Daily Schedule: ESL Speaking Activity

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Daily Schedule ESL Speaking Activity Skills: Speaking/listening/writing Time: 10-20 minutes Level: Beginner to Low-intermediate Materials Required: Nothing Activity Description for Daily Routine: It seems that in most beginner ESL speaking or 4-skills textbooks there is a unit on daily schedules, such as, “What time do you get up?” or, “What…

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Taboo: an ESL Speaking Game for Kids and Adults

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Many of us probably know that popular (and often hilarious) party game, Taboo. You can check it out on Amazon here: Taboo Party Game. Remember the one with the buzzer for saying a word that’s on your list? Taboo, if you adapt it is an excellent English speaking game for kids or…

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Vocabulary Review Game for Kids and Adults | ESL Vocabulary Game

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Flip Chart ESL Vocabulary Review Game Skills: Speaking/listening Time: 20 minutes Level: Beginner to Advanced Materials Required: Flip-chart or flashcards This is a fun way to review some vocabulary words. It can work for any level of student, but it’s ideal for beginners to intermediate when the vocab words are…

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ESL Speaking Warm up Activity | Famous People at a Party

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An ESL Warm-Up: Famous People at a Party Skills: Speaking/listening Time: 5-15 minutes Level: Intermediate to Advanced Materials Required: Nothing This is an excellent ESL speaking warm up activity for higher levels. Put the students in small groups of 3-4 people. Have them pick four famous people, dead or alive…

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ESL Speaking Rubric | ESL Speaking Test Rubric

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A common question that I get from people is how to evaluate an ESL or EFL speaking test. Although there are different ways to conduct ESL speaking tests, I do the 1-1 conversation with a random partner style. This rubric is appropriate for a conversation between two students, but not…

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ESL Board Games | ESL Games Kids | ESL Games Adults

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Board games for ESL students are one of my favourite in-class activities. Students generally love them, and they’re an excellent way to recap a class or unit. It does take a bit of time to teach students how to play them, but after doing it once, you can use board…

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