Category Archives: "vocabulary practice"

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 […]

ESL Mime the adverb
11 Jan, 2018

ESL Game: Mime the adverb

Mime the adverb is a simple and fun no-prep activity to practice adverbs with elementary, intermediate and even advanced students. This game is suited best with teens and adults but could be adapted with young learners. Method First, print out the adverb cards and cut them up. See below for pre-prepared sets of cards for elementary, intermediate […]

ESL Game Catchphrase
26 Apr, 2017

ESL Game: Catchphrase

ESL catchphrase is a simple game that is a great way to start or end class. Watch the video below to see how to play. A list of catchphrases and definitions can be found here. This activity is great to play at the start or end of class and is an effective way of exposing teen […]

12 Jun, 2015

5 Flashcard Games for young learners

This post looks at 5 flashcard games for young learners. These activities are a great way to practice vocabulary and speaking with young learners .         1.  Flashcard Story Give students some flashcards in pairs. Get students to invent a simple story using the flashcards. The students tell the other students in […]

“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 […]