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 […]
Images are powerful materials that a teacher can use to help students learn language. Just released is the “50 Ways To Use Images In The Classroom” list. A great resource with loads of examples and instant recipes. Check it out.
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 […]
This is a pair activity for practising giving advice. Make ten problem cards. Choose ten students who will tell their partner about his/her problem. Then the partner will give them advice. These cards can be used for practising second conditional using “If I were you, I’d…, you should, you could…). You can find my set […]
Teaching the alphabet can be fun. A great activity for YLs – learn the alphabet by making the letters with your body or hand signs. See how these YLs did it. Use this as a flash presentation.
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 […]
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