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Speedtalking - Google Slides. Explain Yourself! The students try to give a reasonable explanation ​about a made up statement.​They can do this exercise in pairs or in a small group. The teacher can also let the students come up with their own statements. - You have a tiger in your bedroom. Explain yourself! Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom.

This is a place were English teachers can share games and activities that they have found useful in the classroom.

Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom

If you know a game or an activity that works well with ESL/EFL students and it is not yet listed here, please submit it. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Number of Submissions: 132 The newest addition is at the top of the page.

Bad Fruit: A Shoppers' Nightmare Level: Easy to Medium This is an oral communication activity appropriate for EFL learners in elementary/primary school. Materials: "produce" and play money. Object of Game: To accumulate as many products as possible. Students are divided into clerks and shoppers. The clerks set up "stands" to allow easy access for all shoppers (e.g. around the outsides of the room with their backs to the wall). The shoppers are given a set amount of money* (e.g. dollars, euros, pounds, etc.) and begin at a stand where there is an open space.

178190-1_102587_Tala_ut.pdf. Icebreakers that Rock. What Makes a Good Presentation? – The Canswedian English Teacher. So, you have told your class that they are going to do a presentation on something-or-other.

What Makes a Good Presentation? – The Canswedian English Teacher

You show them what should be included, how their Powerpoint should look, you even talk about how important it is to have proper grammar… But do we ever really teach them what it means to give a good presentation? I finally clued in to this last year. MAYBE I should be teaching them this important piece of the puzzle! How else are they going to learn about intonation, hand gestures and body language? I made a Powerpoint last year, some activities and introduced it to my classes before they did their first presentation. Go through the Powerpoint with them – stopping at the slides that ask for activities. The Great Balloon Debate – The Canswedian English Teacher.

Sitting here in a super important meeting at school….so I decided to write a blog post.

The Great Balloon Debate – The Canswedian English Teacher

I just heard someone say it will go fast. We’re going on hour two now. Aaaanyhoo… The Great Balloon Debate is a great speaking activity/icebreaker for more advanced students (maybe grade 9). We have done it during English conversation class with some pretty hilarious results. The scenario is that there are eight people in a balloon – but the balloon suddenly starts to fall out of the sky. Read the attached file – there are different scenarios you can do, but for time’s sake I get them to choose four people to stay in the balloon, and just keep narrowing it down until there are only two people left in the whole class.

What makes a good life? TED talk Robert Waldinger

Agree or Disagree - Kimstudies. ESL Speaking Murder Mystery Game. Learn English with a Murder Mystery This is a 15 to 20 minute group work fluency exercise.

ESL Speaking Murder Mystery Game

Each person is one character. There are 12 characters in the game. If you have a large class, consider splitting the class into smaller groups. If you have fewer than 12 students the first 8 characters are essential for the game. Print enough character cards for the students in your class. Activate: Games for Learning American English.

Pathetic Excuses. Talk about practical life-skills … future in the pastmaking excuses Level (CEFR C1-C2)Ages 15 yrs and up When we talk about developing our students’ language skills, as ESL / EFL teachers we often neglect that most valuable of skills: making excuses for the things that we were supposed to do, but didn’t.

Pathetic Excuses

The remedy? Pathetic Excuses: The Card Game. Pathetic Excuses is a freer practice activity best used with advanced learners after doing some more focussed work on form and function of future in the past. You will need: A set of double-sided Trouble cards per group (of 3-4 students)A set of Excuses cards per group1 scaffolding handout per student20 minutesPut the students into groups of 3-4 students (at a push, the game will work with 5, but the down-time will be longer).Explain that the goal of the game is to get through the whole Trouble deck, collecting as few Trouble cards as possible.The starting player is the person in each group who most recently got in trouble.

Save. 915 FREE Speaking Worksheets. Engage Now - Student Interactions - teacher heath. Do you hear your students say things like: "No!

Engage Now - Student Interactions - teacher heath

That's Wrong! " "What are you talking about? " "Stop being so bossy! " Students Learn MORE when they discover new ideas from each other. I created 4 posters to hang on the wall, model, practice and constantly refer to during lessons. Speak Up: 6 Fabulous Games to Get Your Students Speaking. Engelska, Språk och Utbildning. ESL Grammar Conversation Questions. Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom.

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