Tag: vocabulary

Board Race

A classic.

Board Race is a fun game that is used for revising vocabulary, whether it be words from the lesson you’ve just taught or words from a lesson you taught last week. It can also be used at the … Read More ....

Scavenger Hunt

In small groups, students have a list of 34 common items that they will have to collect in a given amount of time. To do this, they will need to ask other students in class if they can borrow an … Read More ....

Stop The Bus

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 ....

Vocabulary Recycling

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 ....

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 ....

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.

-first  What kinds … Read More ....

A Video Lesson

One great recipe is to play a video with vocabulary content. Not flashcards but something real and beautiful.  Then, students either write or speak or brainstorm all the vocabulary from the video in the specific category you mention. 

An example … Read More ....

Classroom labeling

This is a great idea for the start of the year. 

Give each group of students some card board strips of paper. Also some tape. 

Students brainstorm the names of all things in the classroom (in English!). 

Then, ask them … Read More ....

Message in the air

Great activity to revise VOCABULARY from previous classes.

Ask students to think of a word they’ve learned previously. They have to make sure they know how to write it.

Students come to the front of the class and write the … Read More ....

Words – Collocations

This recipe is for intermediate or higher levels. But the video can be used for all levels really.

This video is superb! It has verbs linked to nouns in categories (Play / Blow etc… see the worksheet).

Watch the … Read More ....