If your ESL students know lots of animals, especially pets, but they need to practice the vocabulary in interesting context, try this guessing game ‘What pet have I got?’. Students will feel comfortable to speak English, even those with low self-esteem or shy, as they work in pairs.
Do your students like playing hide and seek? Do they love animals? Let them play with the pets practising spelling at the same time. Simple activity for young learners to practise vocabulary for animals.
Try printable resources from the Teacher's Zone website to teach vocabulary for zoo animals. You can find here zoo animals flashcards with labels and phonetic transcription or zoo animals pictures without labels. You can use printable worksheets to practise zoo animals vocabulary as well.