Category Archives: "Vocabulary revision"

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 […]

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 […]

ESL Word Squares is a great game for young learners, teens and adults. Its a great way to revise vocabulary and a great game for fast finishers or early students.

Activity Time: 10 mins +
Materials required: whiteboard.
Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling. 
Level: Young learners, teens and adults. 
Method
1. Draw square on the board with nine boxes. In each box put a letter in each box.

2. Students have to make as many words as they can using the letters in the boxes. They can’t repeat letters.

3. The student with the most words is the winner.

Try in teams or pair, especially with weaker groups.

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15 May, 2013

ESL Word Squares

Can’t see the video? Click here ESL Word Squares is a great game for young learners, teens and adults. Its a great way to revise vocabulary and a great game for fast finishers or early students. Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: whiteboard. Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling.  Level: Young learners, teens and adults.  Method 1. Draw square on the board […]