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Games and Freer Practice Activities

ARGH! I’ve still got 15 minutes left! How many times have I said that in a classroom?? Well, none actually, but I’ve certainly thought it on many, many occasions. Sometimes I just can’t think of a game that doesn’t provoke the response “Oh, THIS again…”. Well, here’s a few lists of games and quick activities that can be really helpful in this situation. And, as it goes, a lot of them can be used or adapted for freer practice activities. I hope these are of some help.

162 games for Adults and Young Learners

100 Games for Young Learners

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Day One

Well, I have finally got myself set up. I now have this page, a Twitter that links to this page, a LinkedIn account that links to this page and the twitter, a separate Twitter as a personal account which links to my Facebook page, which is linked to my Spotify, and all of these things are somehow magically on my mobile phone in the form of Apps, which do whatever they want without instruction and then tell me about it afterwards. I mean, what is the world coming to? Soon I’m going to have a fridge that links to my stomach, which in turn is linked to my neighbour’s dog and then we’ll all be in big trouble. Does anyone out there have any useful tips, hints, advice, mockery or unhelpful taunts that could steer me in the right direction on these sites? Actually, I’m getting the hang of Twitter now I think about it. I’m following all the people that I’m expected to: Stephen Fry, Mrs Stephen Fry, QI, Stephen Fry’s mother’s sister’s cousin’s great-aunt Brenda. Oh, and Lord Sugar. He’s definitely got a lot in common with me.

So anyway, if anybody stops by and wants to provide a metaphorical stroke of the head or soothing lullaby, please feel free. If you don’t then I’m worried I may have a technological breakdown. And, in this day and age, that could be very unpleasant indeed.

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Hi to everyone out there!

This is my site where I discuss, share ideas and write about English as a Foreign Language.

At the moment, the menu on the right of the page links to help for students with general English and exam English, as well as teaching resources and tips for teachers. I add things fairly regularly – at least once or twice a week. Take a look and feel free to comment, download, peruse and enjoy!

I hope to get to know people, students or teachers and hear about teaching and learning experiences from as many people as possible.

Above all, I hope you enjoy the site!

SimonSimon Richardson