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.
Children are always fond of writing and making projects about their hobbies and interests. They are also interested in their friends free time activities. The idea is making a poster about sports your students can do followed by short presentation in front of their classmates.
An involving activity to encourage students to get to know about their classmates' skills and abilities. It is a great way to practise vocabulary for free time activities and the modal verb 'can'.