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Make and do – collocation revision


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Too many lessons, too little time

Demo conditionals is a site where you can find new English language teaching materials that are both fun for students and educationally valid.

Everything has been used in the classroom and worked well, usually with a variety of levels and ages.

Use the search bar and the menus above to find games and activities that focus on different aspects of language learning, including vocabulary, grammar, error correction and a variety of practical skills.

The materials are designed to be adaptable, so find something you like and change it to suit your lesson plan. Feedback is welcome – let me know if there’s an activity that did, or didn’t work, and why.

Here are some highlighted games and activities:


Classmates Quiz
a lesson plan from practice to production of the target language

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Unfolding Mysteries
A game that helps students practice and produce past modals

 PET Part 1

Some ideas for turning practice papers into interesting and confidence building lessons for students

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Game where students use the target language to annotate pictures

The results are memorable and hilarious

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Collaborative game for students to write a story in groups and as a class.

(using  non-defining relative clauses, adjectives and narrative tenses)

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Speaking game that uses modals of deduction and descriptions of people. Designed to prepare students for speaking exams

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An activity to encourage quiet and shy students to speak in small group discussions.


Speaking activity to encourage discussion and decision making. Can be used for exam prep.

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 A quick ‘get to know you’ game for new classes that can also be used to review question forms.

Story Cubes - fp

A writing activity to use with story cubes. Perfect for practising narrative tenses in a fun context.

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A game for students to learn and practise the ‘-ed’ ending to verbs in the past tense. Has three sets of cards at different levels

Is it true

Past tense practice and an excellent speaking activity for students who are just getting to know each other.


A drawing game which works with grammatical structures and any chunks of language.

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This game encourages personalised production of the target language.

Adapting Dobble

This is a matching game that can be used to revise vocabulary and simple sentence structures.

Error Correction

A way to make error correction more interesting and a better learning experience for students.

Vocabulary game

This game uses a mix of drawing, mime and descriptions to make revising vocabulary more memorable and fun.

Personality speaking

A game to spark conversation and give students practice in expressing their opinions.

Adapting Pictionary

A way to use pictionary to revise any phrases or sentence structures. In my example I look at phrases with ‘care’

Wits and Wagers

An error correction game that gives students additional opportunities to self-correct and analyse their classmates’ answers.