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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. […]

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 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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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 […]

This is an excellent video to study places in a house. As the video plays, you can have students note the places in the house.  Check by replaying.  Ask the students how the place has changed, what was happening in the room and what is happening now. Lots of critical thinking embedded in this simple […]

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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