Number one for English language teachers

Upper intermediate

A selection of upper intermediate-level games and activities to practise various grammar points, including the present passive, the second conditional, the past perfect and lots more.

Upper intermediate lesson plans

  • Dominoes: since and for

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

    A domino game at upper intermediate level to practise using since and for with time expressions.

  • Picture game: Second conditional

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

    A picture and guessing game at upper intermediate level which involves students using their imagination to complete sentences in order to practise the second conditional.

  • Quiz: Present passives

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

    A card game at upper intermediate level to practise using present passives that can be played as a group game or a team game.

  • Mingling puzzle: Past perfect and past simple

    Author: Jill Hadfield Type: Game Staff Room

    A mingling game at upper intermediate level to practise the past perfect and past simple.

  • Question tags

    Author: Jill Hadfield Type: Game Staff Room

    A matching activity at upper intermediate level to practise correct use of question tags.

  • Future in the past: was going to

    Author: Jill Hadfield Staff Room

    A matching activity for small groups that practises the use of was going to.

  • Reported commands

    Author: Jill Hadfield Staff Room

    A team competition at upper intermediate level to practise the reported commands He/She told you to … and He/She said to …

  • Situations: wish

    Author: Jill Hadfield Staff Room

    A team game at upper intermediate level to practise I wish I had …, I wish I could …, I wish you would … .

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