Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rebus Puzzles

If you've never tried a Rebus Puzzle before, it's a play on words presented as a picture.

Here are some examples:

The answers are:
1 Coffee Break
2 Misunderstood ('miss under stood')

Try 50 more here:

Friday, July 10, 2015

Vocab Activities for Mobile Devices

Two vocab activities have been updated to work on mobile devices: you can now either type in the answers or tap the tiles on the screen.

The first activity covers types of fruit and is suitable for elementary level:

The second activity covers items found around the house and is also suitable for elementary level:

Both activities will work well in class with a projector!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Smartphone Activity: Random Discussion Questions

This is the fifth in a series of smartphone games and activities for the ESL classroom. 

This activity is a set of random discussion questions that you can use as a warm-up or icebreaking activity. Point your students to one of the links below and ask them to discuss the question that they find with their partner or group.

Random discussion questions (basic):

Random discussion questions (int/advanced):
Random discussion questions (business):

New Word Game: Fonetix

Here is a new word game to try. Use the word parts on the tiles to form a word before the timer runs out. Try for a bonus or high score....