Tag Archives: YLs


This activity is variously known as kaboom, earthquake and typhoon, perhaps depending on which staffroom or hemisphere you are teaching in. It’s a good staple for kids courses; it’s gone down well whenever I’ve used it, even with adults. It’s … Continue reading

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One for the Kids Classes: Stepping Stones

This is good for practising word order in simple sentences with younger learners (8-12). It takes a bit of preparation though. It basically involves lots of pieces of paper on the floor, each one with a word written on it. … Continue reading

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Warmer of the week: ladder race

Let’s start the ball rolling with a warmer. This is a good one for reviewing a recently studied lexical set (e.g. weather) or to introduce a topic by quickly brainstorming vocabulary connected to the theme of the lesson. It’s very … Continue reading

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