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Making Predictions Videos

Are your students practising making predictions in English? On EnglishClub’s YouTube Channel, you will find a unique set of videos that can be used for a fun making predictions activity.

You Know What I’m Gonna Do?

EnglishClub’s video series “You Know What I’m Gonna Do?” features our Thai friend, Kid, using the informal contraction gonna. (She also asks her questions in an informal way: “You know …?” instead of “Do you know…?”). In each video Kid asks viewers what they think she is gonna do with the object that she has in her hands.

Follow these steps to use these videos to practice making predictions in English. Your students may also learn new nouns and verbs.

Making Predictions Activity

1. Teacher – Press play on the first video.

Video – “You know what I’m gonna do with this banana?”

2. Teacher – Pause the video. [.08]

3. Teacher –”What’s she gonna do with the banana?” (use informal pronunciation when you ask the class)

Student A – “I think she’s gonna eat it.”
Student B – “She’s probably gonna throw the banana away.”
Student C – “She’ll likely give it to a friend.”

Write the verbs on the board as your students come up with different ideas. You could also have your students write down their predictions in sentence form.

4. Teacher – Play the end of the video.

Video – “I’m gonna peel it.”

5. Teacher – Pause the playlist and review the verb “peel”. Have students repeat it. You could even practice conjugating the verb. How many students guessed correctly?

Repeat these steps until you have worked through the whole “You Know What I’m Gonna Do?” playlist.

Your Own Videos for Making Predictions

You know what I’m gonna do with this idea? I’m gonna try it!

Now have your students bring in their own objects. They can work in pairs and take turns recording videos of each other saying, “You know what I’m gonna do with this … (object)? I’m gonna …. (verb) it.” Finally, have your students show their videos to the rest of the class and practice making more predictions.


Music-Themed Jigsaw Activity

To teach is to learn twice. ~ Joseph Joubert

ESL jigsaw activityEnglishClub has a new reading and vocabulary resource all about Music. In this section, you will find in-depth articles and glossaries about many different music genres. If you’ve never tried using a jigsaw activity in the ELL classroom, now is a great chance to give it a try.

What is a Jigsaw Activity?

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Fun With Phrasal Verbs

EnglishClub’s music man Jonathan Taylor has released a new song and it’s full of phrasal verbs. Every phrasal verb in Phrasal Verbs Rock starts with the letter ‘r’.

If you’re a teacher, you can use this song to introduce phrasal verbs. Your students will see that these are really just verbs that need to be remembered in context like other English words. Read on »


Learn English Vocabulary with Eponyms

petri dishOur Vocabulary Reference sections features many different types of vocabulary lists. We have a NEW section on Eponyms.

An eponym is a word that comes from a person’s name, such as boycott (from a selfish land agent) or petri dish (named after a German bacteriologist). Here are a few more eponyms that you will find in this section:  Read on »


EasyEnglish – Test Your English

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If you love doing quizzes online, check out EasyEnglish. This FREE site is simple to use. There are three options to choose from each time you visit. Read on »


Learn and Teach English with Holiday Greeting Cards

happy-lunar-new-year-a7Do you enjoy sending e-cards to your friends, family members or students? EnglishClub has holiday greeting cards that you can share along with easy English articles and quizzes.

1. Choose a Greeting Card

Find downloadable holiday/festival greeting cards to send to friends and loved ones on special occasions. Read on »


Timeline Projects: Listen to News

Happy New Year! Are you looking for an interesting project idea to try with your English learners this year? Why not try a Timeline project?

Here are a few examples:

  • world news timeline (e.g., for a birth year or the year that just passed)
  • personal timeline of my life
  • personal timeline in comparison to word news
  • timeline of our class or school
  • timeline of a famous person or event
  • prediction timeline (e.g., What might happen this year.)

Read on »


Free English Wall Posters

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Are your classroom walls looking a little bare? EnglishClub’s NEW wall posters offer useful English vocabulary diagrams. These posters are FREE for anyone to download and print without modification. The following posters are now available.

  • Parts of the head
  • Parts of the body
  • Parts of a car
  • Parts of a car interior
  • Parts of an airplane

How to download and print the posters

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Free English Stickers

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Have you seen EnglishClub’s stickers? These images are FREE for anyone to download and use. They include easy English words and phrases. You can use them to express your thoughts and emotions in English in your online correspondence with friends and family members.

How to get the Stickers

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Free Halloween Resources

Here is a collection of resources you can use to teach or learn about Halloween.

English Songs

Frankenstein Body Parts Song

Which Witch is Witch

Halloween Lessons

Talking Point: Is Halloween Harmful? See Forum

Draw and Describe my Monster (Pair Activity) Read on »