Category Archives: "vocabulary"

5 Whiteboard Games

This post looks at games that can be done with just a whiteboard and marker and can be a great way to revise and practice English. Expanding Text Activity Time:  10 minutes + Materials required: Whiteboard and marker Number of students: 2 + Skills practiced: Writing. Level: All levels Method: 1. Write a verb on the board e.g “Go” 2. Ask students […]

How many things…

This warmer is always a fun way to get your students thinking and practicing their vocabulary. I first came across this activity in this book, which has some great ideas for mini-brain workouts for quiet or tired students. This activity is extremely easy to do and requires no pre-class preparation or materials. Activity Time:  5 – 10 […]


Password (aslo known as hot seat) is a simple ESL game that takes no pre-class preparation and is a great way for students to practice their vocabulary and speaking skills. This game is also a great ice breaker for teens but can also be used with young learners. Activity Time:  10 minutes + Materials required: White board and […]