The Mystery Word Game is a great game to review vocabulary. Gives clues and challenge your students to answer with the correct vocabulary until they can guess the mystery word. I have used this activity in my classes as it only … Continue reading The Mystery Word Game
Story Circles is a useful PowerPoint activity that can be used to present or practice the sequences or the order of the target language. Sequences or orders often occur in English language teaching. For example: Adverbs of sequence. (First, then, … Continue reading Story Circles: An Ordering Activity for PowerPoint.
50-50 is an adaptable PowerPoint quiz that can be used for introductions, practice and review. It’s summer break for many teachers but thoughts often turn to the next semester. For some teachers, new classes are starting. For others, classes will be returning … Continue reading 50-50: A PowerPoint Quiz
Star Groups is game inspired by a TV game show called Wipeout. The activity encourages students to categorize or show greater awareness of the target language. Back in October 2015, ELTplanning.com wrote an article entitled 30 activities inspired by game … Continue reading Star Groups – Can you sort the language?
Finger Twister is a great game and it is easy to adapt and use in the classroom. Turn the introduction or review of new language into a fun game that the students will enjoy playing. I recently read this article … Continue reading Finger Twister: A Classroom Quiz with a Twist
‘Find the Lie’ is a common EFL activity. You may know it as ‘two truths and one lie’ or you may have seen TV game shows that have used a similar format. There are already several descriptions of the activity … Continue reading Find the Lie
A grammar auction is a fun and lively way to review grammar, correct common mistakes and improve accuracy. Now there is a PowerPoint template for this activity. Continue reading Grammar Auction: Turn grammar review into a game
The Balloon Game is a quiz that encourages students to use their English to stop the balloons from floating away! This game is a classroom adaptation of a popular Japanese TV quiz segment. Around four celebrities or comedians stand within … Continue reading The Balloon Game
Target Language is a quiz format that encourages students to practise and review the vocabulary and grammar of a course. The reason for creating this new PowerPoint quiz format was to have some variety. Rather than simply playing Jeopardy or using a class … Continue reading Target Language: Practise spelling, vocabulary & grammar
‘Spaceman’ is an alternative to hangman. It uses easy to draw shapes, it follows the same rules and it is easily identifiable by its name. I imagine that if you are reading this you are probably already familiar with how … Continue reading Spaceman: An alternative to hangman