Tag Archives: TEFLtastic classics

EFL jigsaw games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 31)

Updated 31 December 2017 Another article of mine just published in English Teaching Professional magazine, available here for free and with added links to example worksheets. At least two more EtP articles coming, so please subscribe to TEFLtastic if you don’t … Continue reading

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Make Me Say Yes game (TEFLtastic classics Part 30)

Updated 4 December 2017 The simplest game in the world – students get one point each time they can make their partners say “Yes” in answer to a personal Yes/ No question like “Can you swim?” and “Have you got any brothers and … Continue reading

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Coin games for EFL classes (TEFLtastic classics part 29)

Updated 14 January 2018 As promised, here are many many more ideas on using a coin in TEFL, published in English Teaching Professional (ETP) magazine but available for free with added links to worksheets for my regular reader here on … Continue reading

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Ask and tell personalised questions coin game (TEFLtastic classics Part 28)

Updated 4 December 2017 I’ve been writing an article on games using coins in class (now up here), and it reminded me of this once all-time favourite game which I haven’t used in a while. Students take turns making questions … Continue reading

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Giving advice activites to practise other language (TEFLtastic classics Part 27)

Updated 1 January 2018 Just put up a new worksheet using this, one of my favourite ideas for practising tricky points which are different to think of other practice for, such as: – collocations with words like “get” and “take” – … Continue reading

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TEFL reversi/ TEFL Othello (TEFLtastic classics part 26)

Updated 27 September 2017 This post is an attempt to revive a long-running series of posts on TEFL activities that are so good and so adaptable that you have to stop yourself from using them too much. For the 25 other instalments, see here. Like … Continue reading

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35 EFL finding things in common games (TEFLtastic classics part 25)

With 11 photocopiable worksheet versions. Updated 25 September 2017. I seem to have completely forgotten about this activity for a couple of years, perhaps because it’s just so simple, but it’s recently become my favourite again. Students use the language … Continue reading

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39 EFL bluffing games/ EFL lying games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 24)

Updated 25 September 2017 Article on EFL lying/ bluffing games Q&A Lying games Photocopiable lying/ bluffing classroom activities Like and would like bluffing game – NEW Reported speech bluffing game Country and nationality words statements bluffing game Basic personal questions coin bluffing … Continue reading

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61 EFL board games

Updated 23 February 2015. Article 19 simple, fun and effective ESL board games Photocopiables Meeting people criteria board game – NEW Countable and uncountable categories and examples board game Uncountable categories with countable examples personalised speaking board game Dealing with requests … Continue reading

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Pick and draw – TEFLtastic Classics Part 22

Updated 20 November 2017 This is the newest and simplest of the drawing games I mentioned in my last post, especially suitable for students who are learning to read and/ or who need help putting together basic sentences, mainly meaning … Continue reading

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