ESL for Primary School/Vocabulary

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Students learn how to introduce themselves, ask for a partner's name and give their own name in English.
Chinese whispers[edit]

(Also known as Telephone) Get students to line up in two lines then whisper a different sentence or a word to the two students at the front of the line. They relay the whisper and the last student in the line comes forward then either act out the sentence (for example, “I can sing”) or pick out a picture card of that word. The first team to correctly relay the sentence and act out the sentence/pick out the card, wins.


Divide the class in teams. One student at a time acts out a word that you give him/her, and his/her team has to guess the word. You can make it harder by requiring them to use a full sentence, or make it correct only if they don't make a mistake. (e.g. "He is swimming.", or "She likes cats"). You can use this in some cases to help them form the habit of pronouncing the s.


Same game, but with students drawing on the board. Good if the class is shy, or reluctant.

Sentence Relay[edit]

Divide the class into teams. Put a set of words at one end of the room. One student from each team comes up at a time, and has to take a word card randomly, and make a correct sentence with that word before he/she can go back to the team. The first team to have all its members go wins.

You can make it more complicated by putting adjectives at one end of the room, and nouns at the other. Students have to take one of each and make an appropriate sentence. (e.g. "I like big fish")

Lessons in ESL for Primary School
Lesson Title Objective
1 What's your name? Students learn how to introduce themselves, ask for a partner's name and give their own name in English.
2 Colours Students learn basic colour names in English.
3 Body parts Students learn the names of some of the parts of the body.
4 Numbers: 1 - 12 Students learn the names of numbers in English.
5 Alphabet Students learn the alphabet in English.
6 Vocabulary review Students revise the vocabulary that they have learnt so far.
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