advanced ESL

Mad libs are a great way to help students improve their understanding of parts of speech. They are a variation on classic cloze exercises, except that students need to choose a word that is a specific part of speech to fill in the blanks.
English language learners often have difficulty identifying the difference between open-ended and close-ended questions. Learn some strategies for helping them recognize the difference.
Emergency room and ambulance
Notebook: Resources for the Adult Educator is a 16-page resource designed especially for teachers and tutors.
It’s important to start class on time, even if only half of your students are there! Starting on time sets expectations about when students should arrive. Students who arrive early or on time can work independently, or in pairs, on review activities, and verify their answers on their own.
Thumbs up, thumbs down
Encourage advanced-level ESL and GED students to use transition phrases in conversation. This activity will help students use more academic language in speaking and in writing.
Vote
Thousands of students who are taking English or citizenship classes are, or will be, eligible to vote in the upcoming election.
This activity can be used at all levels to review vocabulary.
Relay race
This is a warm-up activity that can be adapted for all levels and used to review any situational dialogue or grammar point previously covered in class.
Scale
To practice speaking; review nouns and adjectives.

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