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Mike Astbury

Thanks for visiting the site! Comments are welcome below. If you want to get in touch you can reach me at teachinggamesefl@gmail.com

Present perfect practice

Here's a quick instructional video for a very adaptable classroom game: I've written about this game in a previous post, with an example using conditionals, so for a full written version of the instructions you can [click here] The game... Continue Reading →

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Role play – practice and production

This post is a brief outline of a teacher development session I've presented several times so far this year, including the IH Brno and IH Minsk conferences. This post is primarily a series of links, each of which is a... Continue Reading →

Games to practise phrasal verbs

This post outlines a number of strategies that can be used to help students practise phrasal verbs. While students play these games they are forming personal contexts for a difficult to understand part of the English language. The recycling and... Continue Reading →

Micro Role Play 2 – challenging and creative

This speaking activity is designed for upper intermediate and advanced students. You can find a version for lower levels by clicking here This game is a fun and memorable way to practice grammatical structures, and in the example we’re looking... Continue Reading →

Micro role play – future conditionals and time expressions

This game is designed to help students practice vocabulary as well as grammar. The lesson below was made for upper-intermediate students, but the same strategy could be adapted for various levels and ages. This is a 'micro role play' where... Continue Reading →

The Prediction Game

The lesson plan below shows how you can adapt a textbook or exam based listening activity. The focus is on exploiting the students' own knowledge, and the language in the text, by spending more time examining the language before and... Continue Reading →

Picture prompts – ice breaker and more

This is a very simple activity, but its an excellent way to get to know new students and is highly adaptable for use with new language, revision and more. I first saw this idea in a training session by Dave... Continue Reading →

Highlights: The 10 most popular posts on the site

If you're new to the site, then this list of games and activities is an excellent place to start: Pronunciation Game: '-ed'   Agree or Disagree (and why)   First, Second and Third Conditionals Game   Five simple games for... Continue Reading →

Chapter 1 – The Comparatives Game

I'm writing a resource book and I've just finished chapter 1, which you can download below. It's a 13 page booklet, including instructions, demonstrations and all the cards you need to print and cut out. Here's a preview of the... Continue Reading →

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