ESL Worksheet: Logic Puzzles and Discussion

Learning English does not have to be a boring exercise in grammar drills and vocabulary memorization. Here in Korea, getting the students to use English as a means of communication in the classroom is vital to language development.

That’s why I like to mix logic puzzles and word games into classroom worksheets and discussion activities. It makes the class fun. The students use active English. Everybody learns and gets a little smarter.

English Classroom Puzzle Worksheet

Here is a activity worksheet for today’s class. Enjoy. This ESL worksheet has:

Online Dictionary

This is a new word game discovery for me. It’s called, “Name that thing.”

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary website, this nifty word quiz tests your knowledge of everyday objects.

It is a great 5 minute study tool for ESL students trying to  improve their vocabulary.

Click here of the website: name that thing.

ESL Speaking Activity – I’m Fantastic

Routine. It’s a useful classroom tool. It also brings boredom and unhappiness. That’s why routine needs to be broken from time to time.

That’s what this ESL speaking activity will do. Hopefully.

Fantasticats

This is an activity which I have shamelessly borrowed from a terrific business training website. Here is the link for business balls.

This conversation activity creates the conditions for a free speaking activity. With a few prompts the students will engage in an English conversation that does not rely on substitution drills or preset vocabulary.

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ESL Lesson – OECD Travel Data

This lesson in the advanced level English textbook is about travel. So, I prepared a short lesson using OCED travel data.

The attached pdf has two pages of OCED travel data. We will use these pages as part of our lesson. It will help to build professional level speaking skills by understanding how to read, summarize and explain statistical data.

Speaking Activities

The first step is to understand the data you are looking at by answering three questions:

  1. what is it?
  2. what is being counted?

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