Category: games

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 …

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 …

Magic Mini boards

Here is an ESL idea to practice grammar, games,spelling and vocabulary. This is a fantastic idea which can be used with any ESL activity. Instead of getting your students to do grammar exercises in their …

Dice monsters

Here is an ESL idea to practice have got or body vocabulary. After you have introduced body vocabulary give each student a piece of paper and pencil.  Put your students into groups of 4 and …

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 …

Comparative Activities

Here are some activities to practice comparatives. 1.Take in some magazines into the classroom and tell your students to cut out any two people they like. (but the more different the better!) Tell them to glue …

Go Fish (Version 2)

Here is another ESL idea to practice speaking fluency and vocabulary in the classroom. Firstly, cut up some paper into little squares and hand some out to your students.  Tell them to write any words …

Go Fish (Version 1)

Here is a teaching idea to practice present simple, past simple or present perfect. Firstly, you have to make/print some cards.  You might have to spend some time making them but they will be used time …

Make your own game

Here  is a fantastic idea to practice speaking.  This activity can be used to practice and revise any grammar tense. First, get your students into groups and tell them that they are going to make …

Call my Bluff

Here is a fun and different activity to introduce or revise vocabulary. First, for each vocabulary word you have to write down three possible definitions.  In class, after putting your students in groups, you tell the …