Simple ideas for busy teachers
Simple ideas for teachers to use as classroom lessons
This is a recipe for any kind of theme.
1. Ask the students, what are the top 10 X (example. Cities in the world – see as youtube video below and here as a gif book)
2. Give students … Read More ....
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This video makes a great prediction or writing exercise. Just stop and pause and then students guess what happens next. Loads of possibilities to teach with this.
Get the video and teaching resources here.
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This is an easy but fun lesson to practice geography, question making and language skills.
1. Choose one student who comes to the front of the class.
2. The student writes in big letters on a piece of paper with … Read More ....
This is a great game that is easy to start/finish.
1. Get students in small groups.
2. Select 3 categories. Ex. Food / Country / Verb
3. Select a letter from the alphabet. Ex. G
4. Students have to write … Read More ....
This is a standard game and can be played to practice a variety of language forms (or just for fun!).
I use it to practice the difficult “have/has been …” present perfect tense.
Put the forms on the board. The … Read More ....
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 … Read More ....
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 … Read More ....
Asking your questions
Students get a chance to ask each other questions, then try to guess the original questions based on a handful of answers.
B1 – above
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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. … Read More ....