Inside Out Upper Intermediate Pictionary

Choose one of the boxes below and try to sketch it until your partner guesses which one it is, without speaking. You can’t write words, but you can write numbers if you need to

hand-held camera circulation mainstream newsstand
(supermarket) checkout straw hat washing powder strip off
laundrette massive haunting majority
heart-throb queue apprehensive dizzy
bunk bed swell up/ swollen stitches latrine
skeleton mind-blowing over the moon lifejacket
low marks (learn) by heart nun moustache
pinch thigh ceiling fan faint
snail mail put your foot in it a shoulder to cry on bouquet
couch potato anchor semi-detached house terraced house
bungalow lungs waterfall unfold
penthouse detached house sunny side up flood
tearful fizzy drink harbour tram
brainwash cuddle trainers pocket money
hypnosis false teeth bubbly a toast
hitchhike suck your thumb overdraft three quarters of a million pounds
splash a pile ashtray bucket

Play the same game, but without your partner being able to see the list of words.

 

What expressions can you use to show your certainty and uncertainty about what the pictures represent?

Mark the expressions below with S (sure), U (uncertain), ISN’T (sure it isn’t), or DK (really don’t know)

There’s a slight chance that it is…

It could well be…

I’m almost certain that it is…

It could be…, but it could just as well be…

I have no doubt that it is…/ It is, without a (slither of a) doubt,…

There’s a fifty-fifty chance that it is…

It (absolutely) must be….

It may be…

It is possibly…

(This is just a guess but/ There are many possibilities, but) it could be…

It might be…

There’s a (slight) chance that it could be…

If I had to guess, I’d say that it was…

This is just a guess, but it could be…

There’s no doubt about it, it’s…

At a stretch, it could be…

Don’t quote me on this, but it could be…

I’d rule out…

It’s a toss up between … and …

I really have no idea what it could be/ I’m stumped/ I don’t have a clue what that could be/ Beats me!/ My mind is blank/ I’m drawing a blank/ Doesn’t bring anything to mind, I’m afraid/ That means nothing to me/ I haven’t got the faintest/ I haven’t got the foggiest (notion)/ This one is beyond me

Look back at the pictures you all drew. Using the expressions above, talk about what other things the pictures could represent.

Draw things in the classroom one line at a time and see if your partners can make possible sentences about it.

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PDF version for easy saving and printing: Inside Out Upper pictionary

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