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Board Race

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:23:01 +0000

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 start of the class to get students active. It is a great way of testing […]



Scavenger Hunt

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:46:17 +0000

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 item. This request may involve a little trading, and since the groups are competing against […]



Class “Chain” activity

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:16:05 +0000

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 to say you like them or don’t like them. Next, on a small slip of […]



Winners and Losers

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:16:03 +0000

As a warm up today I passed out playing cards to my 34 5th graders (face down on desk). I had them place the cards on their foreheads without looking. I cautioned them that they were NOT to indicate (with words or gestures) what the cards were to their neighbours, that this wass a serious […]



Top 10 Guessing

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 23:25:54 +0000

This is a recipe for any kind of theme.   1. Ask the students, what are the top 10 X (example. Cities in the world – see as youtube video below and here as a gif book) 2. Give students 5 minutes to brainstorm a list in their group. 3. Ask students for their guesses. […]



Video Lessons Galore

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:57:38 +0000

EFL Classroom 2.0 is now totally free and open for all teachers and students. Part of this is the site EFL Video Lessons. There you can scroll through a player with recommended videos for a specific category or CEFR level. Also, each video comes with a lesson plan and materials on EFL Classroom 2.0. Hundreds! […]



The Black Hole

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:59:07 +0000

This video makes a great prediction or writing exercise. Just stop and pause and then students guess what happens next. Loads of possibilities to teach with this. Teachers can download the video on EFL Classroom 2.0 for use offline. Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0



Guess Where I Am?

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:57:40 +0000

This is an easy but fun lesson to practice geography, question making and language skills. 1. Choose one student who comes to the front of the class. 2. The student writes in big letters on a piece of paper with marker, a country or place in the world.  3. Students have 10 guesses/questions and after […]



Stop The Bus

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:40:44 +0000

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 down a word beginning with that letter for each category. First to finish and […]



Leave The Room

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:36:07 +0000

This is a standard game and can be played to practice a variety of language forms (or just for fun!).  I use it to practice the difficult “have/has been …” present perfect tense.  Put the forms on the board.   The …….(s) has / have been ………….. 1. One student is elected and asked to […]