2 February, 2003
A small box, such as a shoe box, is a very useful tool in the classroom - it can become a vocabulary box. You also need some small blank...
2 February, 2003
This is a good vocabulary activity to use with younger learners.
2 February, 2003
This is a good way to help kids learn and review their vocabulary. It really helps them with the alphabet and spelling.
9 January, 2003
This is a small collection of five games you can use to promote turn taking and collaboration in the classroom.
9 January, 2003
This is a seasonal information-gap activity to practise listening and speaking with young learners. The activity requires children to...
9 January, 2003
Developing 'metacognitive awareness' (understanding of our own learning processes) is an essential skill for a learner and underlines the...
9 January, 2003
These games involve the learners sitting in a circle and working as a whole class.
9 January, 2003
In this activity, students make their own 'English' telephones and try them out.
13 December, 2002
There are lots of ways to use flashcards. Here are just some of them.
13 December, 2002
Using animated stories is always popular with primary students.
23 June, 2002
This is a low preparation fun activity that works well with large classes, especially with young learners and teens. All your students need...
23 June, 2002
The students must be motivated to speak, or need to speak in order to complete the activity. For the last couple of years, I've specialised...
23 June, 2002
This is a game that practises vocabulary and speaking skills in the context of buying and selling. It is a great revision activity for...
23 June, 2002
This lesson can take anything from half an hour to an hour and a half. Divide your class in half, half are doctors, half are patients.
23 June, 2002
Slap the board is an energetic vocabulary activity - it can be used for revision, presentation and testing - which involves students...
23 June, 2002
A short but fun way to revise comparatives and superlatives is to give students a blank piece of paper and ask them to draw an easy to draw...
23 June, 2002
This is a little game I have used to help students with their listening practice and it develops pronunciation awareness.

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