Category Archives: "All levels"

ESL Game Monkey in the Middle
28 Jun, 2018

ESL Game: Monkey in the Middle

Monkey in the Middle is a fun group activity for young learners which helps students to practice and review vocabulary of different categories. In this activity, students have to say words from a given category while trying the pass the ball without the students in the middle getting the ball.  Activity time: 10 minutes Materials […]

ESL Game_ Picture Story Dominoes
15 May, 2018

ESL Game: Picture Story Dominoes

Picture Story Dominoes is a fun activity for young learners, teens and adults. In this game, students are given a number of pictures. The students take turns putting down the pictures next to one already on the table. The students must continue the story from the last picture domino. If they can continue the story they […]

3 Mar, 2015

ESL Creativity Activity

This activity is based on a creativity test developed by psychologist Ellis Paul Torrance. Torrance created the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) which sought to test people’s creativity and not just IQ. Download and print the ESL creativity activity handout: Students are given an image like the one shown in the picture below.   Students are […]

“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.

8 May, 2013

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 […]