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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 […]

As a warm up today I passed out playing cards to my 34 5th graders (face down on desk). I had them place the cards on their foreheads without looking. I cautioned them that they were NOT to indicate (with words or gestures) what the cards were to their neighbours, that this wass a serious […]

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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. […]

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 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

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 […]

One great recipe is to play a video with vocabulary content. Not flashcards but something real and beautiful.  Then, students either write or speak or brainstorm all the vocabulary from the video in the specific category you mention.  An example is the video Forgotten. Play and get students to list all the places in the […]

Story chains are simple ways to keep students telling a story. Start a story and then students keep adding lines to continue. They can even be done with only words, students relating words to other words through association. One higher level example is using the Zen story about the lucky farmer. Start by telling the […]


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