Banned Words is similar to the games Taboo ™ or Forbidden Words ™. Students must get their teammates to guess key words by giving a definition without using certainly banned words. Great for improving language and explanation skills, and for ESL pupils. This game works well for starters and plenaries.
This fully editable Banned Words PowerPoint contains terms covering the Networks & the Internet topic. You can also download this resource as part of a pack covering 185 terms and 6 topics (see below).
This electronic version of the game saves printing and laminating cards. The presentation can be shown to a student on the teacher’s computer. When the presentation is run, key terms will be selected in a random order until each one has been used exactly once.
A blank template is included to create your own games based on your chosen topics.
The random-slide function will ensure each slide is selected exactly once. For the random-slide functionality to work you must:
- Enable Macros when opening the presentation
- Click the blue arrows to change slide (not the cursor keys on the keyboard)