Category: vocabulary

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Past Simple Questions

This is an ESL idea to practice making past simple questions. Once you have introduced how to make past simple questions, choose a film (It should be adequate for age, level and have English subtitles!) …