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SPEAKING AND LISTENING ACTIVITIES LIST

Syllabi  –  Speaking and Listening Activities List

Use activities from this list, along with what has been learned from the grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation input in each unit, to practice the speaking and listening tasks.

This list represents a wide range of speaking and listening activities and techniques, but feel free to use your own ideas too! Below most of the activities are links to instructions and further resources:

 

A Day in the Life of…

A Day in the Life of… – Method

 

Agree or Disagree?

Agree or Disagree? – Method

TALE-H pp.9.1-9.6 How to Use Agree or Disagree Resources

Free Intermediate Speaking and Listening Worksheets – Agree or Disagree?

DQ pp.12-14 Agree or Disagree? – Instructions

 

Conversation

YATCB LP p.124 Random Sentence Starters

How to Look and Sound More Confident (FREE Infographic)

 

Debate

How to Hold a Debate in an English Class

 

Describe…

 

Describe your Favourite…

 

Design Your Own…

Design Your Own… – Method

 

Dialogue

Brian Mattison’s Spoken English Classes #1 – Films

Brian Mattison’s Spoken English Classes #2 – London

Practice IELTS Speaking Test Part 1 – with Brian Mattison!

Talk About Your Country – with Brian Mattison

Talk About Money – with Brian Mattison and Friend

Talk About Summer – with Brian Mattison

Talk About Breakfast – with Brian Mattison + Robbie

 

Discussion

Discussion – Method

TALE-H pp.8.1-8.2 How to Use Discussion Questions Resources

Ideas for a Fun Discussion Class – Video Class

NEW! Free Book – Discussion Questions for English Classes

YATCB LP p.108 Discussion Words – Blank Template (40 Words)

YATCB LP p.109 Discussion Words – Blank Template (20 Words)

DQ pp.6-9 Discussion Questions – Instructions

DQ p.10-11 Discussion Questions – Write Your Own Questions (Blank Forms)

DQ p.17 200 Interesting Topics to Discuss during an English Class

DQ pp.18-19 10 Discussion Question Starters

DQ p.20 Discussion Question Starters – Cheat Sheet

 

Games

Team Building Games – Part 1

Team Building Games – Part 2

BAB pp.86-91 Games for the Classroom

BAB p.85 Blank Bingo Cards

YATCB LP p.115 Bingo Statements

YATCB LP p.116 Blank Bingo Cards

TALE-H p.5.30-5.33 Talk a Lot Bingo

TALE-H p.5.9-5.29 Big Word Game

How to Make Your Own Board Game (Instructions)

Design a Board Game

YATCB LP p.114 Make Your Own Dice

 

Have You Ever…?

 

Improvisation

Improvisation Games – Part 1

Improvisation Games – Part 2

YATCB LP p.126 What’s Just Happened?

 

Information Exchange

TALE-H pp.6.1-6.3 How to Use Information Exchange Resources

 

Interview

 

Monologue

Monologue – Method

 

Obviousness

Obviousness – Method

YATCB LP p.123 Obviousness Card Game

DQ pp.15-16 The Alien Game (Obviousness) – Instructions and Cards

 

Presentation

How to Give a Small Group or Individual Presentation (blank outline)

How to Give a Small Group or Individual Presentation (example and notes)

Teaching Blog: Cartoon Stories – Pair Presentations

Group Work: Make a Presentation: Birthday Presents

 

Project

Pair or Small Group Project – Method

 

Questionnaire

It’s All About You! – Pair Questionnaires

Pair Questionnaires – Blank Template

 

Quizzes

Quick Quiz Template

 

Role Play

Role Play – Method

YATCB LP p.128 Role Plays – Mood Chart

YATCB LP p.129 Character Types (Opposites)

PPRR (Person, Problem, Reason, Resolution) – Role Play

TALE-H pp.10.1-10.4 How to Use Role Play Resources

 

Show and Tell

 

Survey

Class Survey – Method

Class Survey – Blank Template

 

Talk about a Picture

Picture Story

 

Tell a Story

Creative Writing with Story Prompts

FREE Podcast! Story Planning – My Life Without…

BAB p.90 The Instant Story Generator

 

Topic Template

Topic Template – Method

 

Video Commentary

Video Commentary – Method

Using a Video Text

 

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do? – Method

TALI 1 pp.15-16 What Would You Do? – Instructions

 

 

Syllabi  –  Speaking and Listening Activities List