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ESL Speaking Activity: Conversation Cards

One-Minute Talk is an engaging speaking activity that is great as a warm-up, filler, conversation starter and speaking practice.

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ESL Vocabulary Activity Based on Taboo: Food

Food, glorious food. Guacamole. Caramel pecan pie. Pancakes with maple syrup. This vocabulary activity is mouthwatering.

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ESL Picture Storytelling Activity

Speaking Activity: Picture Stories   Level: Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate Time:  5-15min. Skills: speaking Topic: travel, environment, stories, relationships, art Download: ESL Picture Storytelling This activity is suitable for various levels, because students create their own stories using the vocabulary and grammar they feel comfortable using. At the same time they can show how well they can use a … Continue reading ESL Picture Storytelling Activity

ESL/EFL Vocabulary Activity: Travel Compound Nouns Dominoes

ESL/EFL Vocabulary Activity: Travel Compound Nouns Dominoes

Vocabulary activity: compound nouns. Download the free PDF>>>>Dominoes Travel Compound Nouns   Other vocabulary activities: ESL Game Compound Nouns Dominoes: Town and Countryside Travel/Holiday Vocabulary Cards Useful Classroom Tip: Vocabulary Revision Business English Vocabulary Card Game | Forbidden Words Media/Entertainment Vocabulary Card Game Based on Taboo. Use the code 500OFFBUNDLE and get a 50% discount for our … Continue reading ESL/EFL Vocabulary Activity: Travel Compound Nouns Dominoes

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Our three new resources are now available at our shop. 120 Conversation Starters One-Minute Talk Speaking Activities Word Building Card Game   You can buy the resources separately for €4.99 for a resource or you can save 20% and buy the resources as a bundle for only €11.99. Sounds good? It gets even better. We … Continue reading The Shop Is Online And The Deals Are Great: 50% OFF Our ESL/EFL Resources Bundle.

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If I’ve Told You Once, I’ve Told You a Thousand Times, Resist Hyperbole.

A little activity using funny grammar rules.

SUPERCHARGED INSTRUCTIONS

Great tips on how to turn instructions into language learning activities.

ELT-CATION

Asking your students the question “Is everything clear?” after you have given instructions on what to do is as good as useless. Most students just don’t want or may be too shy to admit that they don’t understand something, or may think they understand it when they actually don’t, or may hope they will understand it once they get down to work.

Apart from being a teaching tool, instructions are also part of language that may be used for learning purposes, i.e. become an object of study.

This post shows how to make sure that your instructions are as clear as possible for your students and turn them into language learning activities (or as Chris Roland calls them, “supercharged instructions“).

You can watch a recording of Chris Roland’s webinar “Talking to teenagers in the English language classroom” here. (Most highly recommended!)

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You Are A Teacher If…

You find humor in other people's stupidity.  You want to slap the next person who says "Must be nice to work 8 to 3:20 and have summers free!

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ESL Communication Activity: Science Role Plays

Communication Activity: Science Role Plays. Download this free PDF worksheet with three role plays discussing controversial opinions on vaccination, cancer treatment and so-called chemtrails.

Christmas Forbidden Words: Vocabulary Card Game

Learn vocabulary by explaining the definitions. Careful, you can't use some words, they are forbidden! Christmas Forbidden Words Card Game.