The Memory Circle Game | ESL Speaking for Kids


Memory Circle Game for Kids Memory circle game is a fun way to help students remember names, or English vocabulary. It is a game that I often use with smaller (less than 10 students) and younger students (elementary school or kindergarten). However,  I’ve also used it with university students in…

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Guessing Game ESL Warm-Up Activity


I always like to begin my classes with a warm-up activity. After all, you don’t really know where your students have been, what their frame of mind is, or whether or not they have spoken a single word of English since your last class I find that easing into it…

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71 Ways to Practice English Writing | Tips for Students


English Writing Skills not so Good? What would it mean to your studies or career to be able to write quickly and accurately in English? Imagine being able to write an email in English easily and quickly? Or, no longer struggle for days when writing an English essay. Or, starting…

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Tell a Story, ESL style | ESL Speaking Adults


It seems like every ESL textbook has a unit where students have to tell a story. It’s usually in the unit on past tense.  It’s usually kind of a throwaway activity. However, it doesn’t have to be. Keep on reading for everything you need to know about making this activity…

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English Speaking Tip | Learn How to Open a Conversation


If you want to improve you’re English speaking skills, you’ve come to the right place! I’m going to give you one a favourite English speaking tip. This one is about how to open a conversation in English. Opening or beginning a conversation is pretty similar whether it is small talk…

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Vocabulary Auction | Fun Game for ESL Students


Are you looking for a fun way to help students learn new English vocabulary? Then you’re certainly in the right place. This vocabulary auction game does require some preparation but your students will love playing it. Best of all? They’ll be remembering English words without even realizing it. Vocabulary Auction:…

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ESL Activities for Listening and Speaking | ESL Games


Do you want to help your students get more practice with listening and speaking English in your classes? Yeah? Thought so. Then you’ll need to keep reading for the top activities to help them do that! Top 10 ESL Activities for Listening and Speaking If you’re looking for some ESL…

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Top 10 ESL Review Activities and Games | ESL Review Games


If you’re looking for some ESL or EFL review activities and games, you’ve come to the right place. Keep on reading! ESL Review Activities If you’re looking to make sure your students understood what you taught them in a previous lesson, consider using one of these top 10 ESL review…

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ESL Speaking and Listening: Agony Aunt | ESL Activity


ESL Speaking and Listening Activity: Agony Aunt Skills: Listening/Speaking/Reading Time: 15-20 minutes Level: High-beginner to Advanced Materials: Printed advice column questions and answers Agony Aunt if one of my favourite ESL speaking and listening activities. It will get your students talking because everyone knows how to solve other people’s problems! If…

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Terrible ESL textbook: Help is Here! | Best ESL Textbooks


Terrible ESL Textbook Doesn’t Have to Mean a Terrible Class I remember back to the days when I first started teaching in Korean universities and how clueless I was about basically everything. That first semester, I was given a total piece of crap textbook to teach English conversation from (which…

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Trivia for Kids: ESL Lesson Planning Made Easy!


Do you want to start your English classes for kids off with some trivia, but are struggling to find a good source for it? You don’t need to keep looking. Just keep on reading for all the details you need to know about ESL trivia for children. Trivia for Kids…

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