Category Archives: "ESL"

6 Aug, 2012

Describe and Draw

Describe and Draw in the classroom. Describe and draw is yet another activity/game that I have had great success with. This allows students to practice listening and speaking skills alongside practice of prepositions and giving as much detail as they can in English.   I have used this with all levels and all ages from […]

4 Aug, 2012

ESL Family Fortunes

This game is a bit of fun and a good way to practice lexical sets of vocabulary. Its based on the popular U.K quiz show “Family Fortunes”. As in the orignal programme 100 people have been asked a number of questions. Their answers have been ranked 1 – 4. The team posed with the question […]

3 Aug, 2012

Mafia

Mafia The aim of Mafia is for the students to root out who is Mafia before the Mafia kill all the Citizens. I first came across Mafia this year while teaching in Spain. It quickly became popular with students and like some of the other games that can be found in the teens section it acted […]

24 Jul, 2012

Natural Disasters

Survivor  Almost every text book will have a section on natural disasters and this activity can be a fun way of discussing the students opinions and views in a natural disaster scenario. There are two different handouts included in this post. Handout A shows 24 different items which were given to survivors of the 2011 tsunami. Handout B shows the […]

23 Jul, 2012

ESL Quiz

Activity Time: 10 – 30 mins [spacer] Introduction: There are a number of ways quizzes can be used in the ESL classroom. These quizzes have been designed as an end of class activity. I have found that students enjoy this activity as a fun way to end class. [spacer] Instructions: 1.Before you start assign teams. […]