I’m currently teaching my Level 4 class feature writing, a pretty daunting topic for most. Starting is often the hardest part so I’ve found a good way to start lessons is to play games that encourage creativity. A colleague recommended this random word generator site which worked really well. We played Life is Life and Best Seller. The wordsmiths really enjoyed the chance to play around with words and ideas – some of the results were pretty funny. I’ve also used Free Rice which allows you to pick a subject and level then race against the clock to see how many answers you get right. Your success supposedly equates to rice being donated to a third world country so there’s a quite a cool visual aspect to it it too. Because my lessons are around 1.5 hours long, I often have a short break in the middle so started off the second part of the session with more of the same. If anyone knows any other similar ideas, I’d love to hear about them.