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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: 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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ESL Game: What’s missing?

“What’s missing” is a fun ESL game to play with young learners. In this game, you can use flashcards with target language to practice vocabulary and pronunciation with your students.

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  1. Place target flashcards on a table with the picture facing up. Students stand around the table so they can see all the flashcards.
  2. Tell the students to close their eyes. When they do, take away one of the flashcards. Then, tell the students to open their eyes.
  3. The first student to spot and say the missing flashcard wins that round.
  4. Continue with the other cards.

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