL Activity: Dont't Spell a Word!
How to play: Students take turns saying a letter, without spelling a word. eg S1 "B" S2 "A" S3 "T". S3 losses because by adding "T" to the list of letters, they spelt the word "bat". However the students must add letters so that a word can actually be formed by adding more letters. This avoids having a string of letters such as BSTE etc. If a student believes that another student (or team) has added a letter that doesn't work, they can challenge. If the student who added the letter can't produce a word using the letters, they lose.
1) Make it a team game.
2) Change it to the first team to spell a word wins. The word has to be at least X letters in length.