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

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