Monthly Archives: December 2010

Pictogram icebreaker

Background This is an icebreaker that works well for group sizes from 4 people upwards. It could be used at any time early on in a course. The fact that the prompts are pictorial gives a very interesting spin to the activity – it helps create a relaxed, fun, open-ended atmosphere and means that everyone… Read more »

Thinking time

The simplest pieces of advice are sometimes the best and hardest to follow. This is one of them. I need to relearn this every single course.

Last Man Standing

This is a fun, fast-paced, revision activity for lexis: either topic vocabulary or functional phrases. Students have to scan their memory to try to find words that fit a category chosen by the teacher.