Present Simple Interviews

This is a fantastic activity for giving students practise in asking and answering questions in the third person singular. Make sure students are in pairs, if there are an odd number of students, it’s best if the teacher makes up the odd pair at this stage. Give each pair a set of interview sheets (Note: each […]

Word mazes are great for teaching pronunciation

Word mazes are a form of puzzle where students must follow the correct sequence of words to make their way from the start of the maze to the finish. Word stress mazes Being aware of syllable stress is crucial for helping non-native English speakers to improve their pronunciation and comprehensibility. These word-stress mazes get student […]

Picture Taboo – to practise describing objects

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 Taboo has one important difference to regular Taboo. The student describing the object has a picture of it in front of them, so they don’t […]

Surveys and questionnaires

Surveys are a great way to get your students conversing. When the surveys have been completed have students share their findings with the class. There is more than one way to conduct a classroom survey. Single question surveys. Sometimes better for lower level classes. Each student is armed with only one question which they have to ask […]

Gossip reported speech lesson plan

This lesson takes the theme of gossip to explore the grammar of reported speech. This plan doesn’t include a formal explanation of the grammar of reported speech so how you approach this is up to you. This book comes highly recommended for its concise and easy to follow grammar explanations. Lesson plan and activity sheets PDF / […]

Bonfire Night activities

Remember, Remember, the 5th of November, the gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.   Mixed up fire idioms Bonfire Night vocabulary Scatter Sheet (see Scatter Sheets post) Useful texts V for Vendetta plot summaries (IMDB) Bonfire Night 2015: Why do we celebrate fireworks night? Who […]

Halloween Activities

Here’s a spooky mix of Halloween activities and worksheets taken from different sections of our site. Don’t forget to turn down the lights and put on some atmospheric music to create a perfectly chilling atmosphere. For online Halloween activities, see our sister site Halloween Half Crossword Pairs of students are each given half of […]

Parallel dialogues

I got this idea from the In Company Teacher’s resource book (pre intermediate) which contains plenty of great Business English activities. These following dialogues are split into two columns. In one column the English is somehow incorrect. Students read through the dialogue and decide for each line of dialogue which column contains correct English. The […]