Category: FCE Exam Practice

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 …

All in one!

Here is an ESL activity that practises reading, writing and speaking. Choose an appropriate text for your class.  After they have read the text, tell your students they are going to test their colleagues! In …

Vocabulary treasure hunt

Here is an ESL revision or ice breaker idea. This activity can be used to introduce new vocabulary at the beginning of the year or revision at the end. Before the lesson write out a …

Pass the paper

This is an ESL idea to revise or introduce vocabulary. If, for example, you are doing transport vocabulary then get 3 A3 papers and on each write a different category. e.g. air, sea and land. …

Speaking Paper ball fight

Here is an ESL speaking and revision idea. This activity can be used to practice any topic or grammar use.  If you are teaching present perfect then get some used A4 paper and cut into …

Get them speaking!

Here is an ESL speaking and revision idea.   This is an activity you can use whatever the topic or grammar use.  If you are teaching the past simple questions then get some used A4 …

How to practice vocabulary and spelling

Here is an ESL teaching idea to practice vocabulary, spelling and the word formation exercise in the use of english. Find a word formation exercise and get the answers.  Cut out some pieces of card …

Use of English Open Cloze

Here is an activity to practice Use of English open cloze. Firstly, give your students an open cloze exercise and ask them what kind of words go in the spaces. Write on envelopes all the …

Word Formation

Here is an FCE Use of English and prefixes/suffixes practice idea Before going into class choose a word formation exercise.  On the board  put a nought and crosses grid with a different word, from the exercise, …