Senses vocabulary list dictation

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Game for vocabulary related to sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste

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Grammar Topic: Vocabulary
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Published: 17th Jul 2022

Senses vocabulary list dictation

Game for vocabulary related to sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste

Listen to some words related to one of your five senses and guess which sense all the words are related to when you think you know, by shouting out one of:

  • sight
  • sound
  • taste
  • smell
  • touch

You will get one point if you are the first person to guess correctly, but lose one point if your guess is wrong. The game will then start again with a fresh list. Some of the words could relate to more than one sense, in which case you can either take a chance and guess or wait until you are sure. You must guess the sense that your partner or teacher intended, even when other senses could also be correct.

Ask about any words below which you don’t understand, think could be in another column, etc.

If you haven’t yet, play the same game in groups.

Brainstorm suitable words related to each of the five senses. You get one point for anything on these lists, and five points for anything not on these lists that is also suitable (including any which can go in more columns than they are in below).

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Vocabulary to dictate and guess the sense for

at

barely

blurred

closely

cute/ pretty

dangerous

dazzling

dim

from close

from far away

gaze

glance

glare

glimpse

harmless

in the dark

in the distance

Instagrammable

inviting

longingly

look (like)

make out

matt

observe

odd

out of focus

peek

peep

picturesque

quaint

reflect(ion)

ridiculous

(can) see

shine/ shiny

silly

spectator

squint

stare

stylish

through

ugly/ hideous

(in)visible

attentively

(in)audible

avidly

bass (heavy)

carefully

clearly

comprehension

deep

echo

electronic

for gist

funky

harmonic

harsh

haunting

(can) hear

high pitched

in silence

indistinctly

intently

low pitched

melodic

muffled

noise

noisy

out of tune

over the noise

patiently

podcast

quiet(ly)

a racket

rumour

soft

soothing

sound

sound like

squeaky

strain to

strange

sympathetically

to

weird

blunt

boiling

brush against

bumpy

coarse

cold

comforting

cool

cosy

crisp

crunchy

damp

dry

(can) feel

feel like

fluffy

freezing

greasy

hard

hot

itchy

jagged

lumpy

moist

numb

oily

on the skin

rough

rub

sharp

silky

slimy

smooth

soft

soggy

sticky

sting/ stingy

stroke

ticklish

texture

touch

velvety

warm

alcoholic

artificial

bitter

bland

delicious

disgusting

exotic

fishy

flavour

fruity

funny

junky

revolting

rich

salty

sample

sickly

sour

spicy/ hot

strange

sweet

(can) taste

taste like

tasteless

the difference

try

weird

yucky

yummy

 

aroma

aromatic

awful

bouquet

disgusting

evocative

fishy

fresh

fruity

funny

lovely

musty

off

out of date

overwhelming

pong

pungent

putrid

rank

reek

revolting

rotten

(can) smell

smell like

smell of

sniff

stink

strange

terrible

weird

yucky

yummy

 

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Brainstorming stage

Write as many suitable words as you can related to each sense in the columns below.

sight

sound

touch

taste

smell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Compare with the list above. Many other answers are possible, so please check if you wrote something different.

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