Showing posts with the label Vocabulary

American Vs. British English PowerPoint

This is a fun PowerPoint to see if your students use American or British English vocabulary words. Students simply say what they see in the picture. Of course their answer can depend on a lot of things. The TV series they watch, the books they read, which country they are from, their teacher, etc..... There are 55 slides in the PowerPoint. I usually divide it over 2/3 classes so they don′t get bored of it quickly.  Hope you find it useful. Download here: PowerPoint  

Topic Circle - Vocabulary Game

Topic circle is a fun game to practice volcabulary. Need: Pieces of paper cut out with different categories written on each, e.g. Sport / Transport / Colours / Animals. Make groups with 4 or 5 students. Stack the pieces face down on a table. Turn one over. This is the category for your students. Going around in a circle your students take turns to say a word related to the category. Transport : Car! Bus! Plane! Bike! and so on..... If a student can not think of a word, repeats a word already said or takes too long, the game stops. Turn another piece of paper over and start again.  Sport : Football! Swimming! ........... You can write your own categories, the vocabulary your students are learning or you can print the one I use here: TopicCircle Enjoy!!

BrainStorm Game

Fun game to use in English & ESL class. No material or preparation needed.   To start I draw a cloud on the blackboard. Inside the cloud I write a topic for example Sports. With the class we write down as many sports as we can in five minutes.  After I have done an example with the class I ask the students to make pairs or small groups. Take out a piece of paper, divide it into four / six parts and draw a cloud in the center of each part.  Then pick a topic, for example food, animals, transport, sports, verbs, whatever vocabulary your studying in class, etc... Write the topic you have chosen in the cloud. I usually give the pairs / groups five minutes to write as many words as they can. While they are working check their words, ideas and spelling. Four or Six clouds = 20 or 30 minutes. An easy game for half of the class.  Reduce the time for each cloud depending on your class. Use the other side of the page for more clouds. Another idea is to play a song. Studen