Jellybeanqueen: A TEFL blog

a story about bad grammar and non-existent punctuation and my TEFL adventures

Game shows for the EFL classroom

Confession: This year seems to have run away with me. Since the end of last year I got sucked into that deep, dark hole of “making a living” and I … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Would you rather…?

Here’s a fun activity which many of you may be familiar with. Would you rather…? is a game where you are asked to choose between two usually impossible choices – … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

A different first-day activity

There are loads of activities for the first day of a new class on the internet and in your coursebooks, but I find a lot of them same-y. That doesn’t mean … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Flashcard maker

Another resource I found recently. At the moment I’m trying to catch up on the British Council FutureLearn course Teaching for Success: Lessons and Teaching (it’s already finished and I’m … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

An easy conversation lesson: extreme adjectives

It’s been a while since I posted an activity for the classroom, so I’ve decided to give you an entire lesson that I recently used for a class. I was asked … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Teaching idioms: a piece of cake

How on earth is anyone supposed to know that killing two birds with one stone doesn’t involve birds, stones or killing, or that to tell someone to break a leg is a positive thing rather than a wish for their pain, not to mention that a fat chance and a slim chance mean the same thing?

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

6-word stories: an EFL activity

Met my soulmate. At her wedding. Isn’t it amazing how just 6 words can tell an incredibly powerful story? Recipe for failure. Changed my ingredients. Can you imagine planning a … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

how TED Talks changed my life

Ok, so they didn’t really but they have definitely upped my game in the classroom. I’ve always loved TED talks since I went to TEDx Cape Town a few years … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

rad classroom games from Jimmy Fallon

I love watching TV talk shows and often when I watch them I think the games they do would work so well in the EFL classroom. They are usually word … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

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