Category Archives: Vocabulary games

New teaching acronyms and other abbreviations resources

Two new articles with many teaching ideas and a few photocopiable examples on two brand new pages on the topic: Abbreviations games/ worksheets page – NEW PAGE Acronyms games/ worksheets – NEW PAGE Advertisements

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A new word formation game

Came up with this one a bit too late to put it in my new article on the topic, but possibly better than any of the ones that did get in there. Students get one point for each correct statement about other parts … Continue reading

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New TEFL articles and worksheets December 2010

Because I’d like to send every reader a real Xmas present each, but I don’t know where either of you live… Talking of Xmas, even more worksheets on that topic at the bottom, in case your students aren’t already sick of the topic … Continue reading

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New TEFL PDFs April 2010 Part One

Your stressful week (Simple Past and Present Perfect, with bluff game) https://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/business-esp/market-leader/ml-pre/stressful-week/ Stress at work Guess the job Rules for host families sentence completion pairwork (dependant prepositions and verb patterns) https://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/inside-out/io-upper-u2/host-family-rules/ Describing your city Similarities and differences Possessions discussion questions … Continue reading

Posted in Business English and ESP, call my bluff, Dependent prepositions, Discussion questions, Photocopiable worksheets, verb patterns, Vocabulary, Vocabulary games | Tagged | 1 Comment

New Technical and Medical English worksheets

Some originally written for Onestopenglish but went missing during an editor change, so now available here for free: Technical English worksheets Medical English games/ worksheets

Posted in Business English and ESP, countable and uncountable nouns, Determiners and articles, Medical and pharmaceutical English, past tenses, relative clauses, Technical English, TEFL, Vocabulary, Vocabulary games | Leave a comment

New TEFL/ TESOL/ TESL/ TEFAL/ TEFLON articles etc July 2009

Too tired after trying to come up with that Google friendly blog post article to write anything about these, so here is just the list: Problems, solutions and variations with hangman in EFL classes (including links to online hangman games) Speaking … Continue reading

Posted in Cambridge University Press, ELT publishing, Getting published, Grammar, Grammar games, links, Oxford University Press (OUP), pre-school/ kindergarten/ very young learners, relative clauses, Spelling games, Teaching young learners, Technology, TEFL blogs, TEFL games, Using storybooks, Vocabulary, Vocabulary games | 1 Comment

What to do with morphases.com

Morphases is a face photo manipulation programme that is easy to use and was the biggest hit of the month with my 8 to 11 year olds, with them fighting to speak English to tell me how to change the … Continue reading

Posted in Adjectives, Appearance vocabulary, Body parts vocabulary, Grammar, links, possessive s, Speaking, Teaching teenagers, Teaching young learners, Technology, TEFL, TEFL games, TESOL, Vocabulary, Vocabulary games | Tagged | Leave a comment

The best end of term revision games

One way of finishing the term is with Xmas-themed stuff (see the post below). Another good one is lots of fun revision games. As I’ve spent a few years teaching students who want to do every page in the book … Continue reading

Posted in Business English and ESP, Business English games, Collocations, ELT publishing, English for study abroad, Functional language, Grammar, links, Materials, Personalisation, Photocopiable worksheets, Revision games, Speaking, Speaking games, Taboo, Teaching teenagers, TEFL, TEFL games, Usingenglish, Vocabulary, Vocabulary games | 1 Comment

Christmas and New Year teaching ideas 2008

UPDATE: Much expanded and reorganised Xmas page with 42 articles and worksheets now here: Xmas and New Year materials/ ideas

Posted in Adverbs of frequency, Business English and ESP, Cross cultural training in EFL, Cultural differences/ cultural training, First conditional, Food vocabulary, Future perfect, Going to for future plans, Going to for predictions with present evidence, Grammar games, Language of negotiation, Modals of deduction, Passives, Past continuous, Photocopiable worksheets, pre-school/ kindergarten/ very young learners, Present simple/ continuous, state and action verbs, Technical English, TPR, video, Vocabulary games, Will for predictions | 5 Comments

Nutty TEFL idea of the day

“Sole Mates” from “The Grammar Activity Book” Tie words that go together (such as collocations) to different students’ shoelaces. They then walk around putting their feet next to each other to try to match them up. If they make an … Continue reading

Posted in adjective plus preposition, Alternative teaching techniques, Cambridge University Press, Classroom management, Collocations, Dependent prepositions, ELT publishing, Grammar, Grammar games, links, Materials, Photocopiable worksheets, Prepositions, Teaching English Abroad, TEFL, TEFL games, Vocabulary, Vocabulary games | 3 Comments