Simple ideas for busy teachers
EFL Teaching Recipes
Simple ideas for teachers to use as classroom lessons
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 ....
One sterling activity to engage students studying remotely is to do a home scavenger hunt.
Students have X minutes to find the objects and then report back and “show and tell” with other students in the video call. A nice … 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 ....
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 a real easy idea and especially good for the start of a school year or the beginning of any month or the year.
Provide students with this template and have them research all the important dates for the … Read More ....
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 ....
Level: Elementary +
Aim: to revise vocabulary or grammar; to practice word order; to practice fluency
Time: 15 minutes or more
Language skills: speaking, writing, reading, listening
Types of learners: auditory, visual
Material: an A5 blank piece … Read More ....
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 … Read More ....