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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 …

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 …

It wasn’t me!!!

Here is an ESL idea to practice past simple or past continuous questions. Tell your class that something was stolen from your school last night!!  There was a witness who saw three people leaving the …

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. …