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 a picture – although it might not be real
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