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 simple activity gives higher-level students the chance to write and act in their own version of Romeo and Juliet.

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This is from a song workshop I gave some time ago. Take care with the copyright!

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I like to use this activity to promote the use of the superlative form. It utilises a well-known game that students find stimulating and...

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This is a brilliant vocabulary game for intermediate level students. The original idea came from a German TV show.

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The aim of this activity is to get students to orally create a short story in small groups or pairs. It is a low preparation but high...

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Here are some AfL activities to try with your learners.

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This activity is all about fun facts and helps adults or older teenage students to practise question forms. This activity works well...

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If you’d like to have a first go at 'Teaching Unplugged' your aim is simply to get students to produce language and then to use the...

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This is a motivating speaking activity for lower levels to develop fluency. 

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These activities are all designed to motivate lower level learners to speak in pairs or small groups.

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This jigsaw-viewing activity is based on two video clips from National Geographic’s Mega-structures series.

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

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This activity is based on the fun and effective game of 'whispers'. It can be used with all ages and levels in a number of ways and for...

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This activity can be used in a number of different ways and for a number of different tenses. 

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Learners beyond intermediate level require more opportunities to speak at length. It can be a challenge to find interesting topics and...

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Have you ever felt you were asking all the questions about students’ opinions? Do you find you are doing more talking in a discussion...

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Christmas is an excellent theme for adding games and fun to your teaching. Most students enjoy festive lessons if your activities...

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Magazines are a rich source of authentic materials and can be very motivating and inspire a wide range of activities.

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Drama techniques which focus on getting across meaning with body, as well as words, are very useful for the language classroom.

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This is a great activity for practising question forms in a fun way and gives structured speaking practice to lower levels. 

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This is a valuable warmer activity for any teenage class. It gives the students the chance to get to know you a little more and it gives...

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This is a simple speaking activity that can be used with CEFR A2 level groups to provide practice in using prepositions of place and...

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This speaking activity gets students to think in English and use their memory, simultaneously. It is a simple way of...

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In this activity the teacher creates situations for the students to get plenty of practice with the form and meaning of the past perfect...

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