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A classic. Board Race is a fun game that is used for revising vocabulary, whether it be words from the lesson you’ve just taught or words from a lesson you taught last week. It can also be used at the start of the class to get students active. It is a great way of testing […]

In small groups, students have a list of 34 common items that they will have to collect in a given amount of time. To do this, they will need to ask other students in class if they can borrow an item. This request may involve a little trading, and since the groups are competing against […]

This idea can be used for any category to see who in the class likes X or Y. Here’s an example using pop groups. Brainstorm some of the student’s favorite pop groups. Write them on the board along with ways to say you like them or don’t like them. Next, on a small slip of […]

This is a recipe for any kind of theme.   1. Ask the students, what are the top 10 X (example. Cities in the world – see as youtube video below and here as a gif book) 2. Give students 5 minutes to brainstorm a list in their group. 3. Ask students for their guesses. […]

This video makes a great prediction or writing exercise. Just stop and pause and then students guess what happens next. Loads of possibilities to teach with this. Teachers can download the video on EFL Classroom 2.0 for use offline. Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

Images are powerful materials that a teacher can use to help students learn language. Just released is the “50 Ways To Use Images In The Classroom” list.  A great resource with loads of examples and instant recipes. Check it out. 

This is a great way to practice the future tense and learn about each other. Adapted from Jill Hadfield’s “Communication Games”. 1. Ask students about their resolutions. Put the target language on the board – “This year, I will / I resolve to / I’m going to ………. 2.  List some of the common resolutions […]

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Teaching the alphabet can be fun. A great activity for YLs – learn the alphabet by making the letters with your body or hand signs. See how these YLs did it. Use this as a flash presentation.  

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A simple video that makes a powerful lesson for talking about the future, resolutions, making lists.This video is a nice compliment.Ask students to brainstorm a list of 10 things they want to prioritize. Then play the video and see how many are similar. Most points/matches wins! Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

I had a nice time in a teacher training session with this video chant commercial. Just play and stop between the parts of the man/woman.  Divide the class in half with the woman / men repeating the line each time you stop. Then, play again but shut off the video audio and get students to […]


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