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A collection of ESL teaching ideas!


  • I.D. Card
    First prepare pieces of paper with names of students, verbs, vocab items, or any topic you want to review. Students can possibly make the cards themselves. In class, stick the cards to the backs of your students, or their foreheads if everyone likes it. Students must get up and ask each other questions about their card. Only questions that can be answered with "yes" or "no" are allowed.

    If all students at once is too much, one student can come forward and ask the class about his card. Alternatively, split the class into two teams, and have one student come from each team and face-to-face ask each other about their card, with the first person to identify their card winning a point. This is lots of fun with the cards on their foreheads.

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