In this post you can find an example how to practise communication skills with ESL kids. Try this activity with your students to practise speaking, listening and writing skills as well as present simple tense, vocabulary for daily routines and telling the time.
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.
Today I encourage to try simple speaking activity 'Class Birthday Chart'. You can use this idea in many different situatuions, for example teaching months of the year, as an ice breaker activity or just a spur to talk in English.
Speaking activity for young learners to practise fruit and vegetables vocabulary and questions about their likes and dislikes.
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'.
Practise or introduce some food vocabulary talking with your young students about their likes and dislikes.
Your students will enjoy participating in this super simple and easy to remember rhyme if you use finger puppets to introduce a new set of vocabulary.
To practise question words and structures you should try 'Up Side Down Quiz' with your students.Working in groups children will feel comfortable to speak and have fun. All you need to do this activity is a sheet of paper for each group and pencils.
To avoid misunderstanding the learners have to differentiate between English sounds. That is why activities to practice sound pronunciation, word stress and intonation are crucial for the learning process.