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 latest activity in this series is suitable for intermediate + level students.

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This is a further activity based around sitcoms, and is suitable for intermediate - upper Intermediate levels.

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The chart can also be used to highlight both patterns and variations in sound and spelling correspondence.

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This is an activity to help students differentiate and produce the short / I / sound as in 'milk' and the longer / i: / sound as in '...

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

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This is a listening activity aimed at intermediate level adult and young adult students.

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This speaking activity is for a 1-1 class with a learner at an intermediate level and who works, as many of the questions ask for...

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This is a speaking lesson on the theme of planning a night out that uses a listening exercise to provide language input.

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Directed activities related to texts (DARTs) are activities which get students to interact with texts. Their aim is to improve students...

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This is one of the quickest ways I know of teaching a tale and boosting students’ confidence in themselves as storytellers.

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A short series of activities designed to provide students with essential vocabulary and listening practice to help them communicate in...
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This activity practises discrete vowel sounds. It practises both speaking and listening skills. It works well in pairs or in groups and...

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Speaking English on the telephone is difficult for learners for many reasons and even high-level students often feel uncomfortable with...

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Here are two text quickies that I like to use with my learners to prepare them for reading or to follow up on a text they have read.

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This is a speaking exercise for pre-intermediate and intermediate level learners which provides them with an opportunity to review and...

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This is a speaking and listening activity that involves students in thinking about the kinds of problems and challenges they might face...

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This is a reading and speaking activity. Students make decisions in pairs or groups with the aim of going on a successful holiday. It is...

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This is a speaking exercise for pre-intermediate level learners and above. It revises time references and past simple.

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This is a speaking exercise for pre-intermediate level learners and above. It practises the use of the ‘present perfect' to talk about...

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This is a role-play activity in which your students practise asking for and giving personal details and directions.

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This activity can be used for all levels in teaching English as a second language. I use it mainly for intermediate students and they...

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In this activity students create a profile for a group of people and imagine their relationships to each other. They then construct a...

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This is an integrated reading and speaking activity for intermediate (or higher) level students. They make decisions in pairs or groups...

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This activity is a role play that allows students to take control, decide how the story will develop, and use their imagination. It can...

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These activities are designed to provide practice for learners preparing for the IELTS, TOEFL and FCE tests.

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Use this activity to practice the use of comparatives and superlatives and to introduce more complex ways of comparison.

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