Taboo is a fun and interesting game for ESL learners who want to practice speaking skill and enrich their vocabulary. Players of two teams try to explain guess words to their team-mates without using taboo words or gestures.
An even number of players from four to ten sit alternating around in a circle. Players take turns as the "giver" who attempts to prompt his or her teammates to guess as many keywords as possible in the allotted time. However, each card also has "taboo words" listed which may not be spoken.