Category: Use Of English

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. …

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, …

Sentence Transformation

Here is an interesting and fun idea to practice or introduce sentence transformation exercises in the Use of English paper. Find a sentence transformation exercise and cut up the sentences.  Get the students working in …