Category: Activities

Class review game

“Repetition, repetition, repetition”. The favourite quote of an experienced teacher who I know. Regular repetition is vital to any language learner, even the ones who are incredibly dedicated enough to revise at home and...

Experience bingo

A favourite of English teachers and cruise ship passengers around the world, the fine game of Bingo can be adapted in loads of ways to practice various grammar, functions and vocabulary. One of my...

Taboo

Easily adapted from the famous game of the same name (check out Uncle Wiki for a more detailed description), this vocabulary game is a useful way to repeat words that you’ve covered in class...

Grammar auction

Have you ever been to an auction? I once bought a car at an auction. It’s great fun, making bids and so on. You can also adapt this necessity of commerce into an classroom...

Back to the board

This venerable vocabulary practice activity is a great, straightforward way to revise words as well as making a fantastic warmer. This game works with groups of 2 upwards, but is best with a minimum...

Pictionary

This is a game to practice vocabulary that almost everyone knows and loves. In terms of subject material, you can tap your coursebook or recent material, but this also works fantastically when you keep...

Memory Game

Can you remember playing the memory game with a pack of cards? You put all the cards face down and then take turns to match the same numbers together. So, this game is also...

Question asking game

A fantastic way to practice question formation as well as providing general fluency practice, this game is popular and gets even your most reluctant students contributing. Students write questions and then discuss them in...

3 truths and a lie

This activity can be a neat way to practice pretty much any grammar point. Essentially a more interesting way of creating example sentences, it is also useful for practicing intonation as well as a...