Category Archives: "Brain Breaks"

    ESL Secret Spies is a simple game for Kids. Its a great game to revise vocabulary and practice spelling in a fun and interactive way. Ciphers are always great fun and loved by young learners.

    Activity Time: 10 mins +

    Materials required: Scissors, paper, pens/pencils
    Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling.
    Level: Young learners

    Method


    1. Write words on pieces of papers that you want the students to revise.
    2. Cut up the words up into letters and give them to the students to put back into the correct order. Students write down the words that they decipher.
    3. Get the students to make their own ciphers and swap them with the other students.
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    Secret Spies

    Can’t see the video? click here ESL Secret Spies is a simple game for Kids. Its a great game to revise vocabulary and practice spelling in a fun and interactive way. Ciphers are always great fun and loved by young learners. Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: Scissors, paper, pens/pencils Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling. Level: Young learners […]

    What Am I?

    Riddles can be a great way to practice speaking with ESL students. Riddles are a fantastic way to practice vocabulary and also engage students to think outside the box. This weeks’ game is a simple “What am I?” set of riddles. These riddles are made for young learners. These can also be used with other […]

    Stop The Bus

    Stop The Bus is a simple and fun vocabulary game for any level or age group. This game will quickly become one of those regularly requested games in class. Activity Time:  5 – 10 mins +Materials required: A piece of paper for each team to write on. Skills practiced: Vocabulary revision, brainstorming and quick thinking. Level: All levels (Young learners, teens and […]

    Grass Skirts

    Grass skirts is a great activity to get the class up and out of their seats while still learning and revising their vocabulary. This activity is easy to set up and a great way to make revision fun. This game can be used with all levels. I have used this  game with FCE exam classes […]

    Enigma

    Enigma Enigma is a quick and simple ESL game you can put together in no time. It’s a great ESL game for teens and adults of all levels but can be easily adapted for younger learners. It’s a great activity to practice question forming and practising vocabulary from previous lessons etc. It’s also an enjoyable way of […]