TEFL Games: Answer Smash!

I used this game at the end of class last week. It was just for fun, although I guess you could tweak it to cover certain vocabulary. It involves quick thinking from the students, a bit of randomness and lots of laughing.

The inspiration? Richard Osman’s House of Games (© BBC). I love this show – if you haven’t watched an episode then I thoroughly recommend it!

The final round is always ‘Answer Smash’. You get given two clues, for example:

Clue one: what’s this?

Clue two: a famous university in England…


The spellings crossover a bit. The aim of the game is to guess both clues and smash them together to make a word!


I didn’t use any images during my game as I prepared my clues about 10 minutes before class (B1 level). That meant all my clues were good listening practice and involved quick vocabulary recall. I admit they were random(!) but that was part of the fun! Here are some example answers I used:

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