Trouble finding fun activities to teach test prep? Look no further! Join this session to see tried-and-true sample activities presented by experienced teachers. They will connect each activity to a specific language skill and test taking strategy so you can learn how to use it in practice with learners.


Krzl Nunes is an independent online English teacher from the Philippines currently living in Chile. She has a BA in Journalism and worked in television as a writer before deciding to explore the world. She began her English teaching career in 2014 in Santiago and later established her own freelance ESL business, specializing in teaching English online. In addition to teaching, she writes articles about teaching English for various publications. Krzl is also an avid surfer and enjoys traveling South America in search of the perfect wave.

Dr. Christine Coombe has a Ph.D in Foreign/Second Language Education from The Ohio State University and is currently an Associate Professor of General Studies at Dubai Men’s College. She is the former Testing and Measurements Supervisor at UAE University and Assessment Coordinator of Zayed University. Christine has authored over 50 books in various topics in TESOL/ELT and is co-editor of multiple publications. Christine has lived and worked in the Gulf for the past 28 years and been recognized countless times for her contributions to the profession. Her most recent honor was being named to the US Department of State’s 30@30 English language specialists in 2021.

Dr. Soheil Mansouri, has more than 15 years of teaching English in Iran and the United States including EFL instruction in elementary schools, IELTS preparation courses, adult instruction at the university level, and TESL courses for both pre-service and in-service teachers seeking TESOL certification. As a bilingual and former IELTS student, he is currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching TEFL courses at the School of Education, Webster University. Soheil also serves as the co-project director of Webster’s National Professional Development grant.

This panel is hosted by Rachel Story.

Rachel Story is a nomadic ESL teacher originally from Tennessee. In 2010, she moved to China to begin teaching ESL. For five years, she taught at a variety of schools and training centers in Beijing and Kunming. In 2016, she began teaching English online with VIPKid and traveling full-time. Since then, she has been teaching, traveling, and living around the world with her husband Sasha. Together they document their travels and teach others how to become traveling teachers on their blog, Grateful Gypsies.