Three teachers in Key Stages 1 and 2 share their great lesson ideas for speaking and listening activities to engage and challenge their pupils. In Year 2 The Chat Show is a fun hot-seating activity that gets all students speaking and listening and asking questions. In KS2 Connective Cards is a simple yet effective small-group activity that enables students to practice using connectives as sentence starters. Talking About The Bear Cage introduces a role play area in Year 5/6 as a powerful stimulus to talk about an emotive issue. Finally, The Speaking and Listening Ball is a handy little tip to help develop good speaking and listening skills in group work.