This is an excellent way to get students speaking and to practice “home” related vocabulary and prepositions. 1. Warm up by quizzing students about prepositions. Take a pen and place it around your body. Ask, “Where’s the pen?”. Place it in some funny places! 2. In pairs with a pen, students practice and do the […]
I am a firm believer in this! The students create the materials in a simple fashion for practicing / producing language. The context is given and so they have an easy time to speak. Also, very simple and less work for the teacher! These can range from brainstorming activities to projects. Using pieces of paper […]
This is a variation of the 20 questions game but can also be a way to learn/produce/practice all lesson vocabulary. Give all students post it notes. ( I like using the small ones, the really tiny ones). Students choose a famous person to write on the note OR a vocabulary item that you’ve studied/learned (maybe […]
Soccer is an international game and all kids are crazy about it – even girls! Whiteboard soccer is a great way to make review and quizzes fun. Draw a soccer pitch on the board. A magnet will be the ball. Divide the class into two teams. If you want to do it all the […]
I’m a big fan of SCC – student created content. Instead of just handing out a photocopy or a worksheet – get the students to make the activity or worksheet! They learn while making the content and since they have an investment in the actual content/stuff of the lesson, they are much more motivated and […]
Students love to talk about celebrities. 1. Put the names of some celebrities on the board. Describe one and the students will guess who it is. Erase that name and continue until all are erased. 2. Give students a blank piece of paper. Give them one minute to write down the name of all the […]
Jeopardy is a great way to review your student learning and to motivate your students. Also a good game for a camp or a class that likes competition. If you have a computer, use many of the games/templates on EFL Classroom 2.0. (Also go to the bottom of the Games page for flash jeopardy games). […]
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