Here you can find a wide range of short activities to use in your adult classroom. All of our activities are designed around themes engaging and relevant to adult learners and can be used to complement your course curriculum, giving students an opportunity to develop their English language and skills in motivating and enjoyable ways. Written by English language teaching experts from around the world, our activities are easy to use and aim to give your students the skills and confidence they need to enjoy learning English.

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This is a another simple pairwork activity that can be used with low level groups to provide practice in countable and uncountable nouns...

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This activity can be used at any level from elementary up. The aim of the activity is to get students talking about people's lives and...

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Very often students know the meaning of a word but don’t know how to use it correctly. This is often because they don’t know what words...

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This is a speaking task that encourages students to empathise with other people and try to understand them better. The activity uses a...

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Divide the class in two teams. Give each team a set of slips with five (or three or two, depending on their level) things they have to...

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 This activity provides short listening practice based around a monologue about mobile phones. The monologue relays how the speaker...

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This activity provides short listening practice based around a conversation between a customer and sales person. The conversation is to...

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This activity provides short listening practice based on a monologue with imaginary conversation. The monologue relays information about...

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This activity provides short listening practice based around a monologue regarding queuing etiquette in the UK. The monologue provides...

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This activity provides short listening practice based around a monologue regarding reality TV in the UK. The monologue provides...

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This activity provides short listening practice based around a conversation between a customer and sales person. The conversation is to...

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This is a speaking exercise for intermediate learners which provides them with an opportunity to review and practise the 'should have'...

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Learning and remembering the phonemic symbols can be quite a challenge. Here are some ideas and activities which can help even lower...

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These activities provide meaningful tasks for what can sometimes be a tricky grammar area.

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We often encourage our students to infer words from the context as they read and, as a result, they fail to notice useful lexis in the...

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This is a game to practise the vowel and diphthong sounds of the English sound system and the various ways in which these sounds are...

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Writing can be much more motivating if you give the writer a chance to play a role. In this activity the students will have the chance...

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This is an activity for more advanced students. It is diagnostic because it reveals the mental picture of English sounds that students...

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This is an activity for advanced or, at least, upper intermediate students.

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This activity uses a text from the course book, and involves listening and pronunciation practice. This task is challenging and...

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A role-play in which your students practise making complaints and dealing with people in a shop.

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This activity is suitable for pre-intermediate level students and above. The students work in pairs A and B. They take it in turns to...

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This activity is suitable for intermediate level students and above. Students create a new sitcom in groups.

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This activity is suitable for pre-intermediate students and above.

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