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10 Effective Ways to Learn English with the Help of Speaking Games

English is the second most popular language in the world, after Chinese. When you travel to Germany, you will probably speak English. When you go on a business trip in Hawaii, you will speak English. Knowing this language is extremely powerful these days.

Unfortunately, learning English can be…


Added by Chris Richardson on December 1, 2017 at 16:04 — 1 Comment

Let's Play Jeopardy Again! September

My dear friends! I am unsure of being able to spend much time here tomorrow, so, I am posting this blog today so that you will be able to game here since the moment as we have already got August winners. I propose to start each month with ROUND 1 for us not to deal with multiplace numbers.…


Added by Danny Clark on August 31, 2016 at 13:30 — 1351 Comments

Let's Play Jeopardy Again!

My dear friends! I know, you already played Jeopardy here, but it was long ago. So, I’d like to come up with this idea again. My game will be a little different from Tara’s, but it will be as interesting and captivating as hers. For those who know nothing about that famous American show, here is the…


Added by Danny Clark on July 23, 2016 at 13:30 — 1864 Comments

My Idea about One More EC Game

My dear friends! As Tanya and I like gaming Onee's Guess my word, we would like to come up with the idea of another game, something like American Jeopardy. I will explain what we mean in a few words. In this game there will be a few fields of knowledge like literature, social life, science, etc. And a winner of a previous game will be able to choose the option. Then, he/she will have to answer our question. If he fails, other memebers will be able to do it. We haven't thought over the…


Added by Danny Clark on July 20, 2016 at 15:04 — 18 Comments

5 Fun Apps to Improve Language Skills: Learn Outside the Box

What does it mean to learn outside the box?

How many items can you find around you that could actually benefit your learning experience?

Check out the link below to answer these questions, and discover entertaining ways to improve your English fluency. Decrease translating, increase vocabulary, and have fun while learning. The link is below:

Added by Jennifer on April 7, 2014 at 6:15 — 6 Comments

FCE Speaking Part 2: Building a picture

 Ok then, Here´s a little activity I like to do with all levels. In the format below it's best suited to FCE and CAE students.…


Added by Harry Waters on November 23, 2013 at 10:40 — No Comments

FCE Sepaking Part 1 Phrasal Verbs Battleships

I presented this exercise at the recent ACEIA conference.
It is a fantastic activity for practicing Part 1 questions for all Cambridge exams. It also gives students a reference of 36 common phrasal verbs and time to practice them. 
1) Draw your ships on anywhere your…

Added by Harry Waters on November 22, 2013 at 12:39 — 3 Comments

Four Grammar games

4 Grammar games for you or your students:

There is / there are - elementary

Comparatives / superlatives - preintermediate…


Added by Zdenek Rotrekl on October 29, 2013 at 6:21 — 1 Comment

It's all about what inside your head is?

I used to watch television programs which not having any kind of knowledge to get. Things have totally changed soon after i went to my parents' house where located in the capital city of my country. I got plenty of things to watch in payment-TV-cable, you know, it's such great thing to know initially.…


Added by Anonymous on October 27, 2013 at 18:11 — 5 Comments

Play2Learn #010 Conditionals Billionaire

LEVEL: High Intermediate

This game is from the ESL Games World website.  It helps you to review the zero, first, second and third conditionals.  You can play this game alone or if you have a family member or friend at home with you, you can play against each other.

To play hit the start button and then decide how many players are going to play.  It then selects who will start the game.…


Added by Karenne Sylvester on August 9, 2013 at 14:01 — 2 Comments

Play2Learn #009 Present Perfect vs Past Simple Game

LEVEL: Intermediate

This game is from the ESL Tower website and it helps you practice using the past simple and present perfect tenses.

To play, click on the "hit" button in the centre of the spinning wheel.  The game then shows you a question and you have to answer this with the right answer by choosing from several options.

If you enjoy playing this game, do let me know by…


Added by Karenne Sylvester on August 8, 2013 at 18:40 — No Comments

Play2Learn #008 Places practice

LEVEL: Pre Intermediate

This game is from the ESL Games World website.  It is a listening/vocabulary activity.  

To play you click on the top row. The system will then show you a picture of a place.  Click on the bottom row and you will hear a word.  If the picture and the word match then you win the round bu if they don't both are hidden again.

If you enjoy…


Added by Karenne Sylvester on August 7, 2013 at 14:22 — 1 Comment

Play2Learn #006 Numbers Bingo

LEVEL: Beginner

This game is from the website ABCya. It was designed for young children but it is also a good one for helping older beginner English learners to practice their numbers.  Also, if you have young children it's a great activity to do with them at home so that you can learn together.

To play the game, you have to choose one of the grids to play - with either 9, 16 or 25 different squares.  Then you…


Added by Karenne Sylvester on August 5, 2013 at 12:30 — 4 Comments

Play2Learn #005 -ing / -ed adjectives



This game is from ESL Games Plus and it helps learners to practice when to use -ing and -ed adjectives.

To play the game, you have to choose how many people or teams are going to play (this is a game you can play with fellow classmates or your siblings at the same time or you can play alone).

Then you have to choose between the correct option that would make…


Added by Karenne Sylvester on August 2, 2013 at 10:31 — 2 Comments

Play2Learn #004 Pronunciation Stress



This game is from Oxford University Press and it helps learners to practice pronouncing the stress in words.

To play the game, you have to use your keypad - the up/down/left/right arrows move the submarine around and you hit the right part of the monster with your space bar.

If you enjoy playing, let me know by pressing the Like♥ button or by commenting…


Added by Karenne Sylvester on August 1, 2013 at 12:07 — 1 Comment

Play2Learn #003 Football Vocabulary

Level: Pre Intermediate


This game is from the British Council and it helps learners to learn and practice words related to football. To play the game, you have to choose between 3 levels (easy, medium and hard).  After that you have to get as many vocabulary answers correct as you can in 90 seconds or less. 

If you enjoy playing, let me know by pressing the Like♥ button or by commenting…


Added by Karenne Sylvester on July 31, 2013 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

Play2Learn #002 People and their jobs

Level: Elementary

This game is from the website, MES Games.  It helps learners to practice the names of different people's occupations.

To play the game you have to choose from a menu that offers you the chance to learn and review the different job titles.  After that, or if you already feel you know these, there are several different kinds of games that you can play to practice.  

Some of the games…


Added by Karenne Sylvester on July 30, 2013 at 15:53 — 1 Comment

Play2Learn #001 Punctuation Game from BBC Skills

This game is from the BBC and it helps learners to practice punctuation.

To play the game, you have to choose between three different levels (medium, hard and really hard) and then you zap in Capital letters, full stops (a.k.a periods), commas…


Added by Karenne Sylvester on July 29, 2013 at 20:00 — 3 Comments

4 Games You Can Play on MyEC Main Chat Room

I always believe that the initial purpose why main room was created is that members have a place when they can learn English in fun ways. Well, of course the definition of fun is something constructive to build up people and not to destroy them.

Sometimes, it is boring to chat about serious topics on main room, especially when we have a boring day or just don't have a good mood for something serious. Well, then maybe we can play games on main room.

These last three…


Added by Ario on September 18, 2012 at 9:33 — 20 Comments

The 2012 Olympic Games

Tonight I, like many others around the world, will be watching the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games.…


Added by Julia on July 27, 2012 at 17:01 — 3 Comments

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