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Education & Childhood - Conversation Flashcards

Education & Childhood - Conversation Flashcards

Thematic discussion questions designed to encourage fluency & confidence in English Ideal to use as an engaging warmer or as a dynamic speaking activity to finish a class. Aimed at adults and teenagers. 1. Print & cut 1 set (double-sided) of flashcards for each pair of students. **2.**Students draw a question card and ask their partner. Encourage students to: • Extend their answers • Elicit more information • Agree / disagree with their partners • Justify their arguments 3. Change pairs 4. Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them.
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ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

16 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Advertising 2) Animals 3) Art 4) Buildings 5) Business 6) Celebrations 7) Childhood 8) Cities 9) Colour 10) Countryside 11) Crime 12) Education 13) Entertainment 14) Environment 15) Fame 16) Family Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Education - ESL Conversation Activity

Education - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: EDUCATION Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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School subjects Twins Speaking activity

School subjects Twins Speaking activity

This is a mixer activity. Each student gets a sheet with the pictures for 5 different school subjects. Students mingle until they find the one other person who has the exact same 5 pictures. Covers 18 different subjects: math, algebra, geometry, science, biology, chemistry, physics, history, geography, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, computers, gym, art, music. Includes 16 unique sets of twins. Good for any language.
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School subjects pictures Tic Tac Toe

School subjects pictures Tic Tac Toe

8 separate games. To win a square, the student must give a correct answer. If wrong, the opponent gets the square. This can be used for ANY level: identify picture, make a sentence with the picture, use a particular verb or tense, use a certain grammatical construction, use adjectives, etc. Pictures only; can be used for any language.
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Ideas in the Modern World

Ideas in the Modern World

This activity is based around the Cambridge English as a Second Language textbook and it's designed to help lower level students with vocabulary in 3 areas: technology, modern world, and data and information. This activity can be used in conjunction with a reading or a writing task, and can be used as an introduction to the overall idea of the modern world or any of the 3 areas identified. I have used it for both reading and writing lessons, and I have divided the class into groups and got them to identify vocabulary linked to each topic. I then board their responses and then show my suggested word list. We identify the same vocabulary from each area and discuss any differences in our lists. This can be a useful introduction task for stronger students or could be a whole lesson for a weaker group.
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School Subjects for ESL / EFL Students

School Subjects for ESL / EFL Students

This resource introduces 15 school subjects with many fun practice activities. It introduces questions and answers about likes and dislikes as well as opinions/ reasons. It goes on to introduce and practise phrases connected to being good/ bad at subjects as well as talking about favourite subjects. There are pair work speaking activities, reading activities and writing activities. The reading activities include texts with true/false exercises as well as activities with open-ended questions. There is a school timetable that students could replicate and questions to answer about the timetable they see. Answers for all activities appear on the PowerPoint. By the end of the PowerPoint (70 slides) pupils will be able to write a paragraph about their school subjects (likes/dislikes, opinions and so on), either by using a given template or by prompts. There is a lengthy worksheet, which accompanies the activities on the PowerPoint and a separate word search document.
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School in English word wall

School in English word wall

23 pages with a total of 115 school-related vocabulary words. Includes subjects, supplies and classroom items.
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