Tag Archives: TEFLtastic classics

Make Me Say Yes game (TEFLtastic classics Part 30)

Updated 2 October 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 … Continue reading

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Coin games for EFL classes (TEFLtastic classics part 29)

Updated 10 October 2017 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 TEFLtastic. I … Continue reading

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

Updated 16 October 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 using the … Continue reading

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

Updated 11 September 2017 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 8 August 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 … 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 11 December 2014 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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EFL taboo topics games (TEFLtastic classics Part 21)

Cultural training, loads of useful real-life speaking, and in one version a great way to contrast tenses. Students rank some questions and/ or topics from 1 point for great even with complete strangers to 5 points for completely taboo. They then ask each other … Continue reading

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