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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 […]

EFL Classroom 2.0 is now totally free and open for all teachers and students. Part of this is the site EFL Video Lessons. There you can scroll through a player with recommended videos for a specific category or CEFR level. Also, each video comes with a lesson plan and materials on EFL Classroom 2.0. Hundreds! […]

This is an easy but fun lesson to practice geography, question making and language skills. 1. Choose one student who comes to the front of the class. 2. The student writes in big letters on a piece of paper with marker, a country or place in the world.  3. Students have 10 guesses/questions and after […]

This is a great game that is easy to start/finish.  1. Get students in small groups.  2. Select 3 categories. Ex. Food  / Country  /  Verb 3. Select a letter from the alphabet.   Ex. G 4. Students have to write down a word beginning with that letter for each category. First to finish and […]

This is a standard game and can be played to practice a variety of language forms (or just for fun!).  I use it to practice the difficult “have/has been …” present perfect tense.  Put the forms on the board.   The …….(s) has / have been ………….. 1. One student is elected and asked to […]

This is a fun activity to do at the beginning of the school year or course. But works any time.  Ask students to bring in 5 photos with family and friends in them. Have some of your own to provide to students who forget or don’t bring some – they can make up the answers! […]

Here is an activity for vocabulary revision. This activity works well with the students who need constant control for vocabulary revision. First, we need to make sure that we have spent enough time on teaching vocabulary, then we can divide the class into two (according to the number of people in the class) .We will […]

Asking your questions TEACHING NOTES ACTIVITY Students get a chance to ask each other questions, then try to guess the original questions based on a handful of answers. GRAMMAR/VOCABULARY Questions LEVEL B1 – above TIME 30 minutes WHAT TO DO 1. Before class, make copies of the handout (see at the end of this recipe). […]

I have used this recipe to hilarious effect over my teaching years. Always a winner!  It focuses on the present perfect continuous tense and gets students practicing this form/conjugations. Come to class dressed up kind of looking like Mr. Bean. Tell students you are Mr. Has Been.  Have a set of flashcards or word cards […]


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