Charades is similar to taboo, but is more suitable for Beginners as they don't need to come up with definitions for the words. Instead, they simply mime the words, so this is particularly suited to practising vocabulary relating to actions. Students take it in turns to select one of the words that you have prepared, and act out the word for the others to guess.
As with taboo, this can be done as a team game, with a point being awarded for each correct guess. You may find it useful to run over all the words quickly before starting the game, which in itself constitutes a useful review, and anticipation of the game should ensure that the learners are attentive. It can also be useful to ensure as students start their turns that they actually know what their word means.