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.

Choose an activity

1

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...

0

I am a great believer in teaching phonetic script with new words, alongside their spelling, stress patterns and L1 equivalents.

0

Here are some tips you can give your students to help them with their vocabulary acquisition and self study.

0

This worksheet for learners at an intermediate level and above is based on extracts from four plays by William Shakespeare.

1

I was sorry to hear that many people seem to be having problems with teenagers during their English teaching. I taught English to a...

0

Board games like Snakes and ladders have been around the EFL block for a while because they add the element of fun to the English...

0

Magazines are a great source of ideas and materials for teaching and can keep your students interested and talking for hours on a whole...

1

Storytelling activities are a great way to allow students to express themselves freely and creatively in an authentic and real way.

0

Comic strips can be used from beginner level to advanced level for a variety of language and discussion activities.

0

Documentary programmes. This is the age when children are very interested in finding out about topics such as space, ancient history and...

0

TV adverts - jigsaw viewing. This is based on the idea that student partners are only given half the complete information i.e. one...

0

These activities describe different ways you and your students can read text aloud in order to develop your students' feeling for the...

0

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

0

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

3

This activity is extremely simple. Each student adds a word to create a group story. Despite the simplicity it can be really challenging...

2

This activity gives learners at an intermediate level and above the opportunity to use interactional language in a role-play situation...

4

This is an ice-breaker / warmer for the first time a class meets. It is suitable for all ages and levels. It should take 15 - 25 minutes...

0

This is a series of engaging role-plays based on the concept of the gap year / a round the world trip. The activities motivate the...

0

This is a writing and speaking activity that is a lot of fun for students. It helps them to practise food and cooking-related vocabulary...

2

This oral story-creating and relating activity works best with intermediate level and above learners. (I don't recall the origins of...

0

This speaking activity is very effective for practising the telling of stories and for learning fascinating things about the students in...

0

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

2

This is a great activity for getting students talking. I have used it successfully with many different levels and age groups and have...

0

This is a low-preparation but high-output activity which I have used successfully with teens and adults. The aim of the activity is to...

0

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

Pages