Simple ideas for busy teachers
EFL Teaching Recipes
Simple ideas for teachers to use as classroom lessons
It’s easy to count using our fingers! Use this to get students to give advice and list the ways to do something. They can then list on their fingers – 1,2,3,4,5.
How to –
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A fun game to practice description and talking about people and their lives is the celebrity guessing game.
Get a photo collage of many celebrities. A student starts talking about one celebrity and others must then guess who it is. … Read More ....
Bringing reality into the classroom is so important. Language is something we use in the real world and so it is incumbent that teachers link their lessons to actual use in the wider world.
One nice example is a – … Read More ....
A fun game you can play online or off.
1. Students go and find an object that makes sound.
2. Keep it hidden or turn off the camera.
3. Then they do the sound and others guess.
4. Who guessed … Read More ....
This is a super easy game to play. Students vs teacher or in pairs student vs student.
Provide a This or That handout. Choices for students to make about the teacher or their partner. Here is a free one about … Read More ....
Simple activity for beginners. Helps them to learn how to spell basic words.
Download and print out a set of alphabet cards. https://resources.eltbuzz.com/7vm
Call out a word and students spell it using the letter cards. Get students to challenge each … Read More ....
This is helpful for learners with lower language levels who are struggling with the auxiliary verb system (be, do and have).
I give learners a piece of paper or mini-whiteboard with one word of a short sentence. They … Read More ....
I adapted this idea from the Hot Spot series of young learner coursebooks, and use it to review vocabulary from previous lessons.
At the start of a lesson, I ask learners to write the names of:
A simple game. Write a bunch of categories and have students brainstorm 3 things for each category.
Then take up with the groups in turn. Each thing not repeated gets a point. Continue with all categories. Most points win.
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This is very much like the famous quiz game, Golden Bell. Play until one student standing who can then challenge the teacher.
Students stand in a line. The first two in the line face off. The teacher shows a … Read More ....