find someone who (with a twist)

We are all familiar with “Find someone who…” speaking activity. Traditionally the teacher provides a series of tasks -written/displayed on the board or on printed handouts- for the students to mill around and ask each other in order to exchange personal information. The aim might be to practice a given grammatical structure, such as the modal verb “can”, as in “find someone who can play … Continue reading find someone who (with a twist)

birthday party

This is a great activity to get your students speak English and engage themselves in spontaneous conversations as well as to have them drill functional language and more particularly common and informal expressions formulated to show agreement, disagreement, opinions and requests. Ideally you should do this on the occasion of somebody’s birthday, maybe your own, but it’s not absolutely essential. Having an interactive whiteboard or … Continue reading birthday party

skeleton questions

There are a handful of websites where you can get conversation questions arranged by topic. These seem to be the most popular ones, prompted by an “esl conversation questions” search query on Google. – Conversation questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom – ESL Conversation questions – ESL Discussions – TEFLpedia – English Current – ESL Gold Basically these sites (or sections within the sites) provide a … Continue reading skeleton questions