Cup Pong

  Playing Cup Pong can be more than just a fun drinking game to play with your friends. You can adapt the game, so it can be used to improve your students speaking skills and allows them to have some fun while learning English as well. The ESL Cup Pong Game can be used with …

Daily Diary

  This diary ESL writing activity could be used as a project-based assignment that you can have your students do throughout the term or you can use it as an activity in a single class. It works quite well for all ages and levels. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Daily Diary …

Movie Idioms

  This ESL speaking activity helps students practice using different expressions and idioms from popular movies. It works best with adults, but younger learners could also enjoy it if they are above an intermediate level of proficiency. Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Movie Idioms Speaking Activity Preparation: There is a bit of …

Word Whack

  Here is a fun and interactive game that will engage younger learners and help with their listening skills. It is also a fun way to review simple vocabulary and even more complex words by encouraging them to recognize the words on the board that they hear. Student Level: Beginner Age Group: Kids Word Whack …

Hangman

  Playing Hangman in class is an effective method for helping students recall vocabulary, improve pronunciation and practice using new words from the curriculum. It is usually used with younger ages but can also be fun for adult learners too if adapted appropriately. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate Age Group: Kids, Adults Hangman Game Preparation: Not …

Funny or Die

  Here is a hilariously entertaining game that you can use in your classroom to improve your students’ speaking abilities. The activity uses video clips from the Funny or Die website (or other alternative video sites) which the students will form their opinions about. Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Funny or Die …

Monopoly

  The classic board game of Monopoly can be adapted a number of ways to be used as a way to improve students’ language abilities. It is a fun interactive way to get both young and older students to participate in an active classroom. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Monopoly ESL …

Sentence Building

  This is a useful exercise for reading, sentence building and improving sentence structure. In this activity, students work in groups to arrange words in order and form a number of different sentences based on a particular theme and use proper grammatical forms. Student Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Sentence Building Reading …

Movie Buzz

  This is a relatively easy activity to prepare that involves getting students to answer questions about a scene from a movie that they will watch class. It helps with their listening with dialog and can also improve their speaking and discussion skills. Student Level: Intermediate, Advanced Age Group: Kids, Adults Movie Buzz Listening Activity …