http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atfgHh7xS4Q [spacer_small] Can’t see the video click here. [spacer_small] “Preposition Practice” is a great simple ESL game to practice prepositions of place with young learners. It’s a fun and interactive way to study prepositions of place that’s sure to be enjoyed by the whole class. [spacer_small] Activity Time: 10 mins + Materials required: flashcards. Skills practiced: Vocabulary, writing and prepositions of […]
Liar Liar is a simple activity that I have used recently while teaching the topic of crime. It’s a simple activity and a great way to introduce the unit of crime. This activity uses authentic material and is a great way to challenge students while engaging them with interesting material. I have used this activity […]
Story of St Patrick (Video)
Level: Teens and adults. Pre intermediate +Method
Whiskey In The Jar
|The original lyrics|
The Wild Rover – gap fill
Level: Teens and adults beginners + Method 1. Give students a copy of the handout. Tell them to look at the gaps. Each gap is missing a verb. Tell them to predict which word is missing. 2. Students check their ideas in pairs. 3. Students listen to the song and correct their answers. 4. Now get them singing and clapping! My students always love singing this song.
St Patrick’s Day Storyboard
Activity Time: 10 – 15 minutes +
Materials required: Copy of picture board
Skills practiced: Vocabulary and expressions
Level: Young Learners +
Method 1. Print out a copy of the storyboards for each pair of students.
2. Cut up the cards and mix them.
3. Give a set of the cards to each pair of students. Tell them that they must look at the pictures and arrange them in the correct order. Then they must write a story using the cards. Tell them that they must write one sentence per picture (Young Learners, a paragraph for teens etc) Tell the students they have 10 minutes. Allow the students to use resources such as dictionaries etc to develop their stories.
4. After students have written their stories, get them to share and present them to the class.
St Patrick’s Day Idioms
Materials required: Copy of idiom pictures below PDF
Skills practiced: Vocabulary and expressions
Level: Young Learners (one or two idioms),Teens and adults. Beginners +
1. After you have introduced other vocabulary for St Patrick’s Day, you can introduce idioms. Show the students the idiom and then show them the picture.
2. In pairs, students try to decide what the idiom means then they report back to the class. Give an example of the idiom in use and then get the students to write their own sentence.
3. Revision is important with Idioms. As in the Powerpoint presentation, when revising idioms show the students the picture and ask them in pairs to write the idiom. After check if they have remembered correctly. Following this, concept check the meaning.
|Definition: A wish of good luck to someone.|
|Definition: A talent for making things grow.|
|Definition: To recycle materials and good for the environment.|
|Definition: A different place appears better than where you are.|
|Expression: The Irish are lucky or have luck.|
|Definition: To give someone permission to do something.|
Extra materials For Young Learners
St Patrick’s Day Flashcards – Large flashcards[gview file=”https://eslkidsgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/St-Patricks-Dat-Flashcards.pdf”]
Key words: Ireland, leprechaun, pot of gold, rainbow, shamrock and snake
St Patrick’s Day Word Search – A word search to practice the key vocabulary of St Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day Vocabulary Match Game (young learners)Page updated 14 Febuary 2022
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Fast Food Facts
ESL Food Conversation Questions
If you could only eat one thing every day for your entire life, what would it be? Why?
Food Memory Challenge
Celebrity ChefActivity Time: 10 Minutes + Materials required: Video shown below Skills practiced: Speaking, Listening and Writing. Level: Lower intermediate +
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Valentine’s Day Explained
Valentine’s Day Facts
Valentine’s Day ESL Questions
This post looks at 3 ESL Valentine’s Day Activities for teens and adults. These simple no-prep activities are a great way to get students talking and discussing their opinions on St. Valentine’s day. The first activity explains the origins of St. Valentine’s Day while practicing students listening skills with a short video. The second activity […]