Bingo With Opposites

Bingo With Opposites

This game can be used to review vocabulary such as opposites. But it might be adapted to teach any language point. Some of its advantages are the following:

  1. Students learn through doing.
  2. It brings variety to the English class and contribute to create a low affective filter and enhance motivation.
  3. can be adapted to review any language point


  • Reviewing opposites


Students draw a grid with25 cells.

In Each cell, there should be an adjective studied previously. (The adjectives may be suggested by the teacher.)

The teacher then reads a text or separate sentences containing opposites of the above adjectives while students listen.

When students hear a sentence containing an opposite of the adjectives in their grids, they tick the corresponding cell.

Once they mark off five numbers in a row, they have achieved a bingo and won. The game can then stop there or continue so that other students can achieve a bingo.

Find here more materials:

  • a list of opposites

What are antonyms or opposites?

An antonym is a word which means the opposite of another word. Antonyms are also called opposites. One way of mastering a language involves learning its vocabulary. Synonyms and opposites are helpful in this sense

Examples of opposites

Two opposites of “light” are “dark” and “heavy”.

List of opposites

Here is a list of opposites arranged in alphabetical order.

NOTE: this list of opposites is of course by no means an extensive one. More opposites can be added.

  • opposites quiz

Choose the opposites of the given adjectives.

Adjectives Opposites
1. boring a. 
2. light b. 
3. small c. 
4. loud d. 
5. new e. 
6.poor f. 
7. sad g. 
8.short h. 
9. ugly i. 
10. white j. 
11. fat k. 
12. nice l. 
13. clean m. 
14. hot n. 
15. early o. 
16. difficult p. 
17. stupid q. 
18. cheap r. 
19. sour s. 
20. curly t.

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