10 outdoor activities you can do on a sunny day

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

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

Last weekend: past simple questions

This past simple conversation activity helps give students practice of forming ‘did’ questions. Obviously, it’s best to do this on a Monday but you could do it at any time Continue ReadingLast weekend: past simple questions

Find someone who – a mingling activity to ease them out of their comfort zones

Find someone who is a great mingling activity which gets students on their feet and forces them to interact one-on-one with their classmates. I often do one on these on Continue ReadingFind someone who – a mingling activity to ease them out of their comfort zones

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

Kim’s game – practise there is and there are with this memory game

Kim’s game is an old-time memory game that can be used for reviewing there is and there is/are/was/were and for introducing some useful vocabulary for common household objects. You will Continue ReadingKim’s game – practise there is and there are with this memory game