ESL Game: Sound Charades

Sound Charades is a super fun game for young learners but could be also used with other levels. This version of charades is played the same as the original but in this version you can only make sounds. Students can either write their own or used the prepared cards. A student from the class selects a card and must imitate the sound of the object. The other students in class must guess what the object is. The student who guesses correctly then goes next. 
Activity time: 10 minutes +
Materials required: Blank pieces of paper OR Vocabulary cards (see below for examples)
Skills practiced: Vocabulary practice
Level: Young learners (could be used with other levels)
Method

First, you can get students to write up their own cards or use the printable cards.
A student selects a card with the name of an object on it.
That player then has to imitate the sound that objects make.
The other players have to guess the objected that is being imitated.
The player who guess correctly goes next.  

 

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More Vocabulary GamesDiscover more ESL vocabulary games.
Vocabulary Fortunes – This online ESL Game is a great way to practice vocabulary with teens and adults. This activity is a great way to end class.
Vocabulary Circle – A simple warmer for all ages and level.
Verbictionary – Verbictionary is a fun way to practice verbs with young learners and adults. In this activity students draw verbs while their teams try and guess what the verb is.
Quick Fire Vocabulary – This vocabulary revision game is a great way to revise vocabulary with all levels and ages. This activity is a great way to review vocabulary with your class and can be used again and again.
ESL Game: Derp, Derp – This activity is a simple vocabulary revision activity. In this game students read sentences and guess what the missing words are. A fun way to revise vocabulary with young learners, teens and even adults.
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ESL Energiser: Animal Roundup

Animal Roundup is a simple energiser that can be used with small or large groups. This can also be used as an icebreaker and works well with teens and adults. Students think of their favourite animal. The group then need to organise themselves from smallest to largest animal by only making gestures or the noise of their animal. After they have finished, have group members go around and say the animal they were supposed to be to see if it was accurate.
Activity time: 10 minutes +
Level: teens and adults
Method

Tell students to silently think of their favorite animal.
Then tell the students that without talking, they need to arrange themselves from largest to smallest animals.
Students can only make gestures and the noise of their animal.
After they have finished, have them go around and say the animal they were supposed to be to see if it was accurate.

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More ESL EnergisersDiscover more ESL energisers for kids, teens and adults.
ESL Tongue Twisters – (Young learners, teens and adults)  Use tongue twisters to get them thinking and talking.
Change Seats If – (Young learners and teens)  – Get your students moving and thinking with this simple activity
What can you remember? – (Young learners and teens) – Test their memory skills with this simple activity.
Enigma (Young learners, teens and adults) – Get your class solving problems with these
Brain Breaks (Young learners and teens) – A collection of energisers for students that require no preparation.
Vocabulary Circle  (Young learners, teens and adults) – A simple vocabulary game that can be used as an energiser.
How many things…(Young learners and teens) – This activity is a quick and simple activity to help your students focus while using a small amount of class time.
Boredom Buster (Young learners and teens) – Reenergise your students with these simple classroom boredom busters.
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ESL Energiser: Do What I Said, Not What I Say

Do What I Said, Not What I Say is another simple energiser that will get your students out of their seats and moving. This energiser is a great way to bring back some life into your class and get your students listening and thinking in English! In this activity,  students need to do the last command that they were told not the action you are currently telling them. This activity require your students to listen and think carefully about their actions.
Activity time: 2 – 3 minutes
Level: All levels and ages
Method

Teacher (or student) stands facing classmates.
The leader calls out a command such as: “Stand on one foot!”
Students must follow the previously given command, not the command just given.
For example:

Leader says: “Stand on one foot!”
Students do nothing.
Leader says: “Hop on one foot!”
Students stand on one foot.
Leader says: “Flap your arms!”
Students hop on one foot.
Leader says: “Pat your head!”
Students flap their arms.
Leader says: “Sit down!”
Students pat their heads.
Leader says: “Fold your hands on your desks!”
Students sit down.
Leader says: “Fold your arms on your desks!”
Students fold their arms on their desks and are ready for the next lesson or activity of the day.

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More ESL EnergisersDiscover more ESL energisers for kids, teens and adults.
ESL Tongue Twisters – (Young learners, teens and adults)  Use tongue twisters to get them thinking and talking.
Change Seats If – (Young learners and teens)  – Get your students moving and thinking with this simple activity
What can you remember? – (Young learners and teens) – Test their memory skills with this simple activity.
Enigma (Young learners, teens and adults) – Get your class solving problems with these
Brain Breaks (Young learners and teens) – A collection of energisers for students that require no preparation.
Vocabulary Circle  (Young learners, teens and adults) – A simple vocabulary game that can be used as an energiser.
How many things…(Young learners and teens) – This activity is a quick and simple activity to help your students focus while using a small amount of class time.
Boredom Buster (Young learners and teens) – Reenergise your students with these simple classroom boredom busters.
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ESL Energiser: Buzz

Buzz is an effective class energiser to help get students get focused during lessons. This activity requires no preparation before class and is a great tool help students. This activity is great when students are finding it hard to focus or if you want to change up the pace between activities and can be used again and again. 
Activity time: 2 – 3 minutes
Level: All levels and ages
Method

Ask the group to stand up and form a circle.
One person after the other will start saying a number starting with 1-2-3- however at every number with a 4 in it or a multiple of 4 that person needs to say BUZZ instead of the number, the next person to continue as normal.
The counting will be 1-2-3-buzz-5-6-7-buzz-9-10-11-buzz-13-buzz-15 etc.
You can change the ‘buzz’ number to a different number to use the game again or to make it more difficult. 

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More ESL EnergisersDiscover more ESL energisers for kids, teens and adults.
ESL Tongue Twisters – (Young learners, teens and adults)  Use tongue twisters to get them thinking and talking.
Change Seats If – (Young learners and teens)  – Get your students moving and thinking with this simple activity
What can you remember? – (Young learners and teens) – Test their memory skills with this simple activity.
Enigma (Young learners, teens and adults) – Get your class solving problems with these
Brain Breaks (Young learners and teens) – A collection of energisers for students that require no preparation.
Vocabulary Circle  (Young learners, teens and adults) – A simple vocabulary game that can be used as an energiser.
How many things…(Young learners and teens) – This activity is a quick and simple activity to help your students focus while using a small amount of class time.
Boredom Buster (Young learners and teens) – Reenergise your students with these simple classroom boredom busters.
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