Collaborative Crosswords – for presenting vocabulary and improving fluency

Collaborative crosswords form the basis of a pairwork speaking activity aimed at improving fluency and internalising new vocabulary. Unlike regular crosswords, with collaborative crosswords, students receive half of a completed puzzle Continue ReadingCollaborative Crosswords – for presenting vocabulary and improving fluency

Word mazes are great for teaching punctuation

Word mazes are a form of puzzle where students must follow the correct sequence of words to make their way from the start of the maze to the finish. Word Continue ReadingWord mazes are great for teaching punctuation

Four in a row – a fun way to test and review grammar forms

Four in a row is an activity for groups of three students. Each pair is given a puzzle sheet (see below) comprising of a grid of words, they compete to connect Continue ReadingFour in a row – a fun way to test and review grammar forms

ESL crosswords and how to make them

Crosswords are really great for introducing a new theme or grammar point, you can give them out as a warmer while you’re waiting for all the class to arrive, or Continue ReadingESL crosswords and how to make them

ESL board games provide a safe space to practice new language forms

ESL board games are a handy way to get students using new language, and are especially useful for practising targeted grammar structures. Students get to ask and answer “realistic” questions Continue ReadingESL board games provide a safe space to practice new language forms