In the Accidents Happen ESL activity, students work in groups to describe how different accidents happen, then act them out for the rest of the class.
In the Around The World ESL activity, students describe a multi-stage journey involving various forms of transportation.
In the Biography ESL project, students research the life of a famous person, then write about them and/or present to the class.
In the Biography Scanning ESL activity students have to quickly note down key facts about a person, then rewrite a biography using those notes.
In the Celebrity Interview ESL activity students role-play a TV talk-show style interview.
In the Change Chairs ESL game (also known as Fruit Bowl), students have to change chairs if the sentence spoken by another student is true for them.
In the Connect Four ESL game students have to get ‘four in a row’ by identifying correct word(s), for example irregular verb forms.
The Desert Island Discs ESL conversation activity is based on the BBC radio program of the same name, in which participants discuss luxury items they would like to have with them if they were a castaway.
In the Draw Your Weekend ESL activity students have describe what they think a classmate did/has done using only a drawing.
In the Emoji Story ESL activity, students use random emojis as the prompts for events.
In the Find Someone Who ESL activity, students have to find a classmate for whom a given criteria is true.
In the Fortunately Unfortunately ESL Activity, students create a story that alternates between positive and negative sentences.
In the Gossip ESL activity students tell their partner a ‘secret’, who then spreads it around the class.
In the Guess The Biography ESL activity, students create five-part biographies then have to guess the people their classmates describe.
The How Well Do You Know Your Friend ESL game is a ‘Mr and Mrs’ style game in which students have to answer questions about their partner.
The I Went To The Shop ESL game is a simple memory exercise which you can tailor to practise food, home or classroom objects vocabulary, or the past simple.
In the Job Interviews ESL activity, students imagine that they run a business and conduct job interviews with their classmates.
In the My Day Backwards ESL activity, students try to list the events of each other’s days in reverse order.
In the News Program ESL project, students create a TV news program and present it to the class.
In the Past Simple Rap ESL project, students create a rap using regular past tense verbs with different ‘-ed’ pronunciations.
In the Perfect Weekend ESL activity, students talk about their ideal weekend.
In the Random Story activity, students write a story involving ten random items they chose beforehand.
In the Run To It ESL game (also known as Stations), students locate the correct answer for a given question and run to it.
In the Story Chain ESL activity, students write the next part of every story that is passed to them.
In the Story Circle ESL activity, students take turns adding new elements to a spoken story.
In The Travellers ESL activity, groups invent a trip they have been on, describe it to the class, and answer questions about their experiences.
The Tic-Tac-Toe ESL game is a version of the classic game in which players can only draw their symbol if they complete a mini language task successfully.
The Timeline ESL game is based on the card game of the same name, in which players try and put famous historical events in chronological order.
The To Do List ESL activity is a short, simple exercise in which students write down tasks and then check them off with a partner.
The Travel Blog ESL activity involves students describing the events of an imagined trip.
The Two Truths And A Lie ESL activity is a bluffing game that’s perfect for getting to know your students, practising questions, or a number of different grammar topics.
The Who Am I ESL game is a version of the popular party game in which students have to guess the person assigned to them.
In the Whose Life Is It Anyway ESL activity, students write sentences about their lives in secret, then guess which of their classmates wrote each one.
In the Worst Day Ever ESL activity, students imagine a day when everything goes wrong, then describe what happened to a friend.
The Would I Lie To You ESL game is a variation on Two Truths And A Lie, based on the UK TV panel show Would I Lie To You?.
In the Writing A Postcard ESL activity students write an informal message home about their vacation so far.