Month: October 2012

    Trick or Treat

    Halloween is a great, fun event for your ESL students to get away from their textbooks. In this post, I have a fun game that will save you time and add to any lesson ideas that you have already planned. Trick or treat is a very simple activity to set up and is always enjoyed by […]

    Magazine Personalities

    Magazine Personalities is a great way to get to know your class in your first lesson and also to get them speaking about themselves and their interests. I use this activity with my teen and adult classes and have found that it’s a great way to get them talking. It also gives you a great […]

    How many things…

    This warmer is always a fun way to get your students thinking and practicing their vocabulary. I first came across this activity in this book, which has some great ideas for mini-brain workouts for quiet or tired students. This activity is extremely easy to do and requires no pre-class preparation or materials. Activity Time:  5 – 10 […]

    Bomb Interactive

    Bomb is one of my students favorite games and as such I have decided to update it for Smart boards. I have posted the printable version of this game here. The game is now fully interactive. Bomb can be used as a scoring system to make reviewing vocabulary, grammar etc more entertaining.    Activity Time:  10 + Materials required: Smart […]