Show and Tell ESL Speaking Activity | English Speaking for Kids

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Show and Tell ESL Activity Skills: Speaking/listening Time: 1-2 minutes per student (no questions). 4-6 minutes per student (with questions) Level: High beginner to Intermediate, all ages Materials Required: Nothing Show and Tell is a classic activity from way back in elementary school but it can work well in your…

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Dictogloss | ESL Listening and Speaking Activity

Dictogloss ESL Listening and Speaking Activity

Dictogloss Listening and Speaking Activity Skills: Speaking/listening Age: 8+ Materials Required: A short story Dictogloss is a simple activity for more advanced level students that helps them practice their listening and memory skills, as well as substituting vocabulary words if the original word is no longer accessible to them. Find…

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Top 5 ESL Activities for Kids | ESL Games for Kids

ESL Activities for Kids

ESL Activities for Kids If you’re looking for some great ESL activities for children, you’ve come to the right place! I have 5 of my favourite ones that are guaranteed to get your kids engaged, excited and energetic about learning English in your class. Add some variety to your ESL…

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Top 7 ESL Warm-Up Activities | ESL Warmers | ESL Games

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If you’re looking to get your English classes started off in style, then keep on reading for my favourite ESL warmers. Top 7 ESL Warm-Up Activities ESL Warm-up activities are an excellent way to begin class because they ease students back into using English again. In many cases, the last…

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Never Have I Ever ESL Game | ESL Icebreaker Activity

Never Have I Ever ESL Game

Are you looking for a quick warm-up activity or “get to know you” icebreaker activity for your English classes? Yes? Thought so. Then you’ll want to consider the popular party game, “Never Have I Ever.” And yes, you can do this game without using inappropriate questions or statements! Never Have…

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IELTS Speaking: Top 5 Tips you Need to Know to Improve your Score

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How to Improve your IELTS Speaking Test Score As the IELTS exam has become increasingly important internationally, there’s more and more information available on the Internet about the exam. It’s important to consider this information critically, and to consider the source of the information. Many people have their own opinions…

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TOEIC Speaking Mini-Tests | TOEIC Speaking Tests

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Here are some TOEIC speaking style tests that I’ve used in my own speaking exam preparation classes. You can use them in order to do a pre and post evaluation of your students. They can also be used as very simple level tests for your speaking or conversation classes, if…

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Top 10 ESL Speaking Activities for False Beginners

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Top 10 ESL Speaking Activities for False Beginners I taught English in South Korea for almost a decade and most of that time was spent teaching false beginners. False beginners are students who’ve studied English at some point in the past but had to stop for whatever reason. Or more…

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English Listening Tips for ESL/EFL Learners

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If you’re looking to improve your English listening skills, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to share three of our top tips with you today. You’ll also get a link to a resource with even more tips for how to practice English listening. Maybe you want to improve…

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Cosmo Quiz ESL Icebreaker Activity | ESL Warm-Up Adults

ESL Icebreaker Activity

Cosmo Quiz ESL Icebreaker Activity Skills: Speaking/listening/reading Materials Required: A Cosmo quiz or Cosmo-type quiz If you are a guy, you may not be familiar with the quiz in each month’s edition of Cosmopolitan magazine. These generally predict something about your relationship style, finances, etc. In other words, they are…

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Preventing Partner Fossilization in ESL Speaking Classes

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In the ESL/EFL world, fossilization is what happens when an error that a language learner makes becomes permanent, and cannot be fixed, no matter what further forms of input or error correction that learner is exposed to. I use this term to apply to ESL Speaking classes and what happens…

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The Name Game: Ice breaker Speaking Activity

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Do you want to help your students remember each other’s names (and you too)? Here’s a simple activity for learning names. It’s challenging, a little bit competitive and quite effective at breaking the ice too! How to Do the Name Game Skills: Speaking/ Listening Time: 10-15 minutes Level: Beginner-Advanced Materials…

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A Relative Clause Speaking Activity which is Fabulously Fun

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Relative clauses are a classic grammar point that you’ll find in just about every 4-skills ESL textbook. Here’s a fun activity you can use to get beyond the pen and paper. Relative Clause Speaking Activity If you’re studying about relative clauses (who, which, that), and want to lighten up the…

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Can Can’t ESL Game | ESL Grammar Activity

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Are you looking for a quick game when you’re teaching can/can’t. Then keep on reading to find out more about this fun one! Can Can’t ESL Game This can can’t ESL game is great for practicing speaking, listening and writing. It’s a game for children or adults, but the content…

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