French Loanwords Bingo Cards

Borrowed French Terms Bingo Card

These cards are about Borrowed French Terms. These French words and terms are now commonly used in the English language, e.g. "cul-de-sac" and "a la carte". These include words like a deux, apres-ski, blase, cliche, and en route.

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How To Play French Loanwords Bingo

  1. Print out your free Borrowed French Terms bingo boards, or make custom ones with Bingo Card Creator. Click here to get started.
  2. Give one card to each player.
  3. Call off words randomly, for example by using a call list. You can either just say a word, like "bon voyage", or you can make up a more involved clue involving bon voyage.
  4. When a word is called, each player should find it and mark it.
  5. The first player(s) to clear five words in any direction (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) wins a small prize.

Notes: How long a bingo game lasts depends on what pace you read the clues at and how many players you have. If you read faster, such as for older or more experienced students, or if you have more players, the game tends to end more quickly. In general, I suggest allocating between twenty and thirty minutes to a bingo game. Since they can potentially end as early as the fourth word called, though that is quite rare, I encourage you to keep playing in the event of the game being over earlier than you expected it to be. Almost 90% of bingo games with a 25 word list and 25 players will see their first bingo within 7 to 11 words being called.

Words List For Borrowed French Terms Bingo Cards

a deux a la carte a la mode adieu ambiance
apres-ski au gratin au naturel au pair avant-garde
blase bon appetit bon voyage bourgeois cafe
cliche corsage cul-de-sac deja vu en garde
en route faux pas fiancee gourmet touche

Print a call list.)