26 March, 2014
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...
Puzzle time
23 July, 2013
This is a motivating speaking activity for lower levels to develop fluency. Students are given plenty of support and use ‘thinking time’...
10 December, 2012
These activities are all designed to motivate lower level learners to speak in pairs or small groups.
1 October, 2012
“Writing poems? No, this wouldn’t work with my students!” If you feel skeptical about getting your students to try their hand at composing...
19 July, 2012
The Word Family Framework (WFF) places 22,000 words on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
16 March, 2012
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...
21 February, 2012
Pic-your-wits is a vocabulary game that you can find on Facebook and on the LearnEnglish site.
17 February, 2012
This activity can be used in a number of different ways and for a number of different tenses. I have used it to practise using there is /...
15 December, 2011
Christmas is an excellent theme for adding games and fun to your teaching. Most students enjoy festive lessons if your activities encourage...
10 November, 2011
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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15 April, 2015
This activity is all about fun facts and helps adults or older teenage students to practise question forms. This activity works well with...
6 October, 2012
This jigsaw-viewing activity is based on two video clips from National Geographic’s Mega-structures series
16 February, 2012
Learners beyond intermediate level require more opportunities to speak at length. It can be a challenge to find interesting topics and we...
2 February, 2012
Have you ever felt you were asking all the questions about students’ opinions? Do you find you are doing more talking in a discussion than...
2 December, 2011
Magazines are a rich source of authentic materials and can be very motivating and inspire a wide range of activities.
14 October, 2011
This speaking activity gets students to think in English and use their memory, simultaneously. It is a simple way of recycling texts...
20 September, 2011
In this activity the teacher creates situations for the students to get plenty of practice with the form and meaning of the past perfect.
9 August, 2011
This simple activity gives higher-level students the chance to write and act in their own version of Romeo and Juliet.
3 August, 2011
This activity provides students with upper intermediate vocabulary for parts of the body such as blood, liver, lungs etc. and provides...
12 July, 2011
Response tasks are designed to give students the chance to express themselves creatively and openly, not for comprehension checking.

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23 June, 2002
No matter what textbook(s) you may use, you will need some special tasks for a lesson which is dedicated to measuring the progress of your...