Tag: conversation

Instant Prompts

Teaching a language is both super difficult and super easy. That’s contradictory but if you’ve taught a number of years, I think you’ll also see the logic and sense in that statement.

One of our main jobs is to give … Read More ....

Asking your questions

Asking your questions

Students get a chance to ask each other questions, then try to guess the original questions based on a handful of answers.


B1 – above

30 minutes

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Disappearing Dialogue

I got this one from EFL Classroom 2.0. There is a ppt you can use to do dialogues which is cool.

Disappearing dialogues is a very much used language teaching technique

1. Elicit and write the dialogue. Or use a Read More ....

What’s the weather like in …….?

The weather is a standard topic and beyond reviewing the vocabulary (which you can do with these resources) , you can really do it communicatively by getting students to do / practice weather reports!

After going through the vocabulary … Read More ....

Finish It Off!

This discussion activity really teaches students to listen to each other.

Start the activity by making statements for the class but “coughing / mumbling or saying “blablabla”. Ex. I went to the &&)))*** last night.  Students ask for clarification using … Read More ....

Introduce Yourself…

  This is just one of many ways your students can communicately introduce themselves.

Give each student a slip of paper. Ask them to write their name and two things they like (or you can switch this to suit your … Read More ....

Describing your apartment

This is an excellent way to get students speaking and to practice “home” related vocabulary and prepositions.

1.  Warm up by quizzing students about prepositions. Take a pen and place it around your body. Ask, “Where’s the pen?”.  Place it … Read More ....

Spin the Question

This is a great way to get students communicating authentically! You can start each class with some spins of the wheel! Get Spin the Question HERE on EFL Classroom 2.0.

Just spin and the students must ask a question for … Read More ....

It’s sweet! It sucks!

This is a great way to get students expressing how they feel.

Brainstorm together on the board, ways to express how you like or don’t like something. Put in some idioms (It sucks! / Sweet! ).  Or the teacher can … Read More ....

Describe the Picture

Show a picture and have learners take turns saying one descriptive thing about it. Beginners can make simple observations like “three cats” while advanced students can make up a story to go with the picture. They aren’t allowed to repeat Read More ....