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Last Letter First Letter

Write any word you want on the blackboard. I always like to use my favourite colour blue. Blue. The last letter of blue ise. The first letter of the next word must start with this letter. Blue~Elephant~Town~Never~Radio~Orange~Easy~Yellow~
I usually continue until I fill the blackboard with a long list of words. When I play this game I don't allow Names or Plurals ( dog but not dogs ). The words can be any English words. For lower levels, I give them a clue, Think of a fruit, an animal, etc.
The next stage of the game is to remove each word from the blackboard by making a sentence with one of the words.
Blue~Elephant~Town~Never~Radio~Orange~Easy~Yellow

Tongue Twisters PowerPoint

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Using Tongue Twisters in class is fun and entertaining for my students but it is also a great way to achieve better pronunciation in English.

I project the tongue twisters onto a whiteboard in my classroom. Students practice first. I help with any words they find difficult to pronounce and then one by one, or volunteers, they read as fast as they can in front of the whole class. It always creates a lot of laughs.

My advice is to use the Tongue Twisters over several classes. Last 5 or 10 minutes of class to finish up, using 5 or 6 tongue twisters a class.

Download the PowerPoint I use in class here: Tongue Twisters PowerPoint Enjoy.


Ireland and Saint Patrick’s Day PowerPoint

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Here is a PowerPoint I use for Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th. Download and use it in class if it helpful for you. There are 28 slides in total. To download click on the link below. Enjoy!

Ireland and Saint Patrick’s Day PowerPoint


WH Question Board Game

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This Board Game is to practice personal questions for low level English speakers. There are 32 English  questions to answer. All you need to do is print it for free, a dice and a few counters for your students.



Download for free here. WHBoardGame.

Past Irregular Verb Game: Battleship

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Here is a fun game for your students to practice the Past Irregular Verbs. In pairs they have to sink each others ships to win the game. To shoot at a square they have to say the past form of the verb in the square. Easy. Most of your students will have played Battleship before.
There are 49 verbs to practice with. For students who are learning the verbs for the first time, give them a list to work from or tell them they can use their books for help. 
To make it more difficult, ask your students to spell the verb or make a sentence with the verb in the past. Either affirmative, negative or interrogative.
Teach them words like HIT, MISS and SUNK beforehand. You can download here: Battleship

Taboo PowerPoint Game

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Taboo is my favourite activity for English class. Students have to be able to describe something accurately using the language that they know.
To play taboo you describe an English word and another person has to guess what the word been described is. The word can be a food, an animal, a famous person or place, the name of a movie, a school subject, anything you want. Of course you don't say the word.
I like to use a PowerPoint presentation, so the whole class can read the word and see the picture of what it is. It helps those students who don't know what the word is and it helps them to describe it easier. 
I pick a student from the class, they sit in front of the class with their back facing the whiteboard and the rest of the class describes the word until the student guesses what it is. This way I can control who is asking questions, I can correct them or help them out if they have difficulties. When the student guesses the correct answer, another student has a go.
Another way t…

Cambridge KEY (KET) Speaking Part 2 Cards

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In the second part of the KET speaking exam the examiner gives the students a card with some information or some ideas for questions. Basically the students ask and answer simple questions about daily life for 3 to 4 minutes. Usually five questions and their answers.
I have made 6 cards for my students to work with. Some different material to work with is always good even if they do laugh at my drawings. Download them here if you like, KETCards.
Please share, etc if you find them useful in your own class. Enjoy.