Category Archives: "ESL dictation games"

esl game pass the marker
20 Nov, 2018

ESL Game: Pass the Marker

Pass the marker is a fun activity that just requires a marker and a whiteboard. In this activity, students form two lines in front of the board. Starting from the back of the line the first students say a word and then the next student. The student last in the line must repeat all the words […]

11 Sep, 2018

ESL Directions Game: Ship In The Fog

Ship in the Fog is a fun and simple way to practice directions with your students. In this activity students make an obstacle course in the classroom. After, a blindfolded student must complete the obstacle course while being given directions verbally by the other students.  Activity time: 5 minutes and above Level: Young learners, teens. […]


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“Read My Lips” is a great game for practicing sentences, speaking and writing. It’s simple and can be used with all grammar points and vocabulary. This activity is great for revision and is always enjoyed by students.

Activity Time:
10 mins +
Materials required: paper and pencil.
Skills practiced: Speaking and writing.
Level: Young learners +

Method 
1.  Each student needs paper and a pen to write. 
2.  One student comes to the front of the class and mouths a sentence to the other students. The other students must write down what they think the student said. 
3. Try this activity in groups and pairs. 

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12 May, 2013

Read My Lips

Can’t see the video? Click here “Read My Lips” is a great game for practicing sentences, speaking and writing. It’s simple and can be used with all grammar points and vocabulary. This activity is great for revision and is always enjoyed by students. Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: paper and pencil. Skills practiced: Speaking and […]