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10 Activities for the Past Simple. Tecnología y Proyectos Educativos by CITEP UBA. 7 Creative English Activities to Inspire Your Teenage Students. Close your eyes and take yourself back to your teenage years. Wasn’t everything just so complicated back then? There was the challenging school work, the drama with friends, family and dates and your constantly changing body, just to name a few… Now imagine if learning English to attend university or snag that dream job was thrown into the mix. Talk about stressful! Yes, it can get crazy for teens. Wondering how to do that? We’ll show you seven fun ESL activities to get teenage students listening and chatting in English. Download: This blog post is available as a convenient and portable PDF that you can take anywhere. Teaching Teenagers Can Be Fun! When it comes to the field of ESL education, most job prospects fall under teaching business English to adults or teaching children their basics.

With a lot on their plate, some can often come across as moody. But teaching teenagers can also be rewarding. Plus, teaching teenagers basically forces you to think outside the box! Group Activities Mafia. 7 Creative English Activities to Inspire Your Teenage Students. A dark and stormy night. The activity should work at most levels above elementary, as long as your students have some knowledge of past tenses, but it works best when they also know past continuous too.

A dark and stormy night

All you need to get things started is a sheet of plain paper for each pair of students. Listening: Ask the students to draw the face of a person in the top right-hand corner of the page.Once they've done this ask them to give the person a name.Then on the top left of the page ask them to write five adjectives to describe the person's appearance.Next ask them to write five more adjectives to describe the person's character.After they've done this ask the students to write three things that the person likes doing. Then ask them to write who the person lives with. In this way they build up a character profile for the person they are going to write about. Writing: Now dictate the following sentence to your students: It was a dark and stormy night and .... Follow up: TeachingEnglish. A multi-level writing class. It gives the students a chance to find about you, their new teacher, and it also gives you a valuable opportunity to assess your students' level.

A multi-level writing class

It can also be a useful and productive class if you ever find yourself substituting a class at short notice. You will need the following materials: strips of scrap paper coloured pens large A3 paper (or if you have an overhead projector students can write on transparencies) Procedure Divide your class into small groups (between three and six students depending on how big your class is) and give each group a pile of strips of paper (about 15 or so).

For homework, students can write a similar paragraph about themselves. Thanks to Lisa Wood who showed me this activity many years ago! Classroom Timer. Date and Weather Interactive Chart. This interactive date and weather chart is designed to be used as part of classroom routines.

Date and Weather Interactive Chart

With this interactive tool students can practice saying the date, days of the week and month. Students can select and say what the weather is like as well as describe the temperature. This tool was designed to be used in both online classes but can also be used with interactive boards. Practice saying how the weather is with this interactive board game Find more online classroom tools here or find our extensive range of online classroom games here. Follow us on YouTube for creative games and ideas for teaching English. Would you like something added to this date and weather chart? Classroom Dice. Los Muchachos de Jo. Pre-Intermediate Reading. Read these instructions, then answer the questions choosing either True, False or Not Stated if the information is not included in the reading.

Pre-Intermediate Reading

Here are the instructions for next weekend's camping trip in Scotland. There are seventeen people going on this trip so it's important that you arrive at the meeting point early enough for us to be able to leave at 8am. There will be two minibuses and please make sure you are on the right one. Last week's e-mail gave all this information. We should arrive in the camping area at about 2pm, which will give us enough time to buy the food we need in the local supermarket and then go to the area where we will set up the tents, which is a long way from town.

There will be a total of four large tents put up and each tent will have a tent leader, a person who went on this trip last year and therefore has the necessary experience. It's very likely that your phones will not work in the hills, so you must warn your parents of this.

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EFL material. Taboo Cards.