I have put together a little list of activities that I find useful for spicing up my lessons and getting some good speaking exam practice in there! Watch this space and look around my other posts for more activities related to exam practice. 🙂
This week’s debate topic is smoking and it’s legality in countries around the world. To prepare for a class on this topic, have a look at the post below, and it might also be a good idea to research the smoking laws and restrictions that exist in the country where you teach.
As you may have guessed from my previous posts, I really love playing games with my classes! Especially if they’ve … More
Get your students to practice their topical vocabulary with this fun and engaging classroom game!
Direct methods, such as Callan, are sold as a fun and engaging way to learn English. There are schools all over the world that are dedicated to Callan or other, similar methods. But it is as effective as some people say?
In the game the panellists, in this case your students, are invited to speak about a topic for one minute without hesitation, deviation, or repetition. Exactly the things that they should avoid doing in their speaking exam. It’s the perfect game!
Persuasion is sometimes called an art, the idea of convincing the reader to agree with the speaker or writer. It’s … More
TED Talks are fantastic for listening practice, for advanced level learners especially. There are several reasons for this. TED Talks … More
Have you ever read a newspaper headline and thought “hang on a minute!”? Did you ever have to look again? … More
Whether you’re working in an academy or you’re on your own doing private classes house to house, conversation classes can … More