Activity: Ambiguous Headlines

For more ESL games and activities, click here. Ambiguous Headlines In this activity students look at ambiguously worded headlines exploring double meanings in English. Focus: Speaking, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary Level: Intermediate+ Age: Teens/Adult Target Language: Newspaper headlines and typical topics e.g. crime, research, politics, etc. Time: 10-20 minutes Preparation: Select Read more…

expanding headlines activity for teaching articles

Activity: Expanding Headlines

For more ESL games and activities, click here. Expanding Headlines In this idea, based on an activity from Penny Ur’s Grammar Practice Activities¬† (2009, p. 158-159), students practise using articles in the context of reporting the news. Focus: Grammar, Speaking Level: Pre-Intermediate+ Age: Teens/Adult Target Language: Articles (a/an/the), any lexis Read more…

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Activity: Text Bingo

For more ESL games and activities, click here. Text Bingo Description of activity Focus: Listening Level: Any Age: Primary – Adult Target Language: Any Time: 5 minutes+ Preparation: Need to find suitable texts Procedure: 1:¬†Before the lesson, prepare several different texts. There must be enough for one different text per Read more…

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