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    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 Christmas Story Recall

    ESL Christmas Story Recall

    ESL Christmas Story Recall is a simple activity for young learners. Students are told or watch a short video about a Christmas story. Then, in pairs or groups they try to rewrite the story and then retell it. This is a fun activity to get students speaking and writing on the topic of Christmas. Alternatively, […]


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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 +

    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. 

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    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 […]