Category Archives: "ESL speaking activity"

    ESL Warmer_ Spin the marker

    ESL Warmer: Spin the marker

    Spin the marker  is a speaking activity that is a great way to allow free speaking practice in the class. Sometimes students just want a chance to talk and express themselves in an unstructured way and this activity can be a great way to encourage this type of speaking practice. This activity is best used […]

    ESL Speaking Activity_ Picture Profiles

    ESL Speaking Activity: Picture Profiles

    Picture Profiles is a simple speaking activity that is a great way to practice describing people’s physical appearance and personality. In this activity, students work in pairs and look at a portrait photo of a person and describe the person’s appearance and build a profile of that person using a number of categories. Activity time: […]

    ESL Blankety Blank

    Blankety Blank  is a simple end of class speaking activity for teens and adults. This activity works well with intermediate and above levels. In this game students have to guess a word that finishes a sentence and try to have the same answer as other students in the class. If they guess the same word […]

    ESL Game_ Picture Story Dominoes

    ESL Game: Picture Story Dominoes

    Picture Story Dominoes is a fun activity for young learners, teens and adults. In this game, students are given a number of pictures. The students take turns putting down the pictures next to one already on the table. The students must continue the story from the last picture domino. If they can continue the story they […]

    ESL Game 3 Minute Discussions

    ESL Game: 3 Minute Discussions

    3 Minute Discussions is a speaking activity which works well with lower-intermediate teens and adults. This activity is a great way to practice part 4 speaking with PET students or just to practice expressing and giving opinions of different topics. Level: Teens and adults Lower Intermediate + (B1 +) Time: 10 – 20 minutes Learning Objective: […]