Adopted Latin Terms Bingo Cards

Borrowed Latin Terms Bingo Card

These cards are about Borrowed Latin Terms. These Latin words and terms are now commonly used in the English language, e.g. "et cetera" and "per diem". These include words like a cappella, ante bellum, et cetera, magna carta, and post mortem.

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How To Play Adopted Latin Terms Bingo

  1. Print out your free Borrowed Latin 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 "homo sapiens", or you can make up a more involved clue involving homo sapiens.
  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 Latin Terms Bingo Cards

a cappella a priori ad hoc alma mater alter ego
ante bellum bona fide carpe diem cum laude de facto
et cetera ex post facto homo sapiens in vitro ipso facto
magna carta magna cum laude mea culpa per capita per diem
post mortem pro bono quid pro quo status quo vice versa


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