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ESL Phrasal Verb Game - Copy and Guess
7 Jun, 2018

ESL Phrasal Verb Game – Copy and Guess

Copy and Guess is a great game which will enhance the communication ability of your students. In this activity, students guess the meaning of a phrasal verb from context. This game is a great way to practice phrasal verbs and is sure to keep students entertained.  Activity time: 20 minutes Materials required: flashcards (with phrasal […]

30 Jan, 2018

Yes, No, Maybe

Yes, No, Maybe is a simple speaking activity that is great fun for young learners and even teens. Level: Young learners, teens A2 + Materials needed: A set of vocabulary cards. These can be flashcards or you can create your own. A set of fruit flashcards are available below. Method To start, first print out […]

“Password” is a great game that can be used again and again for revision of vocabulary. This is a game every ESL teacher should know. This game is great with kids, teens and adults and is always a popular game with groups. 

Activity Time: 10 mins +
Materials required: whiteboard.
Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling. 
Level: Young learners
Method 
1. Divide the class into two teams. Put a chair in front of the whiteboard facing the class. 
2. One person from one of the teams sits in the chair. Write a word on the board that team can see and not the person in the chair. The team then have to explain that word to the person in the chair without saying the word. You can set a time limit if you wish.
If the student says the word their team gets a point.
3. The second team now try. The team with the most points win.

8 May, 2013

ESL Password

Can’t see the video? click here “Password” is a great game that can be used again and again for revision of vocabulary. This is a game every ESL teacher should know. This game is great with kids, teens and adults and is always a popular game with groups.  Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: whiteboard. Skills practiced: Vocabulary […]

31 Mar, 2013

ESL 4 Pictures 1 Word

ESL 4 Pictures 1 Word is a simple activity for lower level young learners (8+) and teens. Due to the popularity of the last Four Picture One Word post, I have made a second round for your classes to enjoy. This is level two and has some more challenging words for your class to discover. For those […]

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 […]