May 8

Activities for your Classroom

On this page you can find some activities which I’ve used with my students.  Feel free to download them and use them in your classes.  Please double-check these fully-editable activities before you use them as you may need to change some parts which are aimed more at students in Spain.


A 2 Day in 5 – A fun dictation activity for teens, from Catherine Morley

Starters, Movers and Flyers dice games (speaking practice)

KET and PET dice games (speaking practice – part 1)

ISE Foundation dice game

One-Board Games – Starters, Movers  and Flyers Question sheets and FCE revsision questions

Perfect Tenses Revision – A fun activity for upper-intermediate students to practise perfect tenses

Present Perfect Board Game – A board game for students to practise the Present Perfect Simple.  Suitable for teens and adults

Question word match– A pelmanism activity to practise question words and simple questions.  Suitable for elementary teens and adults


Reported Speech – A grammar guide with common reporting verbs and a transformation exercise

A Bad Day – A reading comprehension with an FCE-level cloze which can lead on to a discussion with the third conditional


Key Word Transformations – A PowerPoint activity for FCE students in which they have to transform the given word to complete the sentence


El Español de la Historia – Lesson plan, especially suitable for teachers in Spain

PlankingHandout to accompany my lesson plan on the Australian craze of planking

Time – An infoshare for elementary teens.  Students order the words to make questions and then ask their partner for the answers

When I was a kid, I wanted to be Superman – A multiple-choice cloze for FCE students in which they must fill in the gaps and then order the story.

World Cup Fever – Worksheets accompanying the 2010 World Cup PowerPoint that you can find here.  It includes a vocabulary exercise on nationalities and languages, 2 sets of an information share and questions for the football game.

12 thoughts on “Activities for your Classroom

  1. Margie Marc

    Hi Teresa,

    It’s good to come across sites like yours. Keep up the great work!

    I came across your site via Raven English. What you have to say with respect to ELT conference is interesting. I’d really like to know more and we appreciate it if you could get in touch with me.

    1. Teresa Bestwick (Post author)

      Hi Margie,
      Thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment – it’s always nice to know that people are using the ideas they find here!
      If you’re on Twitter, you can find me there (TeresaBestwick) and we can chat some more about conferences 🙂

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  5. Guido

    I´d love to use the planking handout but can´t open it with MS Word. All the other handouts open fine. Help!
    A fan,

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