Category Archives: "End of class"

    Quick Fire Vocabulary

    This activity is a simple way to practice vocabulary and speaking in the ESL classroom. It’s a very easy and quick game that doesn’t require much preparation before class. This game can be adapted to most levels and age groups.      Activity Time:  10 – 15 mins + Materials required: A bag/box, blank pieces of paper.  […]

    5 Whiteboard Games

    This post looks at games that can be done with just a whiteboard and marker and can be a great way to revise and practice English. Expanding Text Activity Time:  10 minutes + Materials required: Whiteboard and marker Number of students: 2 + Skills practiced: Writing. Level: All levels Method: 1. Write a verb on the board e.g “Go” 2. Ask students […]

    Trick or Treat

    Halloween is a great, fun event for your ESL students to get away from their textbooks. In this post, I have a fun game that will save you time and add to any lesson ideas that you have already planned. Trick or treat is a very simple activity to set up and is always enjoyed by […]

    How many things…

    This warmer is always a fun way to get your students thinking and practicing their vocabulary. I first came across this activity in this book, which has some great ideas for mini-brain workouts for quiet or tired students. This activity is extremely easy to do and requires no pre-class preparation or materials. Activity Time:  5 – 10 […]

    Bomb Interactive

    Bomb is one of my students favorite games and as such I have decided to update it for Smart boards. I have posted the printable version of this game here. The game is now fully interactive. Bomb can be used as a scoring system to make reviewing vocabulary, grammar etc more entertaining.    Activity Time:  10 + Materials required: Smart […]