When you have an exercise in which students have to order certain events or tasks, consider writing a few sentences in some of the home languages of that class. As a result the multilingual EAL learners will be needed to complete the exercise as they will have to translate it to their peers. A strong international minded activity in which the EAL learners can link key vocabulary with their home language and they will feel valued for their linguistic abilities.
If you are not sure about Google’s translations, students will gladly help you correct it.
The example below is taken from a recent Shakespeare activity for Year 8 but you could do this activity with recipes in cooking, the rock cycle in Geography, the water cycle in Science, a history timeline, etc.
To avoid funny translations, ask a student who speaks that language for help and/or pick the least grammatically complex sentences that don’t have words with multiple meanings in it.