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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This is a group activity where students imagine they are going to be part of the committee that will decide how money is spent in their...

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This is a longer activity that needs some preparation. It's great for practising question forms in a fun way and gives structured...

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Pictures are probably the most often used prompts. Here is an activity that combines physical movement, imagination, self-expression and...

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Most of our teenage students now have mobile phones and enjoy sending text messages to each other. This activity introduces them to some...

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

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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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Class projects can be an excellent way to focus the whole class and get them working together towards a common goal.

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Doing surveys can be a useful way of getting your students to interact, produce question forms and collect and analyse real information...

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A pair work activity that I find works particularly well with learners of all ages is a 'mutual dictation'. It is especially appropriate...

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This is a pronunciation game I made up called 'What's the pronunciation?'

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These are two simple listening activities which test students' understanding of two dialogues.

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Here are some useful learning activities based around scrabble letters.

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I have found this game to be very popular with teenagers although it can be used with both younger learners and adult groups as well. I...

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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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This is an activity to help students consider the differences in pronunciation of regular past verbs. It allows students to find the...

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I like using songs in the classroom as I know the students enjoy it a lot! This activity is really good and involves group work and the...

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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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In this activity, students compare the properties of different but similar words. It can take up to 90 minutes or be done quite quickly...

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This is a great game to revise vocabulary and you can use it with any age group and any level by changing the category headings.

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At the start of the school year I ask my students to 'Adopt a word' and share it with the class.

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These are two of the lexical threads that I use when dealing with the vast amounts of words that come up within my own classroom...

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This is an adaptation of the popular game we all played as children when we had to pick up matching pictures, but in this activity we...

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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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One way to introduce vocabulary could be having your students write poems.

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To check how rich my students' vocabulary is, I have them play the snake-word game.

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