Teach Family - members in English FREE
with the game Guess my number

With our Guess my number game for "Family - members" you will be teaching the English vocabulary for the topic Family - members. The language you will teach is in the vocabulary list below, and consists of 10 .

9female cousinfemale cousin
10male cousinmale cousin

Guess my number is a classic classroom game wherby one person thinks of a number within a given range and the rest of the class must guess it.

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In our Guess my number game each cell is occupied by a picture from a selected topic. Teams take it in turns to specify a picture then name or describe it in the target language. If the class decides the language is acceptable, the team can click on the picture.

If the picture hides the secret number, the game is won. Scoring is manual and can be awarded whether the number is guessed correctly or not. The language (speech and text) for a picture is available by clicking on the question mark.

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How to use Guess my number to teach English

Guess my number game to teach english

  1. One person types in a number between 1 and 20.
  2. Teams guess by choosing a number and naming the picture in that cell.
  3. Clicking on the cell shows if the guess is right or not.
  4. If the team guessed the number correctly, a point is scored by clicking on that team's score button.


Each time the game is played, the topic pictures are distributed randomly and so the order of the pictures will be different on each occasion.


To change the topic click the 'Change topic' button.

Select the number of pictures you would like to show.
You can choose to show all the pictures in a topic or to show / teach only the first 5 / 10 initially and the second 5 / 10 at a later stage.

Select whether to use on-screen help buttons while playing Guess my number.
Four options are available:

  • No help switches off the help button: it does not appear on the game page.
  • Text only will show the English label for the topic selected when clicked.
  • Speech only will play the English talk file for the selected topic when clicked.
  • Text and speech will both show the English text and play the speech file.

The help buttons appear on the game page as a question mark in the corner of each picture.

Guess my number can be played with up to 6 teams, or with the option of no scoring.

In this game scores are added manually. Award one point for each correctly guessed number / named picture by clicking on the appropriate team colour square. There are no minus points in this game.

Additional Note
In Guess my number, winning is signalled by the appearance of your selected character dancing to music.
Click on that character to switch the music off / on.

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