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Life savers

These are whole lessons which appear purposeful and planned but which can be delivered with a minimum of preparation and intervention by the teacher.

As you try these activities out in your classes, if you find that the instructions need modification or if you would like to contribute a modified or a different idea, please contact ELT Concourse.
If you are contributing an activity it would be very helpful if you could follow the format used here.
Where possible the sources of the various activities are acknowledged but most are lost in the mists of time – any information about origins will be welcomed and incorporated.

Treasure hunts An activity which requires learners to get out of the classroom and be precise in giving directions.
Crossword puzzles Ideas for how to use simple, and not so simple, crossword puzzles.
Alibi A traditional idea which requires careful preparation but is very productive.
"Open" scrabble A challenging and productive way to use a simple Scrabble set.
Crime and punishment This requires brainstorming, negotiation and production.
Unjumbling dialogues A good activity which is almost infinitely variable and repeatable.