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About: DavidM

David has been teaching ESL for a number of years across Asia and Europe. He currently lives and works in Seville, Spain where he has been teaching for the past three years. He is currently studying an MA in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education in TESOL.

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ESL Game Colours and FruitThis is a great game for kindergarten. This game is easy, but you have to make sure that the young learners are familiar with the vocabulary you want to practice and check with them or else they will feel discouraged and find it difficult to play.

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials required: Two sets of flashcards (Example: colors and different fruit)

Skills practiced: vocabulary, memorization

Level: Kindergarten


1. Categorize the fruit flashcards according to their colors. (EXAMPLE: Yellow group could be Banana, lemon.  Orange group could be orange, mango, Red Group could apple, strawberry, tomatoes, peach and so on)

2. Show them each fruit flashcard and ask them to tell you the color.

3. After the entire vocabulary items are placed in their groups, then ask them again with more emphasis on the color, EXAMPLE: What do we have in the Red group? Then start showing them the flashcards from the Red category. When they say “a strawberry” you will say “a RED strawberry” stressing the colour RED.

4. Repeat the process for all color groups of fruit.

5. When they are familiarized with the fruits and their colors, you will say the fruit and they will say the color.

EXAMPLE: when you say apple, they will say red, when you say banana, they will say yellow and so on.

6. Next, you will have to say the color and they will mention all the fruits in that category.

7. Reward the kids for their great performance; this will stimulate their motivation to learn more.

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ESL Game: Just Minute Tic Tac Toe

ESL Game: Just a Minute Tic Tac Toe

Just a Minute Tic Tac Toe is a simple no-prep game that can be used as a warmer or cooler in class.

1. Draw a Tic Tac Toe grid on the board and in each space write a topic that you think some of your students will be interested in.
2. Play the game with two teams, to claim their X or O, a team member must attempt to talk about the topic in the chosen square for 60 seconds. This can be changed depending on the students level. They must avoid pausing or repetition.

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