In this section you will find classroom activities to use in the secondary classroom with learners aged 13-17. Find resources by CEF level or browse our A-Z list.

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The main focus of this activity is on developing writing skills, but it's also good for developing listening speaking and reading skills...

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This is a tip all about teaching your students proverbs and idioms. 

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This is a pair-work reading, (speaking) and grammar-based activity for elementary students. It mainly practises question formation,...

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Have you tried these practical activities to help students with vocabulary learning? There's something for all ages and levels.

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Many learners need controlled speaking practice. They can gain confidence in speaking through using scripted dialogues.

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This activity is designed to be used as a vocabulary review or test of existing knowledge of the learners' vocabulary. It generates lots...

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This is a dictation activity which pushes students to make sense of the language they hear by writing it down as accurately as possible...

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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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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 activity is great for practising intonation.

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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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This is a simple mingling activity that can be used with low level groups to provide practice in asking and answering questions. The...

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This is a small group, free discussion activity aimed at pre-intermediate students and above, in which students are asked to decide...

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This is a listening and speaking activity for students based on the theme of migration. It should be suitable for adult or young adult...

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Did you know that you have to see a new word at least five times before you can usually use it and include it in your ‘active’...

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I use this activity as practice for using narrative tenses, particularly past simple and progressive/continuous with pre-intermediate...

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This is like a role-play activity with no dialogue!

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This is a speaking and listening communication activity which is aimed at pre-intermediate students and above. It was developed to help...

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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 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 idea comes from a short story by Raymond Carver called 'Put yourself in my shoes'.

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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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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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Using plays or drama in the language classroom can be both enormously rewarding and enjoyable for teachers as well as students.

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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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