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  • Who is my Valentine? - interactive game
    "Conan doesn’t want to tell you his lover’s name – can you still find out who it is?"

  • Face Match(
    "Learners listen to descriptions of people and choose the person that is being described.
    This is a great way to practise listening for key words, and to practise and learn vocabulary for physical descriptions."


  • Personality Quiz
    Relational psychology tests - Personality profiles - Inner traits - Love tests - Shapes - Horoscopes -
    Food tests - Color tests...

  • FRASER THE ERASER GAME - The Magic Key - with AUDIO (BBC)

  • Find Your Star Wars Twin (
    Based on the Big Five survey, this test tells you which characters from Star Wars you're most like.

  • Your celebrity personality - a quiz (Il faut s'enregistrer, mais c'est gratuit) - (

  • Which Cartoon Character? What Cartoon Character are You? - a quiz (Il faut s'enregistrer, mais c'est gratuit) - (

  • Psychology personality tests (

  • The Description detective (
    " You are a police officer. When you press start, you will see an investigation. Read the description of the wanted person carefully. Then wait, and you will go to the playground, the airport, a restaurant, and the park . If you see the person in the description, click the person with your mouse."

Activities to print :


  • Une séquence sur la description physique autour du dessin animé "Brave" - Niveau 6ème
    créée par Aurélie Brochard
    (Ac. Nantes)




  • Human relations test - to print (
    "This is a real test given by the Human Relations Dept at many of the major corporations today.
    It helps them get a better insight concerning their employees and potential employees.
    It's only 10 simple questions..."




  • Double trouble. "Sometimes, there's more than one way of looking at something...
    Take a look at the two pictures. Each can be seen as two completely different things. Try to find both." (

  • Let's have some fun... (activitice) :
    1. Read right through all the sentences. Then do what is told to you as fast as you can.
    2. Can you understand this sentence ?
    3. And that one ?
    4. Can you guess the names of the 3 boys ?
    5. Can you guess their jobs ?
    6. Is she old or young ?
    7. And here , what can you see ?

    8. And how do you write ? witch ? which ? with ?
  • Describing people : Who killed Captain Jacobi? - (Ac. Orléans-Tours)
    Cette activité est proposée en deux parties : une présentation Power Point, suivi s’une WebQuest simple basée sur le site officiel du FBI.
    Avec cette leçon vous travaillerez le portrait de personnage au niveau des habits, des parties du corps, la description du personnage et des verbes d’hypothèse comme look, seem, appear, etc."
  • All About Me
    "Your task is to create a time line of activities about yourself.
    Every month you will add things of interest to your log.
    The result will be a collection of memories compiled in a book of activities." (dès la 5ème)
    Dans "The Process", cliquer sur "All about me".

  • Identity - a Personal Essay (frankie_meehan)
    "Having read "Citizenship: A Difficult Choice" (Counterparts, Chp.3) and "Immigrants Suffer From Losing Their Identity" (by Howard Kim), your task now is to write an essay about your own sense of identity.
    Who are you? How important is your parents' language and culture to your identity? How important is the place where you were born?
    How important is Singapore? Has UWC made any difference to the way you think about your languages, your culture, your identity?"

  • Bio Poem Handout - "Getting to know each other through a poetry writing activity." (teachervision)

Lesson plans :

  • Difference - a lesson plan
    "This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video by the BBC in which small children talk about how they are different from their best friends.
    In the lesson students describe how they are different from their best friends, watch a video without sound speculating about what the children are saying, watch the video with sound and compare their answers with what the children actually say, and discuss the video."




  • All about me
    "Séquence intitulée 'All about me', conçue par Céline Cézard, professeur d'anglais au collège Le Semnoz à Seynod (74)
    Céline invite les élèves de 4ème à réaliser un selfie vidéo. Le travail est accompagné d'une trace écrite différenciée et de fiches d'évaluation.
    Ce travail de début d'année met d'emblée les élèves dans la réussite et dans le plaisir de l'expression en anglais et sans notes.
    Cette séquence s'appuie sur une réflexion visant à dynamiser les apprentissages dès le début de l'année scolaire via une tâche finale motivante,
    centrée sur les élèves et incluant le numérique. Le parcours d'apprentissage passe par la diversification et la différenciation des activités proposées."

    (Ac. Grenoble)  

    Accéder au projet

    Tâche finale        Checklist        Carte mentale        Certificats des élèves       Règles du jeu des cartes à points

    Ce projet peut être mis en lien avec la séquence 'My class has got talent', également conçue par Céline Cézard, accessible ici. 

  • E.L.L. Practice + Prompt | Changing Your Mind by Larry Ferlazzo - a lesson plan

  • How To Become a Better Person
    "This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Tracy Foster for The School of Life titled How to Become a Better Person.
    Students work on abstract nouns, discuss virtues important in the modern world and watch a short film."

    Language level: Upper Intermediate (B2) – Advanced (C1)
    Time: 60 minutes
    Activity: Speaking about virtues, watching a short film, listening and writing



  • Is 'face-ism' spoiling your life?
    "Your face can be your fortune or your downfall - and it's not just a question of beauty.
    Others may be unconsciously judging your features in ways you don't realise, says David Robson."




  • Ivan the Incredible: Being Good at Something - a lesson
    "Ivan is a marvelous character. His conflicts are so real and current. Every parent should see it.
    It will surely teach a lesson about respecting differences and accepting their children the way they are."




  • Alpha Autobios.
    "Invite students to create their own alphabetical autobiographies.
    Here's an example:
    "A is for Arkansas; that's where I was born. B is for Bonnie; that's my sister's name. C is for Cub Scouts; That's my favorite activity."

    (Education World)

  • Personality Development (
    "This lesson reviews personalities; how they are developed, how they influence our lives and what we are like, etc...
    Materials: A kaleidoscope, a Bingo worksheet, and various supplies as needed according to the chosen activities."

  • What are you like ?
    Travail envoyé par Corinne Brugière (Ac. Limoges)


  • Talking Cards (
    "Materials required:
    One or two packs of playing cards and the questions sheet.
    To get the student used to answering general questions at a level that resembles normal speech.
    To give the students conversational confidence."
  • A lesson : Self Portrait with Favorite Things
    "Brainstorm and record favorite things of your students on a board or chart paper.
    You can include things like, favorite superhero, book, sport, movie, fruit, game, musician, artist, animal and so on..."
  • people: age and build - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • personalities - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • Dating game ( :
    "This is a great activity for getting students talking...
    It is particularly useful for practising describing appearance, character and interests... You will need a selection of flashcards of people, a mixture of ages and types."
    Variations :
    "You can change the context and replace the pictures of the people with pictures of houses/flats and ask the students to be either estate agents or buyers looking for a place to live. Again they can write descriptions of places they want to sell (of varying standards) and places they would like to buy, mingle and try to find their dream homes."

Games TO PRINT :


Songs :

  • Nada Surf - Popular
    + LYRICS:
    "I'm the party star
    I'm popular
    I've got my own car
    I'm popular
    I'll never get caught
    I'm popular
    I make football bets
    I'm a teachers pet"




  • H-Burns - In The Wee Hours (YouTube) + LYRICS:
    "at night sometimes I can't fake it 
    I close up and get out of sight 
    oh to drive down the Seventy five, 
    in some foolish quest to make it back 
    If I don't start turning around now 
    I' ll end up on the crazy side..." 


    (in the wee hours = "aux petites heures du matin" in French)



  • Sort Of Dunno Nothin' - Peter Denahy (YouTube) + LYRICS :
    How've ya been?
    Ya gonna see ya friends?
    What's on tonight?
    You're not seeing your mates?
    Are you playing cricket?
    Are you enjoying cricket?
    Sort of..."



    "I know exactly what I want and who I want to be
    I know exactly why I walk and talk like a machine
    I'm now becoming my own self-fulfilled prophecy"



  • Flobots - Handlebars (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS :
    "I'm all curled up with a book to read
    I can make money open up a thrift store
    I can make a living off a magazine"


  • Suddenly I See - sung by KT Tunstall (YouTube)
    - the lyrics
    Description :
    "She's a beautiful girl
    And everything around her is a silver pool of light
    The people who surround her feel the benefit of it
    It makes you calm
    She holds you captivated in her palm..."


  • Everybody by Martin Solveig :
    "Everybody's anxious, everybody forgets,
    Everybody's asking for everybody's aid,...
    Is this a mirror of myself,
    Am I somebody else,
    I don't wanna be...everybody!"
  • Met My Match by Whitlams :
    "Met my match she was pretty as a garden
    Gap-toothed as bright as a button"

  • Rumble in Brighton by Stray Cats :
    "Well, the skinheads all use black jacks
    And they're looking mighty mean
    They got chains wrapped around their fingers
    And their heads are all shaven clean"
  • She bangs by William Hung :
    "'Cause she walks like she talks
    And she talks like she walks...
    I go crazy 'cause she
    Looks like a flower
    But she stings like a bee...
    if it looks like love..."


Proverbs and Idioms :


Poems :

  • Bio Poem Handout - "Getting to know each other through a poetry writing activity." (teachervision)
  • Getting-to-Know-You List Poem ( :
    "Students construct and illustrate a list poem that expresses personal likes and dislikes."

Cartoons :



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  • Happiness
    "The story of a rodent's unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfillment."




  • "I AM" - Michael Hubbs
    "Michael Hubbs is speed skater with his sights set on the 2014 Winter Olympics.
    After overcoming the challenge of being deaf, he is determined to not let any obstacle get in the way of him achieving his goals.
    Follow him on his road to success."




  • English in a Minute: Jack of All Trades - Video
    " Does this expression have anything to do with a man named Jack? This idiom is not what it seems.
    Learn more by watching this episode of English in a Minute!"



  • The Guardian commercial - Points Of View
    "A very clever piece of advertising aimed at making the viewer look at the wider picture.
    Played out in black and white, a skinhead turns on a street corner and runs at speed towards a man with a briefcase.
    We get one angle, the skinhead is chasing the man.
    From another angle, the skinhead is going to steal the man's briefcase and from a third angle, the skinhead grabs the man's briefcase and pulls him free of some falling masonry.
    As we realise, we should always look at every angle of the story."



    "This lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film by Nuno Rocha called 3 X 3 and the themes of intelligence and persistence.
    Students describe a photo, watch a short film and speak about physical appearance, intelligence and persistence."

    Read Prezi transcript



  • Real English Lesson 7 (Zodiac) - CC Double
    "Astrological sign for beginners. This is a "CC Double" - A "CC Double" video is composed of two parts:
    1 - The regular video, followed by
    2 - The same video with subtitles." 



  • Mankind: Exceptional hair
    "MANKIND is a grooming studio for men in Toronto. 
    ‘Suspect Description’
     is about a burglary in Sak’s Fine Food Store.
    When two police follow up the report of the criminals the victim starts to give a detailed and weird analysis of the suspect.."




DESCRIBING ANIMALS : Vocabulary - Listening - Activities to print - Lesson plans - Videos

Vocabulary :



Listening :




Activities TO PRINT :


Lesson plans :



Videos :

  • Simon Draws: Mice (and speaks!) - "In this video Simon Tofield demonstrates how he draws mice!" (YouTube)


  • Rabbit and Squirrel (YouTube)
    "The squirrel who snugs on the rabbit named George is cute enough by itself, but the accompanying dialogue here is priceless." 





DESCRIBING MONSTERS : Interactive activities - Activities to print - Interactive games - Songs

INTERACTIVE activities :

  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    "Watch the video, you will see Mr Jekyll changing into a monster... then do the exercise."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid


  • Description - Monsters - Multiple choice

Activities TO PRINT :


  • Describe a monster - a worksheet + Answers (.odt)
    Created by Charlyne Guyon (Ac. Nantes)
    "Des documents très faciles pour 6ème, sur une thématique légèrement Halloween.
    C'est pour introduire la description physique et 'have got'."


  • The Bakemono Zukushi handscroll
    "painted in the Edo period (18th-19th century) by an unknown artist, depicts 24 traditional monsters that once used to spook the people of Japan."



  • Similes
    "Write some sentences comparing a monster with things."
    ex : "The monster had teeth like........knives / pearls."
    (Primary Resources)






Songs :