Sculpting words

incl. materials
oral, written
30 min.


The learner can use learned vocabulary.




Repeat the vocabulary of a treated topic in a previous session: What words do you remember and can you explain them? It stimulates the consolidation of the words and learners who were absent, will be able to participate in the exercise.


  • Divide the group into teams of 3 or 4 people.
  • Let each team choose a word you have just repeated.
  • Give them time to ‘sculpt’ (mime) the word in team. It is important every learner participates in the sculpting.
  • Every team sculpts the chosen word for the other teams.
  • Let the other teams guess the word. The team who does, gets a point.
  • Write the word on the blackboard.

Tips for the instructor

  • Beginners Let the learners make sentences with the words.
  • Advanced Let the learners make a story with the words.