Have you ever heard about PBL? Problem-Based Learning?
It is a teaching method based on active learning centred on investigation and resolution of messy real ordinary situations, where students have an active role as investigators working in small groups, whereas the teacher becomes a guide facilitating the learning process and promoting an environment of inquiry in class.
Obviously, there is a further explanation, but I only need you to know that before sharing one of my oral games with you. My main goal is to encourage my students to speak up! So, before starting the unit "It's time to clean-up" (related to environment, recycling, global warming, ...), I asked my pupils to work in groups to discuss and find solutions to this next situation. "There is a family in Seville who do not recycle. Can you give them any arguments or reasons to recycle? How can you persuade them to recycle? How can you make them aware of the importance of recycling? Solutions to this situation. Imagine you are the mayor of the city".
As teachers, can you guess the results? Amazing!!! Before starting the unit, we've already seen the vocabulary!, many pupils want to participate, ...
Learning English is always Fun!!!