Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities

Various games and activities to help students learn different aspects of the English language.

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How to teach British and American grammar New Pinned

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
How to present and practise the most important grammatical differences between British and American English
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How to teach giving and asking for directions New Pinned

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Teaching tips and classroom activities for showing people where to go with "go straight ahead", "turn right", "take the second turning on your left", "opposite the station", etc.
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70 ways to improve your English Pinned

Category: Learning English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Learning a new language can be hard work, so here are 70 practical tips for improving your English that you can do outside of school or collage
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Blocks games for different language points

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: General
How to use a simple set of stackable blocks to practise a wide range of different grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc including personal questions, colours, numbers, there is/ there are, countable and uncountable, prepositions of position and phonics.
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Superlative Adjectives- Classroom Activities

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Comparatives & Superlatives
Intensive classroom practice activities of superlative adjectives and related language
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The most effective error correction games

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Learning and Teaching
Error correction activities that aren't a waste of class time.
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Classroom activities for colour vocabulary

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Vocabulary
Fun classroom activities teaching students how to understand, read and write colour words from "orange" and "red" through "dark green" to "cream" and "metallic blue".
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Classroom activities for teaching opposites

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Vocabulary
Fun practice activities for adjective opposites, verbs with opposite meanings, etc.
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The most useful can/ can't for ability activities

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Modals
Interactive classroom activities for can and can't for ability, focussing on language that students really need.
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36 fun classroom activities for Present Simple and Continuous

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Learning and Teaching
Interactive classroom activities for using both present tenses together, comparing and contrasting their uses. Including speaking activities with minimal resources, ideas for worksheets, and possible uses of technology.
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35 fun classroom practice activities for Present Continuous (Present Progressive)

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Verbs and Tenses
Interactive games for speaking practice of am/ is/ are + ing.
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Games for IELTS Speaking Part One, Part Two and Part Three

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
Games that are great practice for all three parts of the IELTS Speaking exam, either separately or together.
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56 fun classroom activities for the Present Simple tense

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Verbs and Tenses
Mainly oral classroom practice activities for routines, habits and other meanings of the Present Simple, including describing processes.
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21 negotiating in English games

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Learning and Teaching
Games for presentation, intensive practice and freer practice of useful phrases for this most difficult and critical of Business English skills.
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19 simple, fun and effective ESL board games

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: General
English teaching board games without dice etc that are more fun and better at practising language than those which need such accoutrements, and with many more possible uses.
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15 ways to teach English with blocks and stacking games

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Learning and Teaching
Stacking blocks and other things like plastic kitchen sets to practise numbers, basic maths, times, days of the week, months, dates, the alphabet, phonics, colours, basic questions and answers, shapes, prepositions of position, requests and offers.
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Using ball games to teach English

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: General
Almost 100 ways to use a ball in EFL classes, plus 13 other kinds of objects you can use the same way if don't want to use a ball
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21 classic ESL card games

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Learning and Teaching
Well-known and "new classic" multipurpose card games for teaching English to adults and children.
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Stimulating activities to practise the passive voice

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Passive
Fun classroom speaking activities for be + past participle.
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The big list of classroom language for playing games

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: Learning and Teaching
Useful words and phrases for using games in the ESL classroom
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Activities and topics about the Middle Ages for ESL classes

Category: Teaching English Using Games & Activities Topic: General
Interesting activities and topics about the Middle Ages for ESL classes