Prompts are great for getting students to use their English both spoken and written.
We’ve worked hard to provide teachers with easy-to-use prompts, templates, and organizers. Now, we’ve updated our prompt generators and given them a nice, … Read More ....
Teaching Speaking – Activities
Teaching speaking is the core of what many language teachers do. It’s important to understand the classic activities that support teaching speaking and getting students to communicate in the language.
Here are some great recipes for activating your students’ powers … Read More ....
Teaching a language is both super difficult and super easy. That’s contradictory but if you’ve taught a number of years, I think you’ll also see the logic and sense in that statement.
One of our main jobs is to give … 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 ....
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 ....
A 4 Word Story
Level: Elementary +
Aim: to revise vocabulary or grammar; to practice word order; to practice fluency
Time: 15 minutes or more
Language skills: speaking, writing, reading, listening
Types of learners: auditory, visual
Material: an A5 blank piece … Read More ....
My Favorite Subject
MY FAVOURITE SUBJECT
Aim: to practice fluency; to practice word order; to revise vocabulary
Time: 20 minutes or more
Language skills: speaking (in variation – writing, reading)
Types of learners: auditory, kinesthetic, visual
Materials for the … Read More ....
Action Man – Describe The Action
Students simply describe what Action Man is doing. Pause and then have students describe the stunt. They’ll love the challenge!
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Alexa Says …
A very simple recipe. Play this video (or any video of Alexa commands) and pause after the command. Get students to guess what Alexa will reply. Simple, beautiful and fun lesson! Maybe even bring Alexa to class to!
Class “Chain” activity
This idea can be used for any category to see who in the class likes X or Y. Here’s an example using pop groups.
Brainstorm some of the student’s favorite pop groups.
Write them on the board along with ways … Read More ....