ALT Self Intro Quiz Game


Summary:

The students learn about the ALT by playing a 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' quiz game. They also practice reading, listening and speaking (a little).

Level: Any

Time required: 30 minutes.
Skills: Listening Reading Speaking

Time Uno


Summary:

Get your students to practice saying the time alone, or together using a specific grammar point using time (I get up at___:___. I go to bed at___:___.) using normal UNO rules.

Level: Beginner

Time required: 30 minutes.
Skills: Speaking

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Spelling


Summary:

Students will spell different words given by the ALT.

Level: Beginner

Time required: 10 minutes.

Family Tree


Summary:

This short activity was made for 2nd However it can be used for anyone level who is familiar with words to describe their family (grandmother, grandfather, mother, father, aunt, uncle, daughter, son, grand-daughter, grand-son and cousin). Step 1: Students will make groups of 4-5 students (depending on the size of the class). Step 2: Hand out materials. Each group receives a blank family tree worksheet and an envelop with 17 cut out squares in each. On these squares are various clues to where each person belongs on the family tree. For example “Toru: I have 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson”. Step 3: After all the students have received all the materials, the ALT instructs them to start at the same time. You can time them or allow them to work at their own pace. It took my second year students about 15-20mins. Step 4: Award the first group to get the family tree in the correct order Step 5: Allow others to continue working or go over the correct order with the class. year students considering the family tree is in their textbooks.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 20 minutes.
Skills: Reading

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ALT Self-Introduction Quiz Game


Summary:

The students learn about the ALT by playing a 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' quiz game.

Level: Any

Time required: 30 minutes.
Skills: Listening Reading Speaking

Pronunciation Pyramids


Summary:

Students learn the difference in the pronunciation of similar sounding words.

Level: Any

Time required: 10 minutes.
Skills: Listening

Essay Writing – Self Checks


Summary:

Students learn how to check their English writing for mistakes.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 25 minutes.
Skills: Reading Writing

Essay Writing – Writing Body Paragraphs


Summary:

Students learn about the structure of body paragraphs and how to turn ideas in a brainstorm map into body paragraphs.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 50 minutes.
Skills: Reading Writing

Essay Writing – Writing Introductions


Summary:

Students learn how to write an introduction containing a) a good first sentence answering the essay question; and b) a summary of the reasons in the body paragraph.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 25 minutes.
Skills: Reading Writing

Essay Writing – Brainstorming


Summary:

Students learn about the importance of brainstorming before writing an essay, and how to do it.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 25 minutes.
Skills: Listening Writing

Essay Writing – Essay Structure


Summary:

Students learn about the structure of English essays.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 25 minutes.
Skills: Listening Reading

Make Your Own Comic


Summary:

Students practice writing English by filling in the speech and thought bubbles in the comics. These worksheets are also handy if some students finish an activity/worksheet before everyone else (they can work on the comics while they are waiting).

Level: Any

Time required: 20 minutes.
Skills: Writing

My Monster


Summary:

This is a fun activity for an English writing class. The students seem to enjoy it, and it is great to see the monsters they draw. It is also a good way for them to practice giving descriptions in English.

Level: Any

Time required: 25 minutes.
Skills: Writing

Jeopardy Quiz Game


Summary:

In groups of four, the students play a Jeopardy style quiz game. This game works well as a fun end of term activity. You can easily adjust the difficulty level by changing the questions. You can also include words and phrases the students learned during the term.

Level: Any

Time required: 50 minutes.
Skills: Listening Reading Speaking

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Classroom English card


Summary:

A card to help first year students

Level: Any

Time required: minutes.

Time-filler Animal/Insect Crossword


Summary:

A simple handout that can be printed and kept as a back-up activity as a last minute time-filler.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 7 minutes.
Skills: Writing

Circles


Summary:

A very simple vocabulary review activity. In pairs, students compete against their partner to circle the words on the sheet as the ALT calls them out.

Level: Any

Time required: 10 minutes.
Skills: Listening Reading

Price Maze


Summary:

The instructor reads out similar sounding prices and students try to follow a path through a maze based on what they have heard.

Level: Beginner

Time required: 10 minutes.
Skills: Listening

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The Price is Right!


Summary:

The legendary American quiz show!

Level: Beginner

Time required: 15 minutes.
Skills: Reading Speaking

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Halloween Read and Run Maze


Summary:

Use directions to escape from monsters!

Level: Beginner

Time required: 20 minutes.
Skills: Reading Speaking Writing

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Classroom Town


Summary:

Turn your classroom into a town and help your students find their way!

Level: Beginner

Time required: 15 minutes.
Skills: Listening Speaking

Odd One Out


Summary:

The odds are in your favor (which is the odd one out?)

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 10-15 minutes.
Skills: Reading Speaking

Fast Pizza


Summary:

Make a pizza as fast as you can for your hungry English-speaking customers. 15 minutes

Level: Beginner

Time required: 15 minutes.
Skills: Writing

3 Word Write Down


Summary:

Write down three words that come to mind when you see a picture/hear a word and then match them with a partner to get points!

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 20 minutes.
Skills: Writing

Spin and Spell


Summary:

Students race to spell a word by spinning in pairs.

Level: Beginner

Time required: 10 minutes.
Skills: Listening Writing

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Comparative Olympics


Summary:

Bringing the Olympics to Japan.

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 10-15 minutes.
Skills: Writing

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Scary Things


Summary:

Discover what people are scared of!

Level: Intermediate

Time required: 15 minutes.
Skills: Speaking Writing

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Prepositions Review


Summary:

Memorize prepositions by memorizing positions.

Level: Beginner

Time required: 5-10 minutes.
Skills: Reading Speaking

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