Category Archives: "Speaking"

6 Nov, 2018

Quiz Question Challenge

Quiz Question Challenge is a simple activity to practice question formation with your students. In this activity students practice question formation by playing a quiz. Instead of asking students questions, the teacher tells students the answer and the students have to guess what the question is. It is best to choose questions based on recent vocabulary […]

2 Oct, 2018

ESL Speaking Activity: Positive, Negative and Interesting

Positive, Negative and Interesting is a quick speaking activity that works well with adults and teens. In this activity, the teacher tells the students an idea. The students then analyse the idea by discussing the positive, negative and interesting aspects of the idea. This activity is a great way to get students to think creatively […]

ESL Game Dictionary Race
15 Feb, 2018

ESL Game Dictionary Race

Dictionary Race is a simple yet versatile ESL game that is great for developing dictionary skills with students. In this activity, the teacher gives students a list of unfamiliar words. These words may be from a text that they are going to read or from a new unit they are about to study. Students work […]

30 Jan, 2018

Yes, No, Maybe

Yes, No, Maybe is a simple speaking activity that is great fun for young learners and even teens. Level: Young learners, teens A2 + Materials needed: A set of vocabulary cards. These can be flashcards or you can create your own. A set of fruit flashcards are available below. Method To start, first print out […]

26 Dec, 2017

ESL New Year’s Resolutions Activity

ESL New Year’s Resolutions Activity is a great way to get teens and adults speaking on the topic of New Year’s resolutions. This activity is designed for students with a level of intermediate and above. Method  Encourage students to first discuss New Year’s resolutions Some questions to start with include: What are some New Year’s […]