Category Archives: "ESL Vocabulary games"

ESL Game Name It!
24 May, 2018

ESL Game: Name It!

Name It! is a simple reasoning game where students have to guess the keyword by listening to some clues. Each additional clue the students receive reduces the amount of points they can get. This game that can be either played cooperatively (as a class) or competitively (in teams). Aim: To practice vocabulary and listening skills. […]

ESL Game_ Brain Blaster
17 May, 2018

ESL Game: Brain Blaster

Brain Blaster is a game of chance and divergent thinking. This game is a great team game and can be used with young learners, teens and adults. Students are given a category and then roll a dice. Whatever number they get when they roll the dice, they must give that number of answers and get […]

ESL Game_ Connect Four Word Formation
10 May, 2018

ESL Game: Connect Four Word Formation

Connect Four Word Formation is a great game for students studying for Cambridge exams such as FCE, CAE and CPE. In this activity, students look at the root of a word and have to turn the word into a noun, verb, adjective or adverb. The first team to get four squares in a row are […]

ESL Game Outburst
5 Apr, 2018

ESL Game Outburst

Outburst is a fun vocabulary for young learners and teens. In this activity students brainstorm words on a topic and try and match their ideas to the teachers ideas. This is a great activity at the beginning of a unit, at the end of a unit as revision or as a fun end of class activity. […]

22 Mar, 2018

Five Things That…

Five Things That… is a fun warmer which works great with teens and adults but can also be used with young learners. In this activity students have to write five things that the teacher tells them. For example, the teacher might say “write five things that are yellow.” Then, the students write their list of […]