Teach Family - members in English with
the Picture reveal whole class teaching game

With our Picture reveal 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

Picture reveal is a classic MFL classroom game where a picture is hidden then gradually revealed a piece at a time. Teams or individuals compete by attempting to name the picture before it is completely exposed.Picture reveal is one of 10 FREE whole class games to teach English at iclanguage.com.

Teach English with teach-english-game-picture-reveal at iclanguage.com

In our Picture reveal a picture is revealed a piece at a time, with a point being deducted from the score each time - when a team can name or describe it in the target language, the picture is revealed to check their guess. If the class decides the language is acceptable, the team can award themselves the points remaining. Scoring the points is manual. The language (speech and text) for a picture is available by clicking on the question mark once the picture is fully revealed.

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How to use Picture reveal to teach English

Picture reveal game to teach english

  1. Reveal parts of the picture by clicking on the right hand 'Reveal one' button or by clicking the numbered puzzle pieces directly.
  2. If you think you can say what the picture is, click on the left hand 'Reveal all' button.
  3. If you named the picture correctly, score your points by clicking on your team's score button.
  4. Click on the 'Next picture' button to go to the next picture in the topic.


The more pieces of a picture that are revealed, the fewer the points that will be scored for that picture.
Teams can take it in turns to play on the same picture, or teams can play a picture per team, revealing pieces until they can guess the identity of that picture.
After 10 or 20 pictures respectively, the pictures will come up in the same order again.
It is possible to change the order of the pictures by restarting the game.


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.

Number of pieces
Select from 25, 36, 49 or 100 puzzle pieces covering the picture.

In Picture reveal scores are computed by Teach Online but added manually. The score is shown above the picture, and is reduced by one each time another piece of the picture is revealed. Scoring is only possible when the image is fully revealed.

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