- The students work in pairs.
- Each member of a pair is given a picture, which the other member cannot see because of a barrier such as a low cardboard screen on a desktop which is put between the two students.
- The partners then talk to each other to determine differences and similarities between the two pictures.
These games allow students to practise vocabulary especially vocab related to a new topic.
Using a crossword as a barrier exercise
Adapt a crossword so that each student has some of the answers and some of the clues and each student must find the missing clues/answers by asking their partner.