This is a quick no-prep activity that can be used as an ice breaker or a regular activity. Students usually like to talk about themselves and maybe boast a little so this activity is quite popular. At the beginning of the lesson, ask them to pull out their mobile phones and tell them to browse … Continue reading No-prep Speaking Activity: Warmer And Filler For ESL Classes
This activity is for a group of four students, B1-B2 level, 15+ age. I find it's best to use this activity after teaching crime vocabulary, and after teaching some basic concepts of peer pressure, argumentation, and manipulation. What I like about this activity is that the character cards don't tell the students what decisions they … Continue reading Will Your Students Steal A Car?: ESL/EFL Simulation Activity
My students love creative activities, especially the younger kids and teenagers are always thrilled when we play a game or do some acting. I did this activity with students from 14 to 19 years. It was always a success. The best thing is, there is almost no prep and you can do it the whole … Continue reading Group Activity For ESL/EFL Classes: Famous Stories With A Twist!
Are you tired of marking vocabulary and grammar tests? Do you want to revise vocabulary and chunks of grammar quickly? Do you want to engage your students? Do you want to have data about your student's performance in neat Excel sheets readily available for you? Do you want to play a game as a warm-up … Continue reading Play and Learn! Kahoot: A Free Learning Platform.
Who doesn't like jelly beans? Most kids love them. Why not use that love for them in your classroom? I'm sure most of you know the naughty version of Jelly Beans- Bean Boozled. It is a game which features a spin wheel and 14 different flavours of the jelly beans. 7 of the flavours are … Continue reading Bean Boozled in ESL Classroom: A Funny Way to Warm Up, Engage And Motivate Your Students.
I want to share with you a fun activity which I found on the website of the Merriam-Webster dictionary. It is called Name That Thing, and that is exactly what you do. They show you a picture of an everyday object or a part of it and you have to choose the correct word. Sometimes, the … Continue reading Online Vocabulary Activity With Pictures.
Forbidden Words is a game card activity based on Taboo. The aim of the game is to explain given words, but without those words that you would most likely use because those are taboo – that means, you can’t use them. The simplicity of this game allows for endless variations and you can use it to teach … Continue reading Business English Vocabulary Card Game | Forbidden Words
My younger students are very competitive and playful, and I love that about them. It is great to see that they are engaged and immersed in the activity, that they are having fun; and that they don't even realise they are learning. I am always in need of new resources, games, flash cards, you name … Continue reading Make Game Quizzes For ESL Lessons