Intermediate/Advanced Speaking Activities ESL

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  • Published on:  Friday, April 2, 2021
  • Engaging in speaking activities are vital to keep students motivated during English language speaking classes. However, designing the right speaking activity for a topic is not always an easy task. Teachers need to be aware of the students’ skills and personalities, as well as the type of language and grammar they will be presenting. It’s good to be able to run through or think through a list of teaching possibilities before preparing a class.

    Intermediate Speaking Activities
    The 5 ESL speaking activities in this video have the simple aim of encouraging students to speak openly and freely, with minimal support, in order to achieve their communicative goals. The emphasis is on spontaneous, creative spoken language use rather than on absolute accuracy,

    These activities have helped make seemingly difficult teaching challenges a lot of fun:
    1. Video Narration
    2. Analysing data on a map
    3. Making up excuses
    4. Comparing cities
    5. Social media photos

    I hope you enjoy these activities and find them useful in your teaching.

    Feel free to play around with them, and if you find a different approach to any activity that seems to work better, I would love to hear about it!

    Short film: The elevator:
    Forecast with Prince Charles:
    Recycling rates map:

    Note: My playlist "Teacher Training" was created to share lesson ideas and activities with Language Teachers but note that I´m not (yet) a certified Teacher Trainer myself. I´m a Trinity College London accredited English Teacher trying to help my colleagues save time when preparing engaging lessons! Feel free to suggest topics for my next videos.

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