Category Archives: "Game"

24 Mar, 2013

ESL Countdown

ESL Countdown is a very popular show in the UK and Ireland. It is a simple game that is great as a warmer or cooler for the ESL classroom. It’s useful with nearly every level and a great way to get your students writing and practicing spelling. Everyone from young learners to adults can enjoy […]

3 Mar, 2013

Four Pictures One Word

This week’s game is a simple yet great way to practice English in class while having fun.  This game is suitable for a number of age groups and English levels. In ESL Four Pictures One Word, students view four related pictures and they must guess the word that connects them all. Activity Time:   10 – 15 minutes […]

27 Jan, 2013

Grass Skirts

Grass skirts is a great activity to get the class up and out of their seats while still learning and revising their vocabulary. This activity is easy to set up and a great way to make revision fun. This game can be used with all levels. I have used this  game with FCE exam classes […]

10 Dec, 2012

Quick Fire Vocabulary

This activity is a simple way to practice vocabulary and speaking in the ESL classroom. It’s a very easy and quick game that doesn’t require much preparation before class. This game can be adapted to most levels and age groups.      Activity Time:  10 – 15 mins + Materials required: A bag/box, blank pieces of paper.  […]

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 […]