Teaching

Sports and Hobbies

This is a quick exercise in which students are asked to identify a sport or a hobby from a a series of pictures and then

Format for Academic writing

This exercise gives a student a handout with 5 different formats of the same writing sample. Looking at the handout they must decide which format

Super hero

So this one is a writing exercise. Students write a story about one of four hero pictures provided by the teacher. The teacher can use

Future Activities

This is a nice little info gap exercise in which students ask about things people are planning in the future. It can be used with

Crazy animals

This is one of my all time favorite activities for pre-intermediate to intermediate learners. Students work in pairs first they look at three animals that

Sensation Star

This is more of a homework sheet then an in class activity.  Students write sentences about how the felt the first time they did something.

Wanted Poster

So, this one has several classroom applications. You can do a recording of a description of two people and get your students to draw in

The Visitor

This is a nice four skills activity. The teacher begins the class by telling a story about how the met an alien last night. Concluding

Getting to know your students with a glyph

This exercise was adapted from an idea from Caroline Tomlinson in leading and managing a differentiated classroom. The idea is to get to know your

An A+ Student Should

This is an activity that I use on the second day of class. It’s designed to make students think about what they can do to

Party Planning worksheet

This is a fairly simple idea for a work sheet. The students have been given a large amount of money and as a team must