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Taboo is a great game that you can play to improve your speaking skills, increase your vocabulary and have fun at the same time whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner.

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Object of the French Taboo Game

Instructions for Beginners

If you are a beginner, you will probably think it is really hard to explain the GUESS WORD without using the TABOO WORDS listed beneath it on the cards.  No worries! Instead, you will actually want to use all of the taboo words to explain the guess word. It will significantly increase your vocabulary and improve your speaking skills. When you are ready you can try to play this game with the traditional rules.

Have a look at this taboo card. You see that the guess word at the top is UN POTAGER – A VEGETABLE GARDEN. You can use all of the words listed below to try and have your partner guess the word you are describing. For example, you might say “C’est un enclos dans un jardin où on plante des légumes comme des radis et de la laitue.”


Instructions for Advanced Level Learners

You have to explain the GUESS WORD to your team members without using the TABOO WORDS. No form or part of any words on the card can be used. Teams take turns, and every turn lasts a minute.

Have another look at the taboo card above. The guess word is UN POTAGER. You can’t use any of the words listed below it when describing it to your partner. For example, you might say “C’est un endroit où on peut cultiver tout ce dont on a besoin pour faire une  bonne salade.”

You can see how easy it is to play Taboo whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced level learner.

Click below for details on all of LLL’s Taboo Speaking Games

Classic French Taboo Game, Version 1
French Taboo Game, Version 1
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French Taboo Game, Version 1
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French Mardi Gras Taboo Game
French PRINTEMPS Taboo Game
LA SAINT PATRICK French Taboo Game
French PÂQUES Taboo Game – Easter
La Maison – French Taboo Speaking Game
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En Ville – French Taboo Speaking Game
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