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Paint Chip Essay Instruction

Writing Activities

Paint Chip Essay Writing
I had been experiencing trouble with teaching essay writing for some reason this year. I had seen a video from “TeachingChannel” about using paint chips from the hardware store to teach suffixes, prefixes and … Read More ....

Superlative speaking cards – Who’s the … student in class?

This is a fun follow-up speaking activity for practising superlatives. Make cards with superlative form of personality adjectives. The number of cards depends on the number of the students in the class. Distribute the cards so that each student has Read More ....

Home

This is an easy “video” lesson. Get extra resources for teaching with it here.¬†

Ask students to brainstorm all the things / buildings that could be called “home”. Then show the video and see how many they got correct. Show … Read More ....

ESL/EFL teaching activities and tips

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Blow The Fish

This is a great game to play with large classes

Ideal if you are in Korea.

Make teams according to rows. Tell each row to make a paper fish. You place each fish between the rows. They should all be … Read More ....

The Feather Game

The Feather Game

Make a prop (for this one I used a paper feather) and have Ss pass it around while the T closes their eyes and counts down from 20. 

Then the T must find the feather with CCQs: Read More ....

Body English

Especially for beginners – what I call “Body English” is a great technique. 

Start with letters / spelling and numbers.  

1. Bring a student to the front of the class.  

2. “Draw” a number or spell a simple … Read More ....

A Life InBTween: teen speak

This video is super for teenagers especially. A Life InBTween.   Animation that has a lot of really “toally” “completely” fascinating language. 

Show the video with or without subtitles. Resources here.  Divide up into the four parts and use for … Read More ....

Everthing but the articles ! Using newpaper ads

One of my all time teaching activities has been the use of Restauraunt ads and up coming events from an English language Newpaper-if not local you will have to make a simple map to help them out.

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Sentence Auction

I used to play a game called Sentence Auction. Print up money from your home country and give each group of students the same ammount of money. I used to do $1000 in $10 and $20 bills. Then write a Read More ....