Category Archives: "End of class"

    ESL Listen Carefully

    “Listen Carefully” is a simple game for young learners. This game is a great way to practice sentence forming in a way that is not boring for your students! Its also a great way to practice ESL listening skills.

    Method

    1. First do an example and then choose one student that will give instructions to the other students.

    e.g The student says “Stand up” and then all the other students must stand up.

    2. The student gives more instructions to the class but does a different action.

    e.g student says “Walk to the window” but the student who says the action walks to the door.

    Students who don’t do the correct action are eliminated.

    After, change the student who is giving the instructions.

    After some practice, students will love this activity and its a great way to practice revision and sentence formation.

    ESL Listen Carefully

    ESL Listen Carefully “Listen Carefully” is a simple game for young learners. This game is a great way to practice sentence forming in a way that is not boring for your students! Its also a great way to practice ESL listening skills. Method 1. First do an example and then choose one student that will give […]

    “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 […]

    ESL Countdown

    ESL Countdown is a very popular show in the UK and Ireland. It is a simple game that is great as a warmer or cooler for the ESL classroom. It’s useful with nearly every level and a great way to get your students writing and practicing spelling. Everyone from young learners to adults can enjoy […]

    Four Pictures One Word

    This week’s game is a simple yet great way to practice English in class while having fun.  This game is suitable for a number of age groups and English levels. In ESL Four Pictures One Word, students view four related pictures and they must guess the word that connects them all. Activity Time:   10 – 15 minutes […]

    5 Drawing Games

    Games like Pictionary are popular games in the classroom. They are simple and easy ways to revise vocabulary and are usually a welcomed break away from the text books. This post will look at some other ways to bring drawing into the classroom in order to practice grammar and vocabulary.  1. Pictionary  Activity Time:  5 minutes […]