Tag Archives: TEFLtastic classics

Meeting criteria games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 39)

Another instalment in my series on posts on the most useful and adaptable TEFL activities, for once for an activity that I (probably) invented. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic. Updated 21 July 2020 This … Continue reading

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Disappearing text memory games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 38)

This is another activity that I’ve used regularly as long as I can remember and I’ve finally got around to writing about, inspired by its appearance in my new e-book. If you like anything here and want more, please support … Continue reading

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Good and bad responses (TEFLtastic Classics Part 37)

The first in a few additions to my occasional series on the most adaptable games/ activities in TEFL, revived due to finding that there are some real TEFL classics that are in my new e-book and I use all the … Continue reading

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Learning grammar through body language and gestures links

Some people may have noticed from my last list of new stuff that “my boom” (as we say in Janglish) is writing about moving around and getting students to move around in class. In fact, it’s so much of an … Continue reading

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Matching Games Part Two – Pelmanism

Pelmanism in ELT article and PDFs. If you like anything here and want more, please support TEFLtastic. Updated 22 September 2020 I’ve written a lot about pelmanism/ pairs/ the memory game before. However in the second half of the latest … Continue reading

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TEFL dominoes (TEFLtastic Classics Part 36)

Part One of the most recent of my articles in ETP magazine. Updated with extra worksheets on 20 July 2018. Readers who saw the number of variations in my article on jigsaw games might be surprised to find that those are … Continue reading

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Discuss and agree (TEFLtastic Classics Part 35)

Updated 28 April 2021 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 … Continue reading

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Having a Ball: EFL ball games (TEFLtastic Classics Part 34)

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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Cultural differences and useful phrases (TEFLtastic Classics part 33)

This activity originally started as a solution to a problem with one of my favourite activities, tips and useful phrases. The problem is that students often have no idea what good tips are and so the discussion stage doesn’t always work … Continue reading

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30 EFL sentence completion games (TEFLtastic classics part two revisited)

Updated 14 April 2021 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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