Category Archives: TEFL games

Matching Games Part Two – Pelmanism

Updated 11 February 2019 I’ve written a lot about pelmanism/ pairs/ the memory game before. However in the second half of the latest of my ETP articles that started with dominoes, I managed to come up with even more uses and … Continue reading

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New teaching time expressions materials and ideas

I start far too many of my articles with suggestions to teach more of this and less of that, but this time I really really really really really really mean it! Perhaps the most shocking weakness I have found in … Continue reading

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Discuss and agree (TEFLtastic Classics Part 35)

Simplicity itself, and almost infinitely adaptable – students try to come to agreement with the words, phrases, gapped sentences, sentence stems, etc that you give them, making it like an opinions version of Things in Common. Then they try to remember and/ … Continue reading

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Having a Ball: EFL ball games

Another of my articles for ETP on basic TEFL games and their many uses and variations. Not many photocopiables possible for this one, but one example included below.   Although I would put the blocks that I wrote about here … Continue reading

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New plurals teaching tips, games and pdfs

Not quite sure how I managed to churn out pages of stuff on Present Perfect Continuous and not a single teaching idea or photocopiable on plural nouns in the first ten years of this blog. I kind of feel like blaming Headway, … Continue reading

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Stacks of fun: EFL blocks games (TEFLtastic classics part 32)

Fourth in my recent series of articles in English Teaching Professional. See bottom of the page for links to a couple of photocopiables, two other articles on the topic, and lots more posts on classic TEFL games. A set of … Continue reading

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Sentence completion games (TEFLtastic classics part two) redux

Updated 31 August 2019 Just after previously writing about sentence completion guessing games, I realised that the sentence stems were perfect for a bluffing game in which students completed the sentences with a mix of true and made up info – … Continue reading

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Three new Xmas worksheets

Some rather last minute or slightly early (depending on how you think about it) Xmas presents from me to you: Xmas and New Year meetings – NEW Xmas vocabulary passive voice guessing game – NEW Xmas vocabulary yes/no questions games (20 … Continue reading

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New Yes/ No questions classroom activities article and page

Not sure how in ten years and over 200 articles it never occurred to me before, but have finally written a how to article and made a page for it to live on, with 26 photocopiable worksheets on the topic, … Continue reading

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Lots of new country and nationality word activities

New article on the topic: How to teach country and nationality words – NEW and many of those ideas also available as photocopiable worksheets on my page on the topic, including a few new ones and with more coming soon: … Continue reading

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