Question Time: A simple activity to promote group discussion

Ask students to each think of three topics that might be interesting to discuss. Topics could range from nice weather or favourite foods to the political situation in Uganda, etc. Stress that the subjects are anonymous, nobody knows who contributes which subject. Students write their topics on small slips of paper, fold them and drop them […]


This ESL classic is often given as a suggested activity for practising the past continuous tense. However, in my experience, students often revert to the past simple in the heat of the moment. Nevertheless, it’s still an often hilarious game which encourages inventive thinking while posing and answering questions. Inform students that a terrible crime […]