Students often have a problem understanding when exactly to use the present perfect tense and often use it interchangeably with the past simple. When explaining this tense, I tend to Continue ReadingPresent perfect pictures to illustrate the past with a connection to the present
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
This is a photoset which you can use to illustrate the difference between present simple and present continuous. Each photo shows someone with a clearly identifiable job who is doing Continue ReadingPresent simple vs present continuous photoset
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?
Picture taboo is a fluency focused activity in which students practise describing objects. This activity builds vocabulary, fluency and listening skills and acts as an introduction to a theme. Picture Continue ReadingPicture Taboo – to practise describing objects
These ESL apps consist of games and activities to play online with smartphones and tablets. 500 Conversation Questions This web app features randomised conversation questions from the book 50 Conversation Continue ReadingESL apps – games and activities for smartphones and tablets
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