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This site is no longer being actively maintained, but I've received enoughgrateful emails from teachers over the years to know that it's still beingused. I guess pedagogy never grows old, it just gets rediscovered!(The Links page, on the other hand, washopelessly out of date, but I've just tidied that up too).— March 2012

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New ActivitiesGeneralAdaptable
CarsFood and DrinkHealth
HomeRecreationRelationships
TravelWork and BusinessOther
Total: 33 activities
General
These activities have no specific thematic focus, and could be integrated into almost any oral English lesson.
DurationAimRequirements
8. Retelling Jokes
20–30 minOral fluency practice

Students retell jokes in their own words.

2. Retelling Personal Stories
25–35 minOral fluency practice

Students hear anocdotes from their classmates and retell them.

9. Keyword Dialogue
5 minOral fluency practice

Students roleplay a dialogue, guided by a handful of keywords.

1. Retelling Stories
25–35 minOral fluency practice

Students retell stories which they have just heard.

6. Storytelling by Turns
5–15 minOral fluency practice

Working in groups, students invent a story, taking turns to speak.

28. Two Minute Debates
25–30 minOral fluency practice; disagreeing

A series of quick debates in pairs.

19. One Question Survey
10–20 minSpeaking and listening practice

Each student receives a different question, and conducts a survey of their classmates.

3. Celebrity Backs
20–25 minOral fluency practiceAdhesive labels; space to mingle

Ask yes/no questions to guess the celebrity name on each student's back.

11. World's Greatest Discussion
15–20 minOral fluency practice

Groups brainstorm ideas for why x is the world's greatest y.

Adaptable
These activities can be adapted to a wide variety of topics. Usually the description includes one or two detailed examples of how the activity can be adapted to particular themes, but teachers can readily devise their own adaptions (and are encouraged to share their ideas with other readers by adding a comment to the relevant page).
DurationAimRequirements
15. Card-swapping Discussion
20–25 minOral fluency practice

Each time students complete the task with one partner, they swap cards and find a new partner.

23. Find the Differences
10–15 minOral fluency practice

Students speak in order to find the differences between two similar pictures.

30. Weekly Talkshow
N/AOral fluency practice; assess speaking

Three students answer questions from the class on a particular topic.

26. Guess the Mime
20–30 minOral fluency practice

Students mime sentences which their group tries to guess.

4. Team Guessing Games
15–25 minOral fluency practise

The typical 'twenty questions'-style guessing game, confined to small groups.

18. Communicative Crossword
10–20 minOral fluency practice; vocabulary review

Each student has a crossword with only half the words filled in, and must invent clues for their partner.

10. Comparison Roleplay
10–15 minSpeaking practice; vocabulary practice

Student discover how the facts or opinions on their roleplay card differ from their partner's.

13. Group Vocabulary Review
20–25 minOral fluency; vocabulary review/development

Group members take turns to describe vocabulary items.

5. Ranking
10–15 minOral fluency practice

Groups discuss how to order a list of words.

7. Short Roleplays
10–15 minOral fluency practice

Role play according to instructions on roleplay card.

33. Combining Versions
15–20 minOral fluency practice

Each pair of students is given two incorrect versions of a text and, looking at only one version each, must discuss the differences and reconstruct the original text.

Cars
DurationAimRequirements
20. Used Car Roleplay
20–25 minOral fluency practice; car vocabulary

Roleplay a telephone call based on a list of used cars.

Food and Drink
DurationAimRequirements
12. Swap recipes
10–15 minOral fluency practice

Students tell each other a recipe from their own knowledge.

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10. Comparison Roleplay
10–15 minSpeaking practice; vocabulary practice

Student discover how the facts or opinions on their roleplay card differ from their partner's.

Relevant content: Salty Fish Roleplay (flavour vocabulary)
19. One Question Survey
10–20 minSpeaking and listening practice

Each student receives a different question, and conducts a survey of their classmates.

Relevant content: Food Survey
Health
DurationAimRequirements
See also:
23. Find the Differences
10–15 minOral fluency practice

Students speak in order to find the differences between two similar pictures.

Relevant content: Dentist Cartoon
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Home
DurationAimRequirements
17. Housemates Roleplay
20–25 minOral fluency practice; politely disagreeing

Two housemates try to resolve their conflicts.

16. Rent My Apartment
25–30 minOral fluency practice; apartment vocabulary

Learn learn english. Students describe their family's apartment to a potential tenant (ie another student).

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18. Communicative Crossword
10–20 minOral fluency practice; vocabulary review

Each student has a crossword with only half the words filled in, and must invent clues for their partner.

Relevant content: Renting an Apartment
5. Ranking
10–15 minOral fluency practice

Groups discuss how to order a list of words.

Relevant content: Choosing an Apartment
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Recreation
DurationAimRequirements
29. My Television Show
15–20 minOral fluency practice

Students think of a concept for a television show and describe it to their group.

31. Design a Club
20–30 minOral fluency practice

Students work in groups to design a club, guided by an example sheet.

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4. Team Guessing Games
15–25 minOral fluency practise

The typical 'twenty questions'-style guessing game, confined to small groups.

Relevant content: Hobbies
13. Group Vocabulary Review
20–25 minOral fluency; vocabulary review/development

Group members take turns to describe vocabulary items.

Relevant content: Sports
33. Combining Versions
15–20 minOral fluency practice

Each pair of students is given two incorrect versions of a text and, looking at only one version each, must discuss the differences and reconstruct the original text.

Relevant content: Love Story

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Relationships
DurationAimRequirements
22. Matchmaking Roleplay
15–20 minOral fluency practiceLots of space

Each student is given a 'child', and tries to pair him/her up with a suitable partner.

21. Matchmaking Discussion
25–35 minOral fluency practice

Students discuss how best to pair up the profiles of eight single people.

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33. Combining Versions
15–20 minOral fluency practice

Proper adjective for england. Each pair of students is given two incorrect versions of a text and, looking at only one version each, must discuss the differences and reconstruct the original text.

Relevant content: Love Story
Travel
DurationAimRequirements
27. Adventure Holiday Discussion
15–25 minOral fluency practice

Students plan an adventure holiday in groups.

See also:
26. Guess the Mime
20–30 minOral fluency practice

Students mime sentences which their group tries to guess.

Relevant content: Hotel Reception
4. Team Guessing Games
15–25 minOral fluency practise

The typical 'twenty questions'-style guessing game, confined to small groups.

Relevant content: Strange Souvenirs
Work and Business
DurationAimRequirements
34. Making Appointments
30–35 minPractise language for making appointments

Students arrange both business and personal appointments with other members of the class.

24. Plan a Bank Robbery
30–45 minOral fluency practice; banking vocabulary

A bank roleplay which leads to a group discussion on how to rob the bank.

32. Price Survey
25–30 minPractise pronouncing dollar-and-cent values

Students interview each other on the cost of some common items.

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15. Card-swapping Discussion
20–25 minOral fluency practice

Each time students complete the task with one partner, they swap cards and find a new partner.

Relevant content: Occupations Small-talk
5. Ranking
10–15 minOral fluency practice

Groups discuss how to order a list of words.

Relevant content: Job Stress
7. Short Roleplays
10–15 minOral fluency practice

Role play according to instructions on roleplay card.

Relevant content: Office Roleplay
Other
DurationAimRequirements
25. Oral English Exams
N/AAssess speaking

Ideas and topics for oral english exams.

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