10 Puzzle Stories for your Language Class

10 Puzzle Stories for your Language Class

Puzzle stories and riddles make great classroom activities. You can use them as warmups, fillers or cool downs. Puzzle stories help develop speaking skills and serve as a great way to practice ask ...
8 Great Ways to Use Dictation with ESL Students

8 Great Ways to Use Dictation with ESL Students

Dictation might feel a bit old-fashioned but it’s a great, interactive way to get students writing and talking. It doesn’t take a lot of preparation time or complex feedback and it can ...
Making Films on Smartphone Cameras: 5 Language Lessons Utilizing Smartphones and Film

Making Films on Smartphone Cameras: 5 Language Lessons Utilizing Smartphones and Film

Making films with smartphones is easy and fun. Here are five simple ways to exploit this pocket technology in your English classes. 1. Conduct a Simple Interview You could use this as part of an ...
Using Traditional Games with Language Learners

Using Traditional Games with Language Learners

Sick of technology? Why not try some more traditional games? Traditional games, such as board and card games, have a lot to offer your classroom. Here are 10 great traditional games you can use ...
6 Ways to Use Google Maps and Smartphones in Your Classroom

6 Ways to Use Google Maps and Smartphones in Your Classroom

With Google maps and Street View you can get your students to explore the world without ever leaving the classroom.  Here are some ways you can incorporate the technology into your lessons. ...
Dealing with Difficult Students

Dealing with Difficult Students

At times, we all encounter students who we find it difficult to deal with. It's easy to let those students get to you, but we have some tips to help you handle the students before they get the bes ...
You've Got Talent! Using Talent Shows to Learn English

You've Got Talent! Using Talent Shows to Learn English

We’ve all seen "America’s got Talent," "Britain’s got Talent,” or one of the many talent shows that appear on television or have viral clips on YouTube these days. But have ...
Talking Heads: Role-Play Using Masks

Talking Heads: Role-Play Using Masks

Role-play activities are a fun way for students to practice vital speaking skills. Give students some masks and assign them characters to play and they can "be" someone else while practicing the ...
What's Math Got To Do With It? 5 Strategies to Connect Math and ESL

What's Math Got To Do With It? 5 Strategies to Connect Math and ESL

Try these strategies to help students learn to speak the language of math in English. It has been said that math is a universal language. Whether you’re in China, Brazil, or the United Stat ...
Mini Whiteboards: Old Fashioned Technology That Works Perfectly Today

Mini Whiteboards: Old Fashioned Technology That Works Perfectly Today

A few weeks ago, I spent ages setting up https://getkahoot.com/ so my students could interact with an interactive whiteboard using their phones. It’s awesome, fun technology that engages th ...
Skeletal System - Bones in the Human Body

Skeletal System - Bones in the Human Body

This sheet discusses the human skeleton. The human skeleton is the internal framework of the body which is composed of around 270 bones at birth. This number decreases to around 206 by adulthood a ...
Family Tree Pictures

Family Tree Pictures

This is a simple family tree with pictures of grandmother, grandfather son and two daughters and their respective wives, husbands and children. I use it to present family vocabulary and possessive ...
Let's Talk About Money

Let's Talk About Money

This can be used as an exercise or a test to learn about the terms used to speak about money. It can be useful for a commerce class or any other class.
Food Pyramid

Food Pyramid

The following worksheet consists of two pages. The first page has a table label with the groups of food. Students have to fill each group with drawings, the second page has a food pyramid and it h ...
Passive Voice Running Dictation

Passive Voice Running Dictation

Pupils work in pairs. One is a runner, the other is a writer. Stick the worksheet to the board or wall. The runner goes to the board, reads one sentence (which is in the active form), transforms i ...
Guess The Picture - Animals

Guess The Picture - Animals

This PPT can be used with young learners to review different animals. Pupils have to guess the animal after seeing just a part of it, then the whole picture appears. It's good as a warm up task or ...
Mulan Movie Activities

Mulan Movie Activities

Learning English through watching movies is something that makes the process of learning more meaningful to young students. This worksheet incorporates watching and listening activities that have ...
Jackie Robinson Reading Passage

Jackie Robinson Reading Passage

Jackie Robinson was a famous baseball player that ESL students who are also baseball fans may be familiar with. This reading passage tells a little bit about Jackie Robinson's life. Students can u ...
What Did You Do This Summer? Back to School Activities

What Did You Do This Summer? Back to School Activities

This activity focuses on summer vocabulary, such as verbs, things to do in summer time, and the simple past of summer verbs.  In pairs, students collect and share summer nouns and summer verb ...
Stop Game

Stop Game

Stop Game is a fun game for students of all ages! Your students have to select a letter to start and write the words of the six different categories (occupation, fruit, food, thing ...