Tag: activity

Heads Down, thumbs up!

This game is also known as 7 up.

Select 4-5 students and give them a flashcard/picture.

All other students put their heads down and one thumb up. The other students go around the classroom and gently squeeze one student’s thumb. … Read More ....

Unfortunately / Fortunately

Help your students learn to think positively with the game Fortunately-Unfortunately.

One player begins with an unfortunate statement like, “Unfortunately, there is a bat in the car.”

The next player has to counter with something more fortunate like, “Fortunately, I … Read More ....

The Circle Game

1. Get all the students to sit in chairs in a circle except one person who does not have a chair. This person stands in the middle of the circle.

2. The person in the middle calls out one instruction… Read More ....

Criss Cross

Learners must be seated in organized rows at least 4×4.


Have the front row of learners stand. Ask simple questions like “What day/time is it?”


 Learners raise their hands (or blurt out answers) and the first person to … Read More ....

Personalized Lesson activities

This video presentation I made, has many recipes and ideas for teachers.

All the activities are basic EFL activities that help teachers personalize lesson content and allow students to talk and learn English through their own lives and experiences. This … Read More ....

Word Bean Bag Toss

Tossing bean bags is a great way to get students speaking and turn taking ( a valuable and essential language skill). You can use them to tell stories, ask and answer questions, respond with “first word you think of…” etc…..… Read More ....