ESL Vocabulary Game - Place and Buildings

Places In Town Game | ESL Activity

This fun places in town game is a ‘Hidden Picture’ style activity to teach English vocabulary to do with buildings and places in town. This is a great activity to use to introduce or review vocabulary with beginner students. It can be used in lessons teaching expressions which include buildings and places, such as ‘Where is the bank?’ , ‘It’s next to the library.’, etc.

There are 10 pictures of places in town hidden behind colored shapes. As the shapes slowly disappear, students must try to guess what building/place it is. This activity is absolutely FREE. Simply show this video in class from this page or from YouTube.

Places In Town Game

How To Play

To play this places in town activity, simply play the video and ask students to guess what building or place is in the picture. There are 10 pictures of different buildings or places you typically find in a town/city. All the pictures are hidden behind color shapes and the shapes will slowly disappear. Students must try to guess what the building/place is before the image is revealed. Vocabulary includes supermarket, bakery, bookstore, airport, train station, hospital, theater, park, museum, and restaurant.

Related Resources

For more lesson materials for teaching about places in town, check out these related resources:
Places In Town Flashcards
Places In Town PowerPoint
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