Tip boxes. They appear in English language course books next to tasks and offer useful strategies to help develop language skills. They highlight common learner challenges for a grammar point or offer advice for a particular exam task. As teachers, we may point to them and ask our learners to read them, but how effective is this approach? This session aims to re-invent the humble ‘tip box’ by providing you with a set of innovative, practical and adaptable ideas that exploit Tip boxes in ways which are both engaging and effective.