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…

Activity: Pin the Tail

Tagged: ESL games for kids
Level: Beginner/Elementary
Age: Kindergarden +
Target language: Directions (up, down, left, right)
Time: 5 minutes +
Preparation: Two pictures such as an animal and its tail, plus something to use as a blindfold e.g. a tie or eyemask from an aeroplane. For less preparation, you could draw the picture and use a magnet or another object and bluetack as the tail.

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