This is a PowerPoint game consisting of over 100 slides. It’s great for starting a lesson - played as a whole class vocabulary challenge. Good for plenaries too and as an occasional filler activity for any subject.
The teacher selects the initial category from the first slide without letting pupils see it. The go button on the on screen timer starts the clock, and a word is displayed. Pupils have a minute as the clock ticks to write as many words associated with the on screen word as they can. At the end of the minute, the word disappears, an alarm rings, and a link arrow to the next category appears at the bottom of the screen.
Alternatively, the resource could be used as a speaking activity on the lines of the Radio 4 Quiz show: pupils have one minute to talk (without hesitation, deviation etc) on the topic displayed.
It generates a lot of excitement in the classroom!
Good for adults too!