Bring vocabulary to life with Scatter Sheets

Scatter Sheets can be used as warm up, theme introduction, vocabulary presentation and fluency exercises. A Scatter Sheet is a page of randomly distributed lexis based around a theme, for example In the Office, At the Supermarket. Students take it in turns describing items for the other students to guess. The teacher helps with any words left […]

What’s in your fridge? – a vocabulary guessing game

This is a vocabulary guessing game for practising is there and are there questions, as well as quantifiers like some, any, a lot of and vocabulary related to food, the home, the workplace, or any other suitable category. Write the name of each student on the board and underneath their name mark three lives, like this I I I. Students […]

Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe is a quick and fun way to review a number of grammar forms. I often use it to practise irregular forms of the past simple. You need two teams of 1-4 to play this game, one team plays as Xs, the other as Os. Draw a Tic Tac Toe grid on the […]

The A to Z game – a quick and fun vocabulary race

The A to Z game is a fun and occasionally rowdy vocabulary game and a surefire way to inject some energy into the classroom. It’s ideal as a warmer and is a great way to introduce new topics. Themes might include adjectives,  jobs, food, things you take on holiday, etc. If you like this activity […]