Present simple vs present continuous photoset

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

What’s the movie? – how to talk about a story

What’s the movie? is an enjoyable activity which introduces some movie and storytelling vocabulary while practising use of the present simple in talking about film plots and books. Think of Continue ReadingWhat’s the movie? – how to talk about a story

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

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

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