Type of activity: Speaking. Pair work and group work.
Aim: to practice speaking, to improve fluency, to boost your students' confidence so that they can overcome their fear of not speaking correctly.
Task: describe and guess words
Preparation: a shopping list for each of your students (included), small pieces of paper, pens
It's a creative and exciting exercise which really helps boost students' confidence when they realize that they can describe ridiculously difficult things too in English and they will be understood. :)