Here you can find a wide range of short activities to use in your secondary classroom. All of our activities are designed around themes engaging and relevant to secondary learners and can be used to complement your school curriculum, giving students an opportunity to develop their English language and skills in motivating and enjoyable ways. Written by young learner experts from around the world, our activities are easy to use and aim to give your students the skills and confidence they need to enjoy learning English.

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This activity can be used for all levels and could be extended to a mini-project for younger students.

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These notes on dictation come from a talk presented by Edna Equihua

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These notes on dictation come from a talk presented by Edna Equihua.

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These notes on dictation come from a talk presented by Edna Equihua, 22 August, 2003.

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This is a discussion activity that you can use to find out about your students’ opinions of language learning and how important they...

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I have an activity which I use with my intermediate / advanced students. It's called 'discussion bingo' and I use it to get students...

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Discussion wheels are a good way of giving students time to think and formulate opinions before they do discussion work.

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Drama techniques which focus on getting across meaning with body, as well as words, are very useful for the language classroom.

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This is a reading task on the theme of Easter in the UK. It helps students learn about how this time is celebrated in the UK and reflect...

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This is an idea to help students with their writing of narratives. It gives all the students some essential (and some superfluous)...

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As you come to the end of your course, you may be thinking about what to do in the last few classes with each group.

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If you have students that aren't very confident or happy about speaking this is a good idea that always works for me.

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This is a staged discussion activity which focuses on students' personal opinions of style and fashion.

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Speaking and listening activity

Level: Intermediate or advanced

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Learners beyond intermediate level require more opportunities to speak at length. It can be a challenge to find interesting topics and...

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Developing spoken fluency with learners at low levels can be very challenging, but here are some tips and activities which may help.

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This lesson, suitable for pre-intermediate students, follows on from presentation and controlled practice of the future ‘will'.

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This activity would follow input work on writing in a particular style - for example, an informal letter inviting a friend to visit your...

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This activity is all about fun facts and helps adults or older teenage students to practise question forms. This activity works well...

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This activity is based on the format of most of the quiz shows currently shown on television. I have tried it with different ages and...

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An essential skill in communicating and keeping up a conversation is the ability to ask questions. Students sometimes get lots of...

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An essential skill in communicating and keeping up a conversation is the ability to ask questions. Students sometimes get lots of...

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Both adults and children need practice at talking to be able to develop their speaking skills, but that things that stimulate them to...

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Here are five useful ways that I have used to try to encourage my teenage learners to use more English in class.

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Here are some tips and three discussion ideas, all aimed at getting teenagers to speak.

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Getting teenagers to use English in class and practise their speaking can be a challenging task, but there are some tips and hints which...

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The following activities are designed to get everyone talking. They can be used with all levels because the language required to...

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These are designed to get everyone talking. They can be used with all levels because the language required to communicate is determined...

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This activity is great for practising intonation.

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This activity is all about manners and etiquette. This can be an interesting topic to discuss with your students, especially if there...

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