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  • It really gets students focused and working on task as a team and can be a saviour to fill the last ten minutes on a class when you have run out of ideas!Procedure
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  • Put students into two teams. Ask the teams to write five questions they’d like to ask you.Then ask for a volunteer from each team to sit at the front of the class. They are going to imagine they are you, and spend a few minutes ‘in the teacher’s...
  • Pass the parcel (Whole class/mixed ability groups)Prepare five or six boxes or envelopes decorated or wrapped with Christmas paper. In each parcel put a group activity with a Christmas theme for students to try e.g. a word search, a dialogue to...
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  • You will need a sticky label for each student or a pack of sticky notes.PreparationTell students that they have got the job of reporter for a magazine about famous people. They are going to interview some famous people and they need to prepare some...
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  • It works well with factual texts in EFL, texts used in CLIL lessons and quizzes related to any subject. Materials Texts/authentic articles previously studied or quizzes completed in class. Preparation Prepare a few questions about factual...
  • The teacher begins with a sentence, for example 'If I go out tonight, I’ll go to the cinema.' The next person in the circle must use the end of the previous sentence to begin their own sentence, for example 'If I go to the cinema, I’ll watch Charlie...
  • Despite the simplicity it can be really challenging and I would only use it with higher levels.
  • Just select a follow-up activity that is appropriate for the age and level of the class but the basic procedure is the same for everyone.Procedure
  • You can choose your own topics either based on the topics you've covered in lessons or topics that you think will be of interest to your students.
  • It works well with lower intermediate and higher levels and it can be stretched and used as part of a lesson, as a warmer or filler.PreparationYou will need large rubber bands and mini flashcards. The mini flashcards should each have a word or a...
  • You need scraps of paper and dice for this activity. You will need 12 bits of paper and two dice for each group of between 3 and 6 students.  Procedure Put the students into groups and ask each group to write 12 topics they are interested in on the...
  • You can make the dictation as easy or difficult as you like, depending on the level of the group and you can use drawing dictations to revise vocabulary you've studied in class in a fun way.Procedure If you've been studying food, dictate...
  • Procedure Students and you stand or sit in a circle.Pass the ball to the person next to you in the circle and pretend the ball is really heavy by miming.Tell the person next to you that it's really, really heavy.They continue passing the ball around...
  • ProcedureIf you want to play it as a team game put students into teams.You (or a student on one of the teams) describe an object. You may decide only to use objects that are in the class, or specific to a place or a topic you've just studied.As you...
  • ProcedureLine up the class in a row facing you.Say a sentence and students have to decide if the sentence is right or wrong. For example, ‘Today is Friday' or ‘There are 14 students in our class today' or ‘Mateu is wearing a green jumper'.If the...
  • It is enjoyable because students are asked to predict the first word, in the same way people try to guess which horse will come first in a race, giving a strong motivation for the short but very intensive listening activity, in the form of a horse...
  • You may need to check that the students understand the concept of an auction.Procedure Put the students into pairs or small groups and give each pair a sheet of sentences and their money limit. If you can find monopoly or other fake money to use it...
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  • The activity should work at most levels above elementary, as long as your students have some knowledge of past tenses, but it works best when they also know past continuous / progressive too. All you need to get things started is a sheet of plain...

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