Hack EAL: Speaking

Speaking games, assessment tools and role-play activities for EAL

Flora Michti

Speaking Resources For EAL

Games, speaking cards and role-play activities to help your EAL students improve their speaking skills

From survival English to taboo-style games, these resources will get EAL and EFL learners speaking in no time. Browse through our hand-picked collection of speaking lesson ideas and boost your pupils' confidence in English.

Role play

Practise basic vocabulary in everyday scenarios with beginners and elementary-level students.

Fun ESL Role Plays and Skits for Children
ShelleyAnnVernon

Fun ESL Role Plays and Skits for Children

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Adaptable, humourous, easy to put together and fun. Many ESL pupils have found these skits fun, become more confident speaking English and enjoyed the learning process. The skits cover common vocabulary themes and grammar and allow for speaking opportunities in life-like meaningful contexts. ...
Shopping for groceries role-play.
MissBrowning

Shopping for groceries role-play.

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Role-play cards for 'customers' and for a 'shopkeeper', to be used along with play money, a calculator and some groceries from your kitchen cupboard. Intended for adult ESOL learners to practise 'Do you have...?', 'How much does it cost?'.
At the airport Role Play Pack
Olynj

At the airport Role Play Pack

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At the airport Role Play Pack.This resource pack will save you hours of your own time.This resource includes flashcards. There are many signs, posters, exercises, illustrated posters and many more resources to help you create a quality role play area. This resource pack will be most relevant to te...

Games

Check out this variety of games and make speaking practice fun.

Taboo Game Cards for ESL
Ridvan Saglam

Taboo Game Cards for ESL

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There are three sets of taboo game cards. I designed them a bit different from Hasbro Taboo. Players can find a related picture on the cards. While it makes the game easier, cards can be used as flash cards or for different communicative activities.
Speed-speaking
Jayne890

Speed-speaking

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You've heard of speed-dating...well, this is the censored classroom version - speed-speaking! Role plays encourage students to speak with different partners, developing improvisation and negotiation skills. This fun and creative activity helps to build students' confidence when speaking in Engl...

Assessment

Use these speaking schemes to assess your students' level and identify areas of strength and weakness.

Speaking matrix
catherine_38

Speaking matrix

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A matrix to help identify the strengths and needs of EAL children in a year 5 class who are preparing for Cambridge exams but could be useful in other situations too. Focussing on comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and grammar. Would ideally like to break down each point further but this was a he...