Whether you teach large classes or small groups, revising vocabulary in a quick and simple way is always useful, especially when its all done by the students - all you have to do is to give them instructions, circle and monitor.
This is a great activity for groups (16+/adults, intermediate/upper intermediate). It covers various topics: education, jobs, communication. It teaches the students to co-operate, voice their opinion, it fosters creativity and gives the students enough room to make their own decisions and maintain a certain level of independence. It is suitable for groups of 4 or … Continue reading ESL Group Speaking Activity: Language Centre Simulation
Great speaking activity for older students when teaching jobs, or for adult students in Business English classes, or for your one-to-one lessons. These questions are everything but boring and I can guarantee that they will spark interest in your students. The questions are real interview questions compiled from different websites. Enjoy! Download the FREE PDF>>>>>Inspirational … Continue reading 32 Inspirational And Creative Job Interview Questions For ESL/Business English Students.
I do a lot of speaking activities with my older students. We do a lot of simulations, discussions, role plays, games, etc. One of the activities I do is an argumentative debate where they can utilize everything they've learned, and another great thing about this activity is that it combines writing and speaking. It can … Continue reading ESL/EFL Speaking Activity: Role Play Debate
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
I got the idea for this activity after we came across a well-known photograph in our textbook, and I was surprised how many students didn't know it. Sure, young people are overwhelmed with photos all day long, take Instagram for example, but it is usually photos of celebrities, fashion, food, Starbuck cups, you get the idea. … Continue reading Picture Based Speaking Activity For ESL/EFL Classes
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!
I put together picture prompts on different topics which can be used when practising general speaking with your students or preparing them for various certificates and exams. I will later add more resources on different topics. You can download the pdf for free here>>>>Picture Prompts for Speaking
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.