ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITY: TRUTH OR LIE

The premise of the game “TRUTH OR LIE” is quite simple, you need to take one of the sentence cards and then explain to your partner about the situation, you need to make it sound like it is true. Your partner must decide, based on what you have said, if it is true or not.… Continue reading ACTIVITY: TRUTH OR LIE

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ACTIVITIES · STUDENT

ACTIVITY: WORD PATTERNS GAPS FILL

To improve your understanding of word patterns and prepositions, try our vocabulary activities HERE and learn how to use prepositions HERE   ACTIVITY: FILL IN THE GAPS WITH THE PREPOSITION (MORE THAN ONE ANSWER MIGHT BE POSSIBLE): ON, AT, IN, AGAINST, FOR, OF, ABOUT, WITH ETC.   E.G. LOOK AT, TALK TO/WITH, BE KEEN ON   CONCENTRATE FOCUS… Continue reading ACTIVITY: WORD PATTERNS GAPS FILL

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ACTIVITY: FALSE FRIENDS (EDUCATION)

False friends (similar words to your own language with a different meaning) can be a language learners worst enemy as they can easily be confused when speaking. This is a quick speaking activity to help change bad habits and get rid of these common errors. It can be adapted to any set of false friends,… Continue reading ACTIVITY: FALSE FRIENDS (EDUCATION)

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ACTIVITY: PASS THE STORY

“Pass the story” is a classic speaking activity in ESL that works a language learner’s ability to be creative and write on the spot. The concept is simple; the participants need to write a small section of a story in the tense requested by the teacher in a time limit set by the teacher. They… Continue reading ACTIVITY: PASS THE STORY

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SPEAKING ACTIVITY: 5 THINGS

“5 THINGS” is a free speaking paired activity that aims to increase a language learner’s capacity to be flexible with language use. The speaker needs to avoid repetition and give original answers based on the topic. The idea is to give 5 examples in a mini-monologue and also some reasons behind them, and then the… Continue reading SPEAKING ACTIVITY: 5 THINGS

ACTIVITIES · PHRASAL VERBS

VOCABULARY ACTIVITY: JEAPODY – PHRASAL VERBS

Jeapody is a classic vocabulary activity that is used across the world with language learners. It can be adapted to any type of word patterns HERE, collocations HERE or phrasal verbs HERE. Jeapody is a simple game in which learners of English can test their understanding of phrasal verbs. Each person needs a copy of… Continue reading VOCABULARY ACTIVITY: JEAPODY – PHRASAL VERBS

ACTIVITIES · B2 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

FCE (B2): TRAVEL SPEAKING

Speak with your partner about your travel preferences (likes and dislikes), your past experiences and also your future plans and intentions: If you could give someone one travel tip, what would it be? What things can a backpacker do to save money? How can people get to know new cultures better while they are abroad?… Continue reading FCE (B2): TRAVEL SPEAKING

ACTIVITIES · B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

PRELIMINARY (B1): SPEAKING PART 3

Speaking part 3 of the Preliminary B1 speaking exam consists of a long turn, in which candidates must speak for about 1 minute about a topic, using an image. The examiners are evaluating the candidates ability to organise their speech and develop a topic without repetition. They are also focusing on the candidates ability to… Continue reading PRELIMINARY (B1): SPEAKING PART 3

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ACTIVITY: SPEED DATING VOCABULARY

Speed dating is a great activity for incorporating new vocabulary into your speaking. It can be done as a group activity or in private classes. The only material needed is a vocabulary list and a stopwatch. The great thing is that it can be adapted to almost any topic: free time, work, education, travel, people,… Continue reading ACTIVITY: SPEED DATING VOCABULARY

ACTIVITIES · READING · STUDENT

EMAIL (READING): ONE WORD GAPS FILL

Fill in the gaps with one word: (more than one option may be possible) Dear Neil, Thank you very much for your letter, it was great to hear from you after so many months and I have so much to tell you. My hometown, _____ (1) you know, is a university city in the centre… Continue reading EMAIL (READING): ONE WORD GAPS FILL

ACTIVITIES · READING · STUDENT

LETTER (READING): ONE WORD GAPS FILL

Fill in the gaps with one word: (there may be multiple answers)   Dear Peter. I’m glad to hear from you. It has been way too long and I haven’t heard anything _____ (1) you in ages. What kind of things have you been up to? Let me tell you about what´s going on in… Continue reading LETTER (READING): ONE WORD GAPS FILL

ACTIVITIES · B2 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

FCE (B2): SPEAKING ABOUT TEENAGERS

Would you say that stereotypes about teenagers are unfair? Why do teenagers need more sleep than people of other ages? What can your teenage years be such a difficult time? How do the media usually portray teenagers? How can teenagers find a balance between their studies and their social lives? Which typical mistakes do parents… Continue reading FCE (B2): SPEAKING ABOUT TEENAGERS

ACTIVITIES · GRAMMAR · STUDENT

FIXED PHRASES: TIME, PURPOSE, REASON AND RESULT

Fixed phrases: Fixed phrases are an essential part of language learning as they will give the learner confidence to express their ideas in various ways. They are really useful for speaking and the learner will recognise them in both written and spoken language. In relation to exams they are essential for rephrasing exercises, for the… Continue reading FIXED PHRASES: TIME, PURPOSE, REASON AND RESULT

ACTIVITIES · C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

CAE (C1): ANIMAL RIGHTS AND CONSERVATION

This is somewhat of a controversial topic and people do not tend to agree in many cases. Discuss these questions with an open mind and try to AGREE AND DISAGREE in various ways. For instance: Is it becessary to eat meat nowadays? Many people will argue that yes, yet many studies suggest that we originated… Continue reading CAE (C1): ANIMAL RIGHTS AND CONSERVATION

ACTIVITIES · B2 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

FCE (B2): SPEAKING ABOUT SPARE TIME

What is the most creative way that you spend your free time? When you have a free moment in the week, do you take advantage of it to do something fun? Do you find it relaxing to read or listen to music? What would be your ideal way to unwind? Are you interested in experiencing… Continue reading FCE (B2): SPEAKING ABOUT SPARE TIME