Category Archives: "ESL Brain Breaks"

21 Aug, 2018

ESL Energiser: Animal Roundup

Animal Roundup is a simple energiser that can be used with small or large groups. This can also be used as an icebreaker and works well with teens and adults. Students think of their favourite animal. The group then need to organise themselves from smallest to largest animal by only making gestures or the noise […]

14 Aug, 2018

ESL Energiser: Do What I Said, Not What I Say

Do What I Said, Not What I Say is another simple energiser that will get your students out of their seats and moving. This energiser is a great way to bring back some life into your class and get your students listening and thinking in English! In this activity,  students need to do the last […]

7 Aug, 2018

ESL Energiser: Buzz

Buzz is an effective class energiser to help get students get focused during lessons. This activity requires no preparation before class and is a great tool help students. This activity is great when students are finding it hard to focus or if you want to change up the pace between activities and can be used […]

ESL Warmer Class Snap
5 Jun, 2018

ESL Warmer: Class Snap

Class Snap is a no prep warmer that helps students get focused before starting class. In this activity, students close their eyes and collectively have to count to 20. The counting starts with the teacher saying ‘1’ and then another students continues and the class counts one person at a time. If two students say a […]

ESL River is a simple game that can be used to get students out of their chairs and revising vocabulary and listening at the same time. 
 
This game is always enjoyed and is sure to be requested again and again. 
 
Method
 
1. Get students to stand in a line. Make sure they have plenty of space. 
 
2. Pick a category of vocabulary you would like the students to practice. i.e animals. When you say an animal, the students have to jump over “the river”. 

If you say another word from another category and the students jump, the crocodile gets them and they are out. 
 
3. Let the students take control and they call out the words. 

This game can be a great end of class activity. 
25 Sep, 2013

ESL Game River

Can’t see the video? Click here ESL River is a simple game that can be used to get students out of their chairs and revising vocabulary and listening at the same time.    This game is always enjoyed and is sure to be requested again and again.    Method   1. Get students to stand in […]