Number one for English language teachers

Intermediate

A selection of intermediate-level games and activities to practise various grammar points, including the order of adjectives, 'used to', the present perfect, the past continuous and lots more.

Intermediate lesson plans

  • The ring game: Order of adjectives

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

    A card game at intermediate level to practise the order of adjectives.

  • Adjective dominoes: Order of adjectives

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

    A domino game at intermediate level to practise using adjectives in the correct order that can be played as a group game or a mingling game.

  • Make and do: Practising expressions

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

    A matching activity for small groups that focuses on accuracy and practises the correct use of make and do.

  • Guessing game: used to

    Author: Jill Hadfield Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    A guessing activity at intermediate level to practise used to in affirmative and negative sentences and questions.

  • Experiences: Present perfect

    Author: Jill Hadfield Type: Game Staff Room

    A team game at intermediate level to practise asking and answering questions using the present perfect.

  • Role-play: Get / have something done

    Staff Room

    A role-play activity for the whole class that practises the correct use of ‘have / get something done’.

  • Flashcard game: both / neither

    Author: Jill Hadfield Staff Room

    An accuracy-based team activity that practises the use of both, both of, neither and neither of.

  • Guessing game: Past continuous

    Author: Jill Hadfield Staff Room

    An accuracy-based guessing game for pairs to practise What were you doing … ?, You were -ing, and I was -ing.

  • Mingling activity: Future continuous

    Author: Jill Hadfield Staff Room

    A whole-class mingling activity at intermediate level to practise will be + -ing.

  • Board game: Indefinite pronouns

    Author: Jill Hadfield Staff Room

    A board game activity at intermediate level to practise using some-, any-, every-, no- + -one, -thing, -where.

  • Explain! Present perfect continuous

    Author: Jill Hadfield Staff Room

    A speaking card game at intermediate level to practise the use of present perfect continuous.

  • Holiday game: Future of can/can't

    Author: Jill Hadfield Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    An activity where students receive an exciting holiday and must list all the things they will and won’t be able to do on their given holiday practising the future of can and can’t.

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