Make your own story books

Here is an ESL creative writing idea to use in the classroom.  First you need to make 2 booklets (for each group) by dividing an A4 sheet into 4 and then stapling 6 of them …

Past Perfect Pictures

Here is an ESL  idea to practice the Past Perfect. After introducing the rules to  Past perfect, put 6-8 different pictures around the classroom that tell a story. Get your students into pairs and tell …

What’s the story?

Here is an ESL idea to practise speaking, asking questions and storytelling. 1. First, either draw or wite the necessary words that make up a story and get your students to guess. 2. Then, you divide your …

Miming reading

Here is a fun ESL idea to help students enjoy reading and listening. Choose an interesting text that is easy to mime.  Ask your class for two volunteers (should be strong students!) and tell them …

Dice Bingo

Here is an ESL warmer. At the beginning of the lesson write a list of questions related to the things that will come up in that lesson. Bring in a selection of boxes and ask …

Teamwork

Here is an ESL idea to help with discipline problems and teamwork in the classroom. I usually do this on the first day of class.  After you have done some getting to know you games …

Break the ice with wordle

Here is an ESL class icebreaker idea. This is a great idea for the students to get to know the teacher and eachother. Before the lesson go on www.wordle.net and prepare a wordle with sentences …

Getting to know you dice!

Here is an ESL icebreaker idea to help get to know eachother. On the board write numbers 1-6 on the board, giving each number a topic e.g 1=family, 2 =hobbies etc. Put your students in …

Find someone who YOU want!

Here is a fun ESL class icebreaker to use in your first lesson.  This is a fresh take on the traditional find someone who activity.   The teacher firstly tells the class that they want …

Getting to know the teacher!

Here is an ESL class icebreaker idea to help the students get to know the teacher and eachother. On the board write some information about yourself.  You should put some info that is obvious and …