Like movies? Do you want to introduce some well-known quotes into the classroom? Try out this entertaining activity. Working in pairs, they must complete the quote and act out the scene.
Used to clean and dye clothes, gunpowder and to heal skin. Could this be true? Enjoy this zany lesson plan designed for upper-intermediate ESL students.
Read about the man who accidentally threw £4.3 million in the bin with this Business English-focused lesson plan. Suitable for intermediate students.
An ESL computer technology vocabulary worksheet for your intermediate students to complete. It contains a matching exercise, a gap fill and a speaking activity.
Do your students get confused by Make or Do? How about using this speaking activity to reinforce the differences? It contains 50 Make and Do questions and is suitable for pair work.
This is a list of life’s greatest pleasures. The pleasures don’t cost any money. It’s a light-hearted activity designed to get your students talking about the little pleasures they all have in common.
This questionnaire was developed by a psychologist to see if he could make people bond with each other more easily. It contains 36 frank questions and is suitable for pairs. Intermediate and above.
An excellent lesson plan to teach 12 phrasal verbs with ‘Take’. Suitable for any level struggling with phrasal verbs. Intermediate+
Crispy tarantulas, smelly shark and boiled alive baby duck – Do people really eat these strange dishes? Find out with this lesson plan that your students will love talking about. Intermediate +
Need to practise the conditionals? This page is a speaking activity and is suitable for pair work. Each student has 15 questions/sentences in the first, second and third conditional.
This is a very enjoyable ESL speaking activity about a major vampire attack on earth.
An online scammer? An art thief? A diamond smuggler? The party is full of criminals! Luckily, the other half of the room is full of cops! This role-play is large enough to accommodate 12 students.
Need an ESL speaking activity about future technology? This activity contains over 30 thought-provoking future innovations for your class to discuss. Suitable for group/pair work. Intermediate plus.
Here's a useful activity that will get your learners thinking and talking about survival situations. The exercise focuses on ordinary objects that can be found around the home.
Discover what your students think about all aspects related to climate change. This activity contains 30 questions and a survey to encourage natural discussion in your ESL classroom.
5 great grammar games for teaching and practising reported speech.
Check out this selection of 4 fun ideas for teaching the past continuous/progressive, perfect for pre-intermediate levels.
Follow the clues and find out where the characters live, what they do, where they are from, what pets they have and what their favourite foods are. Takes around an hour.
Need to practise the present perfect continuous? Try out these 4 useful and motivating ideas to help your learners remember this tense.
Follow the clues and find out what the characters do, what movies they like, what they eat and what interests them. Takes around an hour
Have fun learning about Ireland with this Irish quiz! This is a student-centred activity. Contains 2 quizzes for pairs. Great activity for St. Patrick's Day.
Check out this fabulous worksheet with 5 activities to help your students practise reported speech.
Engaging lesson plan about color and its meaning. Emphasis is on speaking in this activity. Suitable for intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced levels. Lots of fun!
This is a money related speaking activity containing 30 interesting questions to foster conversation in your ESL classroom. Especially popular with adult learners.
Enjoyable speaking activity about travelling. Suitable for adults and teens, pair work or group work. Contains 30 questions for encourage discussion in your ESL classroom.
Students practise 6 mixed conditional scenarios by copying the example and placing the sentences into the tables. The activity contains a matching exercise at the end. Answers included.
Amusing multiple choice quiz which helps your students learn and remember very common idioms in English.
Could Yemen's capital literally run out of water? Is an addiction to narcotics part of the problem? What are the solutions? This ESL Lesson plan is suitable for upper-intermediates.
Discover one of the creepiest destinations that the danger tourist is attracted to in this ESL lesson plan. Suitable for advanced levels. 60-90 minutes.
A frank look at how our culinary choices might be having an effect on the environment. Wonderful ESL discussion topic about in vitro meat suitable for the higher levels.
Leave all the work to the student with this conjunctions worksheet. Learners test each other with these 20 questions. Suitable for intermediate and upper-intermediate.
Do you get away with more if you are drop-dead gorgeous? Do you perform better at work and in interviews? Find out with this captivating ESL lesson plan. Suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced.
Need a fun filler for your ESL class? Why not give them a quiz about the world's most popular show? Contains 30 questions and answers from season 1.
Fantastic 2014 general knowledge quiz to keep your ESL class happy! Takes 60 minutes and is suitable for intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced.
This is a great activity for livening up a bored and demotivated class. Suitable for ESL intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced levels. Lasts 1 hour.
The old reliable Who Am I? ESL game. This activity contains 15 descriptions for your higher level students to guess the famous person. Great filler activity!
Would you hurt a cute little robot dinosaur in the name of science? What about your colleagues? Explore this fascinating ESL lesson plan which looks at our bond with robots and how far we would go.
This is a great ESL activity for student who like to watch T.V. Test their knowledge of famous T.V. show quotes from the 80s to today.
This ESL lesson plan is very engaging, with a particular focus on speaking. It is suitable for advanced levels and will encourage healthy debate and discussion in your classroom.
This ESL lesson plan looks at the problem of water scarcity and the attempts to address the issue. Contains reading, vocabulary section and great speaking activities to foster genuine discussion.
Entertaining ESL lesson plan about the power of pee. Contains warm up, reading, pair work, discussion questions, vocabulary section and speaking activity. Suitable for intermediate and above (1 hour)
This ESL phrasal verb activity with 'Get' will help your students practise 12 phrasal verbs. Includes a matching activity, gap fill, true or false and a speaking exercise.
An enjoyable quiz to test your learners' knowledge of the new words and expressions that have been added to Oxford Dictionaries Online.
A stimulating ESL lesson plan about unusual jobs. Designed to maximise discussion in your classroom.
Test your students' knowledge of these easily confused words.
An engaging ESL/EFL lesson plan about intelligence which focuses on reading and speaking, and also includes a funny intelligence test. Will interest intermediate, upper and advanced levels.
Do pearls dissolve in vinegar? Can you make dynamite out of peanuts? Liven up your dreary ESL classroom with a fun food fact quiz! Suitable for intermediate and above.
Can the colour red make you a better player? Does it make you more attractive? Are blue pills more effective? This intriguing lesson plan will appeal to intermediate, upper and advanced levels.
A fascinating article & discussion questions to promote conversation in your ESL/EFL classroom about human behaviour and how to change it. Suitable for intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced.
This 1 hour ESL lesson plan includes a fascinating article, reading comprehension questions, discussion section, vocabulary match and a fun speaking activity. Suitable for Intermediate and above.
Understanding reported speech. Clear and easy to follow explanations.
Matching sentence halves, answering questions and speaking activities for medical English students.
40 health related questions and answers for your medical students to practice their English.
90 interesting conversation topics for medical students wishing to practice English as a foreign language.
Gap fill for medical students studying English. Use the correct verb in the correct form.
Suitable for TEFL / ESL / EFL practice. Present perfect simple exercises that involve forming sentences, correcting errors, matching sentence halves and speaking.
Idioms, phrasal verbs, prepositions and tenses. ESL exercises suitable for intermediate level.
Grammar and vocabulary exercises for beginners and elementary level ESL/EFL students. Suitable for revision before a test.
75 Interesting conversation topics to liven up you ESL classroom.
Fun Christmas time activities for pre-intermediate and intermediate ESL students.
Explanation of the Past Continuous/Past Progressive. Exercises to practice and learn this tense.
Fun conditional activities for your ESL classroom.
A helpful guide for teaching the past tenses to ESL classes.
A look at the present simple, present continuous, present perfect and the present perfect continuous. When to use them and how to form them.
Get your higher levels to practice English animal idioms with these two ESL exercises.
Simple exercises to get your ESL/EFL students using English food idioms. Suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced levels.
Teaching English adverbs - a concise and uncomplicated explanation of what they do and what they look like.
English Verbs - Learn about what they look like and what they do.
Phrasal verb quizzes and exercises for intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced level ESL students.
An easy to follow guide to the 7 future tenses, their structures, their differences and examples.
A handy resource for teachers who are looking for some fun teaching preosition activities for their ESL classes.
A comprehensive guide to teaching English adjectives to ESL/EFL students. Includes rules, explanations, examples and some interesting teaching ideas.
Here are 3 great vocabulary activities. They are suitable for different levels and they are very handy fillers, motivational exercises or just for a bit of fun.
Two great puzzles for ESL students. They focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary and problem solving. Suitable for Pre-intermediate and Upper intermediate. Fun to do!
10 lively speaking activities to practice Modal Auxiliary Verbs.
How to teach your ESL/EFL students the difference between the Past Simple and the Present Perfect.
Explanation of the Present Perfect Simple, exercises with answers and a fun game.
Visit a medieval castle in the middle of a river and interact with large pieces of art in The Sculpture Park.
Read about the problems we faced importing our car from Ireland into Portugal.
I moved from Ireland to Portugal almost 3 years ago and this is what I’ve noticed about the lifestyle differences between the 2 countries.
It's compelling and deeply disturbing. In the Corrections Museum in Bangkok, inmates were 'corrected' using a variety of grisly torture techniques.
Usually after a particularly bad flea attack you would find me rocking myself and babbling incoherently in a corner. Read how I get immediate relief from the insane itch they cause.
Pickled babies, body parts and mummified murderers. It's the strangest museum I've ever been to, that's for sure.
It's no fun being on the wrong end of the food chain. If the fleas are horsing and chomping on your tender flesh every night have a read here and learn how to get some deliciously chilled revenge.
Mimes suggestions for different scenarios - At a police station, at a restaurant, at a party, at a hotel and at a hospital.
Great activities for adults and young learners to keep them motivated and eager to learn.
Have fun in the classroom, with no need to spend hours preparing.
This is a quiz with a difference. It's quirky and entertaining. It's designed to get your ESL students talking and having fun. It will also give you, the teacher, a break from the old routine.