Recipes Tagged ‘speaking

This idea can be used for any category to see who in the class likes X or Y. Here’s an example using pop groups. Brainstorm some of the student’s favorite pop groups. Write them on the board along with ways to say you like them or don’t like them. Next, on a small slip of […]

Asking your questions TEACHING NOTES ACTIVITY Students get a chance to ask each other questions, then try to guess the original questions based on a handful of answers. GRAMMAR/VOCABULARY Questions LEVEL B1 – above TIME 30 minutes WHAT TO DO 1. Before class, make copies of the handout (see at the end of this recipe). […]

This is a pair activity for practising giving advice. Make ten problem cards. Choose ten students who will tell their partner about his/her problem. Then the partner will give them advice.  These cards  can be used for practising second conditional using “If I were you, I’d…, you should, you could…). You can find my set […]

This is a fun follow-up speaking activity for practising superlatives. Make cards with superlative form of personality adjectives. The number of cards depends on the number of the students in the class. Distribute the cards so that each student has one. They should answer the question: ‘Who’s the … student in the class?’ following the […]

The blank dialogue is a very “natural” teaching approach. Something intuitive about it. I used it in my early days of teaching – just pausing a dialogue on cassette tape and asking students to respond. You had to get skilled with using those big buttons! That is what being a teckkie used to entail! Most […]

This is a very simple idea that works to help students talk about events and narrate a story.   Write many ideas / vocabulary on the board, all over the board.  ex.  A girl in pjamas,  a ball,  Thursday,  green,   Last night,  the President,  kill,  Oh, it is beautiful.  etc….  Start by telling the […]

Extensive Reading: Voice Diary This recipe works best if you combine it with Extensive Reading. It builds confidence and teaches reading, speaking, and listeningEncourage your students to make a voice diary with their cell phones. Its listed under the “Voice Memo” Feature. First you need to provide a high interest story to your students. 1.   […]

This is a great way for students to practice using sequential transitions (Firstly / Furthermore / last but not least).Great for just speaking practice but also presentation or debate classess. Provide the class with a list of topics (City living / Exercise / Learning English / being single).  Model whole class. The teacher is the […]

I’m a big fan of student created content. That’s my own term for resources which aren’t from the textbook but from the student’s own aprior knowledge, world and mind. Personalized teaching. Students create the materials for learning/practicing English. In doing so, they are more interested in the topic because it is from themselves and also […]

Mr. Bean works well with this technique. Get some great Mr. Bean videos here or here. Backdoor is a technique where in pairs students sit back to back. One student watches the screen and describes the action. The teacher can write vocab. on the board to prompt student talk. Continue for a few minutes then […]


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