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Describing Food Domino Game

by | Feb 21, 2022

Type : Activity
Topic : Food & Drink


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Use this describing food domino game as a complement to our describing foods lesson plan or as something to complete your own lesson plan.

Offline version

This activity functions as a basic domino game you can play with your A2 students, or some ambitions A1’s, to practice describing food.

  1. Cut out the dominos and shuffle them in a pile.
  2. Give your students each 4-5 dominoes.
  3. Students take turns matching the illustrations with relevant words describing food.
    • Please note, there are many overlapping pairs, which makes the game much more playable.
    • You can play the easy version (students need only associate one of the adjectives with the illustration) or the harder version (they must associate both adjectives with the illustration).
    • If there is any doubt, have the class decide if the student has made a legal move!
  4. A student can play only one domino at a time.
  5. If a student is blocked, they end their turn by drawing a domino from the pile.
  6. The first student to get rid of all their dominos wins.

Online version

It’s truly a pity we don’t have an online domino game engine that would be easy to program…

This game plays like Taboo.

  1. Students must describe a food without using any of the words in the box connected to it.
  2. If someone successfully names the food, then both earn a point.
  3. Check the box so that it cannot be used again.



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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.


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