Month: May 2013

    “Concentration” is a great way to revise and study vocabulary. This can be a great way to help your students remember spelling and words in a competitive memory challenge. 
    Activity Time: 5 mins +
    Materials required: paper, pencils, list of vocabulary (on whiteboard or flash cards), 
    Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling, vocabulary revision
    Level: Young learners
     
    Method
    1. Write words on the board that you want your students to revise or place flashcards of the words.
     
    2. Show the students the words or flashcards and tell them they have one or two minutes to look at the words and remember as many as they can. 
     
    3. When the time is up, students have to write down as many words as they can remember. When they are finished they have to tell you what words they could remember. This is a great game for students to revise vocabulary. 
     
    Optional
    • Put students in pairs or groups. 
    • Get the students to put the words in the correct order.

    ESL Concentration

    Can´t see the video? Click here. “Concentration” is a great way to revise and study vocabulary. This can be a great way to help your students remember spelling and words in a competitive memory challenge.  Activity Time: 5 mins + Materials required: paper, pencils, list of vocabulary (on whiteboard or flash cards),  Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling, vocabulary revision Level: Young learners […]

    May and Might

    This post will focus on an activity to practice may and might, the models of possibility. These words are usually introduced to young learners and teens at different stages of their courses. Introducing this key language in a fun and engaging way is key to students remembering the target language. This is a great activity to […]

    ESL Word search is a great way to get young learners revising vocabulary while having fun. A simple activity to set up and great writing practice to develop motor skills and spelling.
    Activity Time: 10 mins +
    Materials required: paper, pencils, ruler, list of vocabulary (on whiteboard or use optional word search template.)
    Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling.
    Level: Young learners
    Method

     

    1. Write words on the board that you want students to revise.
    2. Give each student a sheet of paper. Get them to choose a number of words from the list and create their own word search. Scroll down for template.
    3. Get the students to swap their word searches and complete them.
    ESL Kids Games Word Search Template TEFL EFL Kids Motor Skills

     

    More ESL Energisers
    Discover more ESL energisers for kids, teens and adults.

    ESL Tongue Twisters – (Young learners, teens and adults)  Use tongue twisters to get them thinking and talking.

    Change Seats If(Young learners and teens)  – Get your students moving and thinking with this simple activity

    What can you remember? – (Young learners and teens) – Test their memory skills with this simple activity.

    Enigma (Young learners, teens and adults) – Get your class solving problems with these

    Brain Breaks (Young learners and teens) – A collection of energisers for students that require no preparation.

    Vocabulary Circle  (Young learners, teens and adults) – A simple vocabulary game that can be used as an energiser.

    How many things…(Young learners and teens) – This activity is a quick and simple activity to help your students focus while using a small amount of class time.

    Boredom Buster (Young learners and teens) – Reenergise your students with these simple classroom boredom busters.

    Find new games and energisers every week on our YouTube channel

    ESL Word search

    ESL Word search is a great way to get young learners revising vocabulary while having fun. A simple activity to set up and great writing practice to develop motor skills and spelling. Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: paper, pencils, ruler, list of vocabulary (on whiteboard or use optional word search template.) Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling. Level: Young learners Method   1. Write […]

    Who am I?

    “Who am I?” is a game that is sure to get your ESL students speaking and having fun. This simple activity is easily prepared and is always enjoyed by teen students. This activity is a great addition to units talking about popular culture or a great way to get students interested in speaking.  Activity Time: 10 […]

    ESL Word Squares is a great game for young learners, teens and adults. Its a great way to revise vocabulary and a great game for fast finishers or early students.

    Activity Time: 10 mins +
    Materials required: whiteboard.
    Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling. 
    Level: Young learners, teens and adults. 
    Method
    1. Draw square on the board with nine boxes. In each box put a letter in each box.

    2. Students have to make as many words as they can using the letters in the boxes. They can’t repeat letters.

    3. The student with the most words is the winner.

    Try in teams or pair, especially with weaker groups.

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    ESL Word Squares

    Can’t see the video? Click here ESL Word Squares is a great game for young learners, teens and adults. Its a great way to revise vocabulary and a great game for fast finishers or early students. Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: whiteboard. Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling.  Level: Young learners, teens and adults.  Method 1. Draw square on the board […]