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Sometimes it is really difficult to avoid students talk in their mother tongue, so usually I choose a corner of the whiteboard and draw a small circle and write Portuguese Area. So if a students want to say anything that he/she can’t say in English he/she has to stand up and go to the Portuguese […]

Overview: A simple but fun quick-fire game to liven up a class or as a reward in the final segment of a language lesson.  A student comes to the front of the class, the students choose a topic (for example, ‘Your last holiday’, ‘Your favourite food’ etc), then the class fire questions to the student.  […]

Students often have problems with coming up with enough details for their examples when writing descriptive or even persuasive essays. So I came up with this exercise to teach them how to write enough content that the reader understands their examples.  I start by writing this sentence on the board: NLP is one of the […]

This recipe is for intermediate or higher levels. But the video can be used for all levels really. This video is superb! It has verbs linked to nouns in categories (Play / Blow etc… see the worksheet). Watch the video first and see if students can find the verbs that are shown in context. Next, […]

Dictagloss is an activity that works with many short texts/passages. I’ve used it over the years and it seems to motivate and “work” because there is a built in task — the task of reconstructing the original text. 1.Let students listen to you or a higher level student read a selected text or story. (don’t […]

# 96 Running Dictation This activity can be used with any level – just use an appropriate text. It is great for introducing a text that you will study in depth through intensive reading. Or it can also be used to finish off a lesson/unit and review the text again… Basically, you have to do […]

I got this one from EFL Classroom 2.0. There is a ppt you can use to do dialogues which is cool.    Disappearing dialogues is a very much used language teaching technique 1. Elicit and write the dialogue. Or use a prepared dialogue. 2. Students practice in pairs.   3. Once they are comfortable with […]

MoTiVaTiNg PrOjEcTs To LeArN EnGLiSH: CrEAte YouR EnGLish GaMe Hi, there!,     Last year, I asked my students to do the following project: CREATE YOUR ENGLISH GAME! It was a hard task, but so REWARDING!!!!!!! Because of that, I’ve just decided to share this interesting useful IDEA with other students and teachers. Let me […]

First, come to class with some pictures you’ve cut out of a newspaper or magazine. Nice gift ideas. Tell the students it’s Christmas and walk around the class giving items. Stop at a student, handing them the picture and say, “Merry Christmas! Students if advanced must reply with more than “you’re welcome” and should use […]

This lesson is simple and a wonderful way to celebrate X-mas.Get more resources/ideas on EFL Classroom’s Xmas resource page.   1. Watch The Great Toy Robbery. Put students in pairs and have one watch the screen, the other look away. Partner A describes what he is watching to Partner B who can’t see. Switch part […]


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