Recipes under the ‘Intermediate’ Category

If you have a screen and projector – using video in class brings amazing power – the power of context, into your teaching. The classroom no longer has 4 walls!  Here is one quick idea. Use the video  When I grow Up . The students watch and note all the jobs they can possible note […]

This is a very simple idea that works to help students talk about events and narrate a story.   Write many ideas / vocabulary on the board, all over the board.  ex.  A girl in pjamas,  a ball,  Thursday,  green,   Last night,  the President,  kill,  Oh, it is beautiful.  etc….  Start by telling the […]

This is a real recipe!   Students use English for a real purpose, explaining to a partner or fellow group members, how to do something.  I usually start listing numbers on the board and writing a title – How to ……………..   I ask students to explain the steps of how to do some simple […]

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This is a great idea for the start of the year.  Give each group of students some card board strips of paper. Also some tape.  Students brainstorm the names of all things in the classroom (in English!).  Then, ask them to go tape the names up around the classroom. First come, first server. After, take […]

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It would be great to get students working in teams to write up a dialogue for this cool google doodle video a la Charlie Chaplin. Then play the video as students read out/perform their dialogue. Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

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 […]

Great activity to revise VOCABULARY from previous classes. Ask students to think of a word they’ve learned previously. They have to make sure they know how to write it. Students come to the front of the class and write the word in the air using his index finger. Then, students write down they word and […]

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.  […]


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