Category Archives: "Fun"

18 Nov, 2012

5 Whiteboard Games

This post looks at games that can be done with just a whiteboard and marker and can be a great way to revise and practice English. Expanding Text Activity Time:  10 minutes + Materials required: Whiteboard and marker Number of students: 2 + Skills practiced: Writing. Level: All levels Method: 1. Write a verb on the board e.g “Go” 2. Ask students […]

23 Sep, 2012

Boredom buster

This activity is always a great way to give ESL students a break from the book and liven them up if they are falling asleep or even bored! There are many different five minute games you can use with a ball. Here I’ll be talking about one in particular that is a great activity for practicing […]

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 […]