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 is a simple activity to set up and gives Elementary level students plenty of opportunity to speak and practise using the past...

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This is a speaking exercise for the future perfect and future continuous forms for intermediate and upper-intermediate students.The...

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This a controlled writing activity which focuses on using the past continuous verb form to talk about events in the past. Learners write...

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In this activity, students compare the advantages and disadvantages of living in different countries. It takes 90 minutes and it is...

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In this activity students listen to information about two people who emigrated to Dublin. They then have to create profiles of other...

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This is a speaking exercise to practise clauses and infinitive of purpose.

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This speaking activity for higher-level beginners up to upper intermediate involves students working in pairs to make up excuses.

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Learners have a lot of questions about how they should learn a language, and often form their own answers, which we need to discuss.

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This is a good way of getting students to memorise words and practise their pronunciation. The activity requires no preparation.

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The Word Family Framework (WFF) places 22,000 words on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

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I've commonly found that although students are able to remember words and what they mean, they still have problems when they actually...

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The following games can be played throughout the school year but are also very useful as a round up at the end of term. You can play...

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There are many ways you can work with classroom readers that are more inspiring and engaging than standard approaches, which can have...

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On these pages you will find ideas for classroom activities which involve writing.

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This is a fun activity to create a group story. Each student needs a blank sheet of paper and a pen. If possible, sit in a circle shape...

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This is a fun activity to create a group story. Each student needs a blank sheet of paper and a pen. If possible, sit in a circle shape...

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This is a common tool to optimise learning opportunities from mistakes learners make in written homework and to encourage the editing...

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'Writing poems? No, this wouldn't work with my students!' If you feel skeptical about getting your students to try their hand at...

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Students often get muddled when writing a narrative because they concentrate too much on the plot of the story. As a result tenses and...

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Simple search tasks are incredibly easy to set students using the web as a language-learning tool. They don't have to be particularly...

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