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50 Christmas Ideas

There are so many things you can do for Xmas lessons. Xmas movies or videos. Write Xmas cards. Give imaginary gifts. Play Xmas games like bingo or Jeopardy. Decorate the class. Sing carols, even karaoke. Hum and guess the carol! … Read More ....

This Or That Game

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 ....

Free 2021 Calendars

Calendars are great to use in the classroom. Students can personalize them and learn about the important dates of the English world and for the school year.

Give students a big piece of chart paper and assign each group a … Read More ....

Alphabet Cards

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 ....

Human Sentences

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 ....

Name 3

name3things

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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Who Is It?

Write everyone’s names on slips of paper and put them in a hat or box. Choose two pairs of learners to be players, and ask each of them to pick a name and keep it a secret. Ask the rest … Read More ....

Listening Skills Story

listeningI do this story often with new classes – int/adv. levels. It really helps emphasize the need to listen carefully.

1. Tell a story like the one below. Start with ” I’m going to tell you a story. Listen carefully. … Read More ....

Retell A Movie Plot

Students watch a lot of movies! So harness this and get them “retelling” a movie plot and sharing their thoughts about a movie in English.

Use this template so they can prepare their thoughts about the movie they have chosen … Read More ....

Word Chain

wordchainWrite a word on the board. For example “apple”.

Ask students to continue with new words or expressions using the last letters of the previous word.

Ex. apple – learn – ever – very – ryebread – address …..
Pts. … Read More ....