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Simple games you can use with the coursebook

Adapting coursebook material - reading and listening texts With most of my classes I have a set coursebook to follow and I often look for ways to adapt texts or individual exercises to include little games. This post will introduce... Continue Reading →

‘Get to know you’ questions

I use this activity as a ‘get to know you’ with new classes and it can be adapted for any level. It can also serve as revision for question forms which I’ll come back to at the end. This idea... Continue Reading →

Games to play with sets of words

A few basic ideas to do something fun with sets of words. Introduction Here are some activities I've used to practise the use of 'a' and 'an'. However, they can be used with any group of words divided into two... Continue Reading →

Speaking game with personality adjectives

This is a game for upper-intermediate and advanced students. It was designed as a  speaking game and serves as a revision tool for two lexical sets: professions and personality adjectives. The main focus is a better understanding of the subtleties... Continue Reading →

Prepositions of place game

This is a game for revising prepositions of place with an elementary level class. The game is available for download at the bottom of the page and includes everything needed to print and play. Before playing the game I used... Continue Reading →

Comparatives with animals game

This post has been updated and expanded in the first chapter of the Teaching Games resource book: You can download the free pdf version here This is a quick and simple game to practice comparatives using animals. It was made... Continue Reading →

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