This ESL group work speaking activity is for intermediate and upper intermediate students. Students plan and present a volunteer holiday.
This lesson is based on a TED talk by Sandrine Thuret. In her talk she is asking two questions: How can we help our healthy brains create new nerve cells throughout our lives, through diet and behaviour changes? How can we study the effects of diseases such as depression and Alzheimer's on our brains' ability … Continue reading TEDtalk Video ESL Lesson Plan: How To Grow New Brain Cells.
A little activity using funny grammar rules.
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
My students loved this speaking activity. It is fun, it is competitive and it kept the students engaged for a loooong time. It is easy to use, just print the worksheet and you are ready to go. Download the FREE PDF Worksheet>>>>>>Business Plan Worksheet Try also some other activities and worksheets: ESL Role Play Worksheet: … Continue reading ESL Speaking Activity Worksheet: Business Plan
As I mentioned in one of my previous posts 3 Board Games You Can Use In The Classroom, I love using games with my students and Taboo style cards are one of my favourite ways of revising vocabulary. The last downloadable pdf worksheet covered Travel&Holidays for Intermediate and Upper Intermediate students. This time I needed some media … Continue reading Media/Entertainment Vocabulary Card Game Based on Taboo.
Not everyone can cook, but we all love food. It is a perfect conversation topic and even the shy students usually come out of their shells (seafood pun) when you ask them about their favourite food. Food is everywhere now, popular TV shows made home cooking fashionable, food blogs with amazing photos will make you drool, … Continue reading At The Restaurant: ESL Pair Work and Role Play Lesson.
There is no such thing as enough role play activities and worksheets! I've recently gone over Travel vocabulary with my Intermediate and Upper Intermediate students and I love doing these speaking activities at the end of the lesson. In my previous article, I included my own version of the Taboo card game on the topic of Travel/Holidays. The role play … Continue reading ESL Role Play Worksheet: Travel/Holidays
I love playing games. My students love playing games. You can learn a lot by playing games and it is so much fun. It is a total win-win and what is best, it doesn't require any preparation. You just grab the game and off you go, revising vocabulary, improving communication skills, fostering team spirit and … Continue reading 3 Board Games You Can Use In The Classroom.