Teach Family - members in English with
the Pick a number whole class teaching game

With our Pick a 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

Pick a number is a simple but effective online game for teaching English. A topic is selected and a grid of numbers is shown. Teams take it in turns to reveal a picture behind a number and name or describe the picture in the target language for points.Pick a number is one of 10 FREE whole class games to teach English at iclanguage.com.

Teach English with teach-english-game-pick-a-number at iclanguage.com

Pick a number starts with a grid of numbers (5, 10 or 20 depending on settings selected). Teams take it in turns to click on a number - a picture is revealed from the selected topic - the team must name or describe the picture in the target language to win that cell. If the class decides the language was acceptable, the team can score a point. The language (speech and text) for a picture is available by clicking on the question mark once a picture is revealed.

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How to use Pick a number to teach English

Pick a number game to teach english

  1. Click a number on the grid to reveal the picture beneath.
  2. If you can name / describe the picture, score a point by clicking on your team's score button.
  3. If you can't name the picture, click on it again to hide it.


If a picture is revealed by clicking on a number, then hidden again, the picture remains the same underneath. Each time Pick a number is played, the topic pictures are distributed randomly beneath the numbers and so the order of the pictures will be different on each occasion.


Select the topic you would like to use by clicking 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 the game.
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.

In Pick a number scores are added manually. Award one point for each correctly named picture by clicking on the appropriate team colour square.

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