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 of scenery to stimulate their imaginations? Here are ten outdoor activities which need little or no preparation. Scavenger hunt Make a list of items for your […]

Word match – a minimal pairs game for teaching pronunciation

The aim of this minimal pairs game is to get learners to notice problems they have with different but similar vowel and consonant sounds and to practise reproducing the correct sound. Minimal pairs are pairs of words that differ in only one phonological element, for example, a vowel change such as in bed and bad […]

Poker Face

Poker Face is a true or false type game that can be played with a pack of playing cards (or slips of paper). You can use it to review specific tenses and for question asking practice. Deal each player three to five cards. The first player lays one of their cards face down and makes […]

Snap! (forms of to be)

This is a matching exercise to practise short answers, as well as the different forms of the verb be. It’s also available as a web app for your smartphone or tablet. Put students into pairs and give each pair their own pile of snap cards Get the students to shuffle them and then arrange them into two columns, […]