Here you can find a range of short activities to use in your secondary classroom with students at upper-intermediate level. 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.

Fun facts

This activity is all about fun facts and helps older teenage or adult learners to practise question forms.


This activity provides higher level vocabulary for parts of the body and an opportunity for discussion on transplants.

Horse race dictation

In this activity learners try to predict the order of words in a jumbled sentence before listening for the answer.

Henry VIII

This is a role-play speaking activity based on Henry VIII for upper-intermediate students and above.

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