Number one for English language teachers

Elementary

A selection of elementary-level games and activities to practise various grammar points, including 'can' for ability, the present simple, wh- questions, frequency adverbs and lots more.

Elementary lesson plans

  • Question time: wh- questions

    Author: Jill Hadfield Level: Elementary Type: Game, General lesson plan

    A card game at elementary level to practise wh- questions and answers.

  • Streetpets: Present simple

    Author: Jill Hadfield Level: Elementary Type: Game, General lesson plan Staff Room

    An information-gap activity at elementary level to practise the present simple of live and have got.

  • Describe and grab: Adjectives

    Author: Jill Hadfield Type: Game, General lesson plan Staff Room

    A competition at elementary level designed to practise adjectives for size, shape and colour that can be played in either groups or teams.

  • Board game: can (ability)

    Author: Jill Hadfield Type: Game, General lesson plan Staff Room

    A fluency-based board game at elementary level to practise can in statements, negatives and questions.

  • Guessing activity: like + -ing

    Author: Jill Hadfield Level: Elementary Type: Game, General lesson plan Staff Room

    A guessing activity at elementary level to practise like, don’t like, love, hate + -ing with quite, really, at all and very much.

  • Board game: Frequency adverbs

    Author: Jill Hadfield Type: Game, General lesson plan Staff Room

    A board game at elementary level to practise the present simple with frequency adverbs and time expressions for groups of three to four students.

  • Guessing game: would like

    Author: Jill Hadfield Staff Room

    A guessing activity at elementary level to practise would like + noun, and would like to for groups of three to four students.

  • Fun with grammar: Guessing and memory game: Personal pronouns

    Author: Jill Hadfield Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    An activity where students complete sentence stems to practise personal pronouns, play a guessing game in pairs and share information in groups.

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