ESL Game Close Your Eyes is a simple game for young learners to practice speaking on a number of topics. It is a simple way to practice vocabulary and descriptions for clothes, colours, classroom objects, flash cards or any target language can be used.
Derp, Derp is a simple no prep ESL game that can be used with any level or age group. To start, simply choose a student who will go first. This student must choose a word. This word is the secret word.
Next, the student must create a sentence using this word. They can say the sentence or write it on the board. For example, “The boy crossed the DERP, DERP.” The rest of the class must guess what the secret word is where the “DERP, DERP” is. If after 3 attempts no one guesses the word, the teacher can award a point and another student takes a turn. Students love this game as it can be silly but productive. Award extra points for correct sentences, new vocabulary studied in class or grammar structures used.
By the time students get to the end of term, their interest in preparing for exams can usually use some help. This post will look at five revision activities for the classroom that can be used to help students revise for exams with some fun and interactive learning activities before they do their exams.
“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.
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.