Here you can find a wide range of short activities to use in your secondary classroom. All of our activities are designed around themes engaging and relevant to secondary learners and can be used to complement your school curriculum, giving students an opportunity to develop their English language and skills in motivating and enjoyable ways. Written by young learner 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 small group, free discussion activity aimed at pre-intermediate students and above, in which students are asked to decide...

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I have found this game to be very popular with teenagers although it can be used with both younger learners and adult groups as well. I...

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Pick any children's nursery rhyme, dictate it to the class (comprehension) and ask them to read it back (reading, pronunciation,...

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This activity is extremely simple. Each student adds a word to create a group story. Despite the simplicity it can be really challenging...

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This YouTube activity is quite simple and can be used with a variety of YouTube videos especially those from Mr. Bean. This clip is a...

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Help your own and your students' pronunciation with our pronunciation downloads. There are 44 A4 size classroom posters of phonemic...

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I use this activity mainly to provide writing practice. It also practises question forms and encourages creativity. It is a student-...

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Here are some suggestions to help get your students writing poems based around the theme of the future.

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One way to introduce vocabulary could be having your students write poems.

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Using postcards in class can be a motivating writing task and add a level of stimulation for students. My students have always been very...

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This simple activity encourages students to predict language for situations before they listen. It is closely related to question styles...

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This is a lively activity to practise prepositions of place: "Let's play basketball!"

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This is an activity to help students consider the differences in pronunciation of regular past verbs. It allows students to find the...

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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 is a tip all about teaching your students proverbs and idioms. 

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These activities describe different ways you and your students can read text aloud in order to develop your students' feeling for the...

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'Realia' in EFL terms refers to any real objects we use in the classroom to bring the class to life.

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Did you know that you have to see a new word at least five times before you can usually use it and include it in your ‘active’...

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This is a simple way to start the lesson with revision that uses the board.

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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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When it comes to revision, this is an activity I've found time-effective and motivating. After my students have worked on three texts in...

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This is a version of the popular game Battleships. In this version, instead of blowing up battleships, teams have to find hidden '...

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

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This is a lively activity that practises speaking, listening, writing, walking and remembering!

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This activity is designed to be used as a vocabulary review or test of existing knowledge of the learners' vocabulary. It generates lots...

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Here are some useful learning activities based around scrabble letters.

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This worksheet for learners at an intermediate level and above is based on extracts from four plays by William Shakespeare.

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There’s nothing like a group project to get students talking and they work well if:

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This latest activity exploiting sitcoms is suitable for pre-intermediate students and above. In this activity students watch a clip from...

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