Category: Writing

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 creative writing.

Here is an idea to teach creative writing. Look in a book or print some random pictures which should tell a story. I usually use the story in Cutting Edge Intermediate Unit 10. Tell your …

Magazine Story

Here is an ESL idea to practice past simple, past continuous or past perfect. Give your students magazines and tell them you will give them 5 minutes to cut out any pictures they like. Get …

How to teach the Present simple

Here is an ESL idea to introduce Present Simple.  I usually start by teaching them how to tell the time then go on to routines. First, you have to make some mini clocks with hands …

Comic Story

This is a fantastic idea to get your students writing or even to practice reported speech. Firstly, ask your students who their favourite comic hero is.  Get them to do a profile of their favourite hero …

Get up and write

Here is an idea to get students writing and practising grammar. If for example you have just taught the past simple, write about 8 “slash sentences”e.g. Joana/not go/ to school yesterday (Joana didn’t go to school yesterday) …

Envelope Writing Surprise

Here is a fun and creative idea for writing practice. On little bits of paper write down any vocabulary that they have learned, including some really random ones, (a sausage, a sword etc) some people, places …