Category: speaking

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 …

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 …

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 …

Post it celebrity

Here is an ESL class ice breaker and speaking activity. On some post it notes write the name of celebrities, politicians, famous characters etc. Stick a post it note, with a name, on each student …

Has got monsters

Here is an ESL activity to practice have/has got and body vocabulary. After you have introduced body vocabulary and has got, print or draw a few different monster flashcards. Put the flashcards on the board …

Describe and draw

Here is an activity to practice vocabulary, prepositions of place and present continuous. Get your students into pairs and give one student a picture and the other a paper and pencil. The student with the …

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 …

How to teach adverbs

Here is an ESL teaching idea for adverbs. As you know adverbs describe verbs/actions so I usually find a text that is easy to mime to.  Put your class into groups and have one student …