Describe something guessing game is a simple and easy warm-up game for your ESL speaking class that you can use to generate some interest in whatever topic you are studying that class. Make up a handout with pictures of objects or names of famous people (around 20 works well). Choose one and use it your example. Give some hints about that object or person such as, “He’s American,” “He’s black,” “He’s a sport player,” “He plays golf.” By this time, the students will have guessed Tiger Woods. They will then cross Tiger Woods off their list. Turn it over to the students and they will take turns describing the people of object to each other, with their partner guessing who or what it is and crossing it off the list once chosen.
This game works for almost any topic such as animals, food, clothing or people in the class!