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This is a speaking activity for higher level students with good imaginations.

This is a fun question and answer writing activity.

This childhood board game can easily be adapted for use in the language classroom.

This activity is great for practising intonation.

These games can be played throughout the school year but are also very useful as a round up at the end of term.

This is a good game for high-energy groups when you need to get them all sitting down and on task.

This is a great activity to get students moving about and practise some vocabulary or sentence structures.

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

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...

These activities all use letters from the classic game of Scrabble.

An essential skill in communicating and keeping up a conversation is the ability to ask questions.

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Desert Island Escape

This is a speaking activity for higher level students with good imaginations.

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The Chat Room

This is a fun question and answer writing activity.

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Battleships

This childhood board game can easily be adapted for use in the language classroom.

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Gobbledygook

This activity is great for practising intonation.

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Two word games

These games can be played throughout the school year but are also very useful as a round up at the end of term.

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Concentration

This is a good game for high-energy groups when you need to get them all sitting down and on task.

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Change places…

This is a great activity to get students moving about and practise some vocabulary or sentence structures.

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Lost your voice

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

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Writing consequences

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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Scrabble letters

These activities all use letters from the classic game of Scrabble.

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Games for question practice

An essential skill in communicating and keeping up a conversation is the ability to ask questions.

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  • ProcedureSet the scene of a plane accident or ship wreck.A group of students have ended up on a desert island with a few random objects.Bring in a bag of objects from home or things that you can gather from around the school, for example, a coat...
  • It can be especially useful if you have to substitute a class at the last minute as it takes no preparation at all. Each student needs a blank piece of paper and a pen. Tell them they are going into a pre-historic internet chat room so they all need...
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  • Put students in pairs and give them a scene to act out. They are going to have a conversation using an invented language. Explain to your students that gobbledygook is a made up language that is total nonsense. The pair should act out the scene...
  • You can play them a few times. First play with the whole class and then try in groups (good for mixed ability groups).1. Guess the word (can be used for abstract nouns)Choose five words relating to recent conversational themes. Write sets of clues...
  • They really have to concentrate to stay in the game. If you don’t have space to get everyone sitting in a circle or you can’t move the tables you can do it standing up. Procedure
  • Procedure
  • It needs a little bit of preparation time for you to write out the ‘problem cards’. You can imagine any scenario where functional language would be used, such as at the train station, in a restaurant or at the shops. Set the scene by telling the...
  • Each student adds one stage to the story then folds the paper to cover the information and passes the paper to the student on the right. At each stage, before folding and passing to the student on the right, give these instructions.
  • IntroductionIt requires a bit of preparation to prepare the scrabble letters but they can be used with all ages and levels so it may well be a good investment of your time.You need to prepare five sets of scrabble letters (download these below)....
  • IntroductionStudents sometimes get lots of chances to answer questions but here is how you can get them to make some questions themselves! These activities can be used with a whole range of levels.FAQ's challengeTell students that they are preparing...

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