Category Archives: "Listening activity"

    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.  […]

    Literal Lyric Video

    Everyone has heard of Literal videos, but this week’s post will look at literal lyric videos as a way of developing English Language skills. Click the video to view an example video made by my class.  The concept is very simple. You select a song (preferably related to the current topic the students are studying) […]

    5 Ways To Use Music

    This post will look at 5 ways to use music music in the classroom. Music is a great way to introduce a theme, change the mood, teach vocabulary or even just inspire a class discussion. Music can be a great way to tap into students’ interests. The following five ideas are a great way to […]

    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 […]

    Brain Breaks

    Brain breaks are a great way to re-energize tired students. They are very easy and simple, and there are hundreds of variations found on the web for free. They are great for breaking up class stages and keeping the class interested and focused.They are particularly popular with young learners and a great opportunity to practice Total Physical Response. Here […]