Technical English/ English for engineers games/ worksheets

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Articles on teaching Technical English (with game ideas)

How to teach English for engineers

Lessons on inventions in EFL classes

Lists of technical English language

British and American technical English vocabulary list – the eleventh list here

300 Technical English abbreviations list

Technical English textbook reviews

Tech Talk Pre-Intermediate review

Technical English review

Technical English lesson plans with worksheets (originally written for Onestopenglish)

Technical and medical numbers game lesson

Technical English measurements and superlatives lesson

Photocopiable Technical English classroom activities

Describing chemicals with passive voice – NEW

Metals industry pairwork numbers guessing game

Designing and selling inventions passive voice practice

How British is your technical English?

British and American technical English collocations dominoes

Opinions on science and technology

British and American engineering vocabulary games (including miming, drawing, jigsaw, reversi, and dominoes, plus collocations practice)

Describing technology with passive voice

Speaking about CPE Writing Part One (with essay task on science and planning practice)

Cambridge Speaking Part Three on science

Passive voice free and controlled speaking

Processes in planes and airports present and past passive practice (with describing process phrases, and on a nice easy topic that everyone can talk about)

Verbs for describing processes

Past, present and future inventions vocabulary and speaking

Office inventions Tense review and speaking Extended version

Engineering vocabulary list dictation

Future inventions guess the year game

Engineering dimensions and comparing games (including nouns to make uncountable things countable)

Advantages and disadvantages of future technologies

OA past tenses

Office automation vocab

Technical countable/ uncountable nouns game

Technical English mimes

Technical English mimes version 2

Numbers review from computer engineers

Technology vocabulary guessing and discussion

FCE speaking on the future and technology (with future tenses review)

Describing objects

Technical/ Medical regular simple past verb list

Technology find things in common

Computer abbreviations

Inventions guessing game (modals of deduction)

IELTS Speaking Part Two presentations on technology

Related pages

IELTS describing processes task index page

Numbers worksheets page

Passive voice games/ worksheets page

Zero conditional games/ worksheets page

Writing reports worksheets page

Countable and uncountable games/ worksheets page

English for designers page

Other sources

Teaching English to engineers blog

Updated 25 May 2023

14 Responses to Technical English/ English for engineers games/ worksheets

  1. Monica Mott says:

    Thank you for your extremely informative posts on technical English for Engineers. I am an ESL teacher, who on ocassion, teaches an occupation specific language course to foreign-trained professionals. I especially liked the games.

  2. Bill George says:

    I taught English for 42 years, thought I had retired, now I’ve been asked to teach English for Computer Science at a new Polytechnic (Fachhochschule). As there seem to be no materials yet,
    I found this site to be a great place to get ideas for active lessons(the students have to stay awake for 3 hours, and so do I!) Thanks a lot.

  3. Carole Lees says:

    Excellent content on specialist topics not normally found in standard tefl books

  4. Micaela says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all this incredible material! It’s really hard to find activites for technical english lessons!

  5. Thank you! This is brilliant and thorough work that will help me in teaching my engineering students in Mexico.

  6. HECTOR says:

    Great job! excellent content and very useful. Thanks for your contribution to our work.

  7. Sandrine says:

    Thank you so much for sharing with the community of EFL teachers. It is fabulous !

  8. john says:

    is there some book i can buy?

  9. alexcase says:

    If you mean Technical English textbooks, have just added links to two possibilites. If you mean books by me, only managed one on telephoning so far:

  10. Sanket patil says:


  11. Anat says:

    Thank you so much! the materials are fantastic! ecspecially for the engineering students, as it isnt something straight forward, would you be able to do the same for digital marketing and data analyst please, it will help as there is a demand.

  12. alexcase says:

    Thanks Anat. I make these materials for my own students, so if I ever have a class full of them will stick my materials up here.

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  14. Kari says:


    Thank you for sharing all these wonderful didactic resources!!!

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