Category Archives: "ESL Vocabulary games"

ESL Game: Blind Treasure Hunt
20 May, 2017

ESL Game: Blind Treasure Hunt

Blind treasure hunt is a great game to get students interacting in English. Students wear a blindfold and try to guess what the contents on the table are. Award points to students that manage to guess what the objects are. This game is great for young learners who are learning food vocabulary or household objects […]

4 Apr, 2017

Two No-Prep ESL Ball games

  ESL WORD ASSOCIATION GAME (THE TALKING BALL) This is an effective and enjoyable activity which encourages the active participation of learners. The aim of the game is to help learners practice words associated with a particular topic or category. For example, you could ask the learners to use only names of animals, countries, verbs […]

18 Oct, 2014

Halloween Idioms

This activity is a simple way to have fun introducing your students to some Halloween idioms. This activity is perfect for teen and adult classes and is a great way to learn some idioms while having some seasonal fun. Level: B1, B2 (FCE), C1 (CAE) and C2 (CPE). Materials: PowerPoint Download a copy here Or Printable version […]

 
 
ESL Bomb is a great game for vocabulary revision. You can use it with groups of vocabulary and it can be a great addition to your classroom routines. 
 
 
Method
 
1. Get a small soft ball and a timer. 
 
2. Pick a category of vocabulary you would like the students to practice. i.e transportation When the students get the ball they must say a word from the category and then pass the ball to another student. The must not repeat words. 
 
3. Students continue to pass the ball until the time is up and the bomb explodes! 


This game is a great way to break up the class and get the students focused on the lesson. 
27 Jun, 2013

ESL Vocabulary Game

    ESL Bomb is a great game for vocabulary revision. You can use it with groups of vocabulary and it can be a great addition to your classroom routines.      Method   1. Get a small soft ball and a timer.    2. Pick a category of vocabulary you would like the students to practice. […]

Quick Fire Vocabulary is a simple no-prep game to revise vocabulary. In this game students must  explain the meaning of as many words as possible in 1 or 2 minutes. This game is a great game to get students practicing vocabulary with a bit of competition to make it more interesting. This game can be used again and again with students and they are sure to always enjoy it.

Method

1. Give the students small pieces of paper. Tell the students to write down vocabulary that you want them to revise or you can get them to write down nouns etc

2. Students write down the words and put them in a container. Put the class into teams.

3. Set a timer for 2 or 3 minutes or however long you wish. The teams take turns. Students take words from the container and explain them to their team. When the team says the correct word, the next student takes their turn and moves onto the next word. The objective of the game is to explain as many words as possible in the time allowed. Whichever team guesses the most correct words is the winner.

9 Jun, 2013

Quick Fire Vocabulary

Quick Fire Vocabulary is a simple no-prep game to revise vocabulary. In this game students must  explain the meaning of as many words as possible in 1 or 2 minutes. This game is a great game to get students practicing vocabulary with a bit of competition to make it more interesting. This game can be used […]