EFL Vocabulary game – Vocabulary Bingo – Crime and Punishment

This Bingo game will help you and your students to review the vocabulary on crime and punishment. It includes 8 Bingo cards, a master sheet and instructions for teachers.




To practise vocabulary on crime and punishment.

Interaction: Individual work, groups of two or three.

Exercise type: Identifying definitions

Language: B1

Time: 15 – 25 minutes

Materials: One Bingo card for each student, or one Bingo card for two or three students, if they work in pairs or groups.


1. If you want the students to work individually, then give each of them a Bingo card. If students will be working in pairs, each pair receives a Bingo card with words on it. Alternatively, students can also work in groups of three.

2. The teacher has a master sheet with definitions numbered from 1 to 25.

3. Students have a couple of minutes to look at their cards and the words on them.

4. Then the teacher asks one of the groups to name a number from 1 to 25 and the teacher reads aloud a definition corresponding to this number.

5. The students need to find on their Bingo cards the word that corresponds to the definition and cross it out.

6. The next group or next student takes turn at choosing a number from 1 to 25, if they chose the number which has already been called out, they need to pick another number.

7. The game ends when one of the team has crossed off four consecutive words across , down or diagonally.

8. At the end of the game the teacher can ask the winning team to give a definition of the four crossed-off words on their card.

9. The teacher can set a time limit for the game, if no team manages to cross off 4 words in a line within this time limit, then the team that has the most words in line wins.

The game and the instructions in PDF can be downloaded here > Crime and Punishment Bingo


About alinaemma

I am an enthusiastic, creative and highly driven TEFL teacher, who is committed to providing teaching based on cutting-edge research and making learning fun, engaging and natural (which means sweat and stress free). I have an experience teaching face-to-face and flipped/blended learning classes in which I am utilizing the latest technology and Web 2.0 tools. I hold an MA level degree in linguistics and have previously studied in Russia, the USA and Norway. Over the past year I was teaching at Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia, and I was loving every minute of it. Currently, I am teaching in St Petersburg, Russia. I specialize in ESP, blended learning (general English B1 and up), TOEFL and IELTS preparation.

Posted on April 24, 2014, in B1, bingo, Crime and punishment, efl, esl games, Gaming for learning, Grammar, identifying definitions, Teacher's Resources, tefl, vocabulary games and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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