Learn vocabulary by explaining the definitions. Careful, you can't use some words, they are forbidden! Christmas Forbidden Words Card Game.
Fun Vocabulay Poster: Christmas Edition.
Who Doesn't Like Christmas?
This is my twist on a traditional advent calendar.
You will need a Christmas stocking, 24 slips of paper and your creativity!
Vocabulary posters: Weather Idioms, Animal Idioms, Personality Adjectives.
Vocabulary activity game. Download the game here: Places: Compound Noun Dominoes Other vocabulary resources: Travel/Holiday Vocabulary Cards Useful Classroom Tip: Vocabulary Revision Business English Vocabulary Card Game | Forbidden Words Media/Entertainment Vocabulary Card Game Based on Taboo.
This activity deals with the everyday problems and issues of young people. Warm-up (10-15m) Put the students in pairs and let them brainstorm the problems and conflicts young people might have. When they are finished, put them into groups of four and let them discuss the problems in more detail. What causes these problems? What advice would … Continue reading ESL Pair Work Activity: Teenager Issues
Excellent speaking activity!
Scaffolding discussions for quiet students
Some of my new classes this term have students who either whisper, speak in L1 or stay completely silent during speaking activities (even at int/upper int level). Part of this reluctance to speak seems to stem from having no knowledge or strong opinions about the topics being discussed, or not having enough time to think about an answer before a more confident student dominates the conversation.
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