Some days it feels just too hot to sit in the classroom. If you have a nice patch of ground nearby, why don’t you take them outside and allow the change Continue Reading10 outdoor activities you can do on a sunny day
A page where I gather short, funny English video clips. One way to use videos like these is to divide the class into small groups and show each group a Continue ReadingShort and funny English videos for your ESL classroom
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
You’ll need a laptop and a projector to play this game which is based on an old BBC TV show Through The Keyhole where the host walks around a celebrity’s Continue ReadingWho lives in a house like this?
Scatter Sheets can be used as warm up, theme introduction, vocabulary presentation and fluency exercises. A Scatter Sheet is a page of randomly distributed lexis based around a theme, for example Continue ReadingBring vocabulary to life with Scatter Sheets
In this activity, students describe a picture using useful vocabulary such as, there is, there are and the present continuous tense. It’s good for practising asking questions and stretching your students’ creativity Continue ReadingDescribe the (imaginary) picture
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 Taboo is a lively and popular game in the ESL classroom. It’s perfect for reviewing and reactivating vocabulary and encouraging fluency. Also, check out picture taboo for a twist Continue ReadingESL Taboo – old but gold