Category Archives: "ESL Writing Activities"

1 Feb, 2018

ESL Three Picture Story

ESL Three Picture Story is a simple activity to get students speaking and creating a story. This minimal prep game is great for teens and even adults. Materials needed: Three pictures (see  download below for an example) Method Find three images on the internet or in a magazine. The first image should show some people […]

ESL Game Half
4 May, 2017

ESL Game: Half

Half is a simple game to get students thinking by finishing some sentences. With Half,  students can practice listening skills, writing and speaking in one simple no-prep activity that is sure to get them talking. This activity can be used as a simple warmer at the beginning of class or as a fun cooler. You could […]


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 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. 

Enjoy this activity? Find more games and ideas here.
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 […]

1 May, 2013

ESL Comic Strips

Can’t see the video? Click here “ESL Comic Strips” is a great way to get young learners writing in a way thats meaningful to them. This activity can be a fun and creative way to produce English in the classroom.  Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: Comic strips for each student.  Skills practiced: Vocabulary, writing and spelling.  Level: Young […]

28 Apr, 2013

5 ESL Writing Activities For Children

This post will look at 5 ESL writing activities for children. These activities are great for  developing writing skills with young learners in the ESL classroom.   Trace Develop motor skills with very young learners with tracing activities. Children trace shapes, letters or words from picture prompts on their partners hand’s or back. The children take turns […]