Tag: game

Fling the Teacher review game

Fling the Teacher is a great game.

Created by Andrew Field, a history teacher, you can download the generator and get instructions on how to make your own game for reviewing your lessons.

Students love the game and try one … 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 ....

Mystery Object

Bring an item that is so unusual that the learners are not likely to recognize what it is. Spend some time eliciting basic descriptions of the item and guesses about what it is and how it’s used. If possible, pass … Read More ....

Have you ever…?

This is great for practicing past participles and the present progressive tense.

Arrange group into a large circle with one person in the middle. The leader will prompt with the phrase “Have you ever ?”

The person in the middle … 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 ....

Last One Standing Song Game

This game is fantastic!  Select some vocabulary from a song your student’s enjoy (select words that repeat a lot). Then, ask them to choose and write in large letters, one of those words/phrases.

Divide the students into groups.  The students … Read More ....

What’s the first word you think of when I say…….?

I use this activity as a warm up with students. They love it and it really gets them producing and reviewing their own stored language and also becoming quicker at responding in English (and not translating).

1. Ask students at … 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 ....

SLAP

This is a very simple exercise that you can use everyday when using flashcards to make it much easier & more fun!

Go through your flashcards with the children first…and when finished, lay them down face up around the children. … Read More ....

BANANA

One child sits in a chair and has to answer the questions of classmates with the word “banana” without changing their facial expression or smiling.

Continue until they lose or can’t be beat!

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