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Short Activities

These activities are short, fun and interactive while remaining language and curricular content-focussed. Your students will enjoy doing them!

Index of Short Activities

Name of activity

pdf download 7.1 Word tennis

Focus: recycling vocabulary, listening and speaking.

pdf download7.2 Charades

Focus: recycling vocabulary in a fun way.

pdf download7.3 Quizzes

Focus: forming, asking and answering questions, revising subject work.

pdf download7.4 Balloon Debate

Focus: speaking and listening.

pdf download7.5 Don't let the Sharks eat you (like Hangman)

Focus: using vocabulary in a fun way.

pdf download7.6 Making a Word Search

Focus: recycling vocabulary in a fun way.

pdf download7.7 Making Crosswords

Focus: recycling vocabulary in a fun way.

pdf download7.8 Word Chains

Focus: using vocabulary in a fun way.

pdf download7.9 Words from Words

Focus: using vocabulary in a fun way.
   What's new?

english language award The ELSP has won the 2009 European Award for Languages - click here for details

Jury's comments "Feedback from involved teachers very positive about motivation of students and this is motivating for teachers...Very impressed with project...Valuable idea transferable to e.g. Gaelscoileanna."

newly added Click here for a Report into English Language Support in Irish Post-Primary Schools - Policy, challenges and deficits (pdf format)

Remember, these units are further supplemented with a wide range of appropriate language learning and self-study activities suitable for post-primary students to do individually, in pairs or in small groups.
We again acknowledge Gill & Macmillan for their permission to reproduce certain short texts in some of these Units.

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English Language Support Programme, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

The English Language Support Programme is part of the Trinity Immigration Initiative (funded by AIB)