Month: May 2013


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    “Read My Lips” is a great game for practicing sentences, speaking and writing. It’s simple and can be used with all grammar points and vocabulary. This activity is great for revision and is always enjoyed by students.

    Activity Time:
    10 mins +
    Materials required: paper and pencil.
    Skills practiced: Speaking and writing.
    Level: Young learners +

    Method 
    1.  Each student needs paper and a pen to write. 
    2.  One student comes to the front of the class and mouths a sentence to the other students. The other students must write down what they think the student said. 
    3. Try this activity in groups and pairs. 

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    Read My Lips

    Can’t see the video? Click here “Read My Lips” is a great game for practicing sentences, speaking and writing. It’s simple and can be used with all grammar points and vocabulary. This activity is great for revision and is always enjoyed by students. Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: paper and pencil. Skills practiced: Speaking and […]

    “Password” is a great game that can be used again and again for revision of vocabulary. This is a game every ESL teacher should know. This game is great with kids, teens and adults and is always a popular game with groups. 

    Activity Time: 10 mins +
    Materials required: whiteboard.
    Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling. 
    Level: Young learners
    Method 
    1. Divide the class into two teams. Put a chair in front of the whiteboard facing the class. 
    2. One person from one of the teams sits in the chair. Write a word on the board that team can see and not the person in the chair. The team then have to explain that word to the person in the chair without saying the word. You can set a time limit if you wish.
    If the student says the word their team gets a point.
    3. The second team now try. The team with the most points win.

    ESL Password

    Can’t see the video? click here “Password” is a great game that can be used again and again for revision of vocabulary. This is a game every ESL teacher should know. This game is great with kids, teens and adults and is always a popular game with groups.  Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: whiteboard. Skills practiced: Vocabulary […]

    FCE Speaking Activity

    This post focuses on a FCE speaking activity which is a great way to practice speaking with higher level teens and adults. It is especially good for practicing part 4 of the FCE speaking exam, but can also be used for any speaking practice with higher level students. Activity Time: 5 mins + Materials required: A copy of […]

    ESL Comic Strips

    Can’t see the video? Click here “ESL Comic Strips” is a great way to get young learners writing in a way thats meaningful to them. This activity can be a fun and creative way to produce English in the classroom.  Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: Comic strips for each student.  Skills practiced: Vocabulary, writing and spelling.  Level: Young […]