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ESL Game Half

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 use multiple sentences  or just one and play often.

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Printable: Sentences


  1. First make a copy of the printable sentence starters.
  2. In class, dictate some of the sentences to the students.
  3. Students need to complete the sentences and then share their sentences with the other students in class.

Got more ways to play this game or sentences that are fun to use in class? Leave your ideas in the comments below.

Enjoy and have fun!

Read My Lips

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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 +

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.