Pirate Treasure Map - Practising compass directions and instructions

Pirate Treasure Map - Practising compass directions and instructions

Get your students to practise their knowledge of compass directions and giving instructions, by completing this fun Pirate Map activity. Included is a blank map for extension task - students draw their own locations on the map then swap with a partner who writes instructions. Really hope you enjoy this resource and please feel free to browse my other stuff (a lot of which is free - teachers work too bloody hard!) and please leave a review!
sarah_hewitt2018
The Window - Lesson Plan

The Window - Lesson Plan

“Behind every closed window there is a story.” This lesson is based around a single image of a window with the shutters closed. The lesson includes a variety of discussion and conversation tasks that you can use to get students thinking and talking about the image. These are followed by language focus tasks and some more creative tasks. Finally, there are some suggestions for digital creation and research follow-up tasks. It’s not necessary to use all of the tasks in the plan, you can choose to use any of the tasks individually or change the order of the tasks depending on the approach you want to take and the level of your students.
nikpeachey
ESL BRAINSTORMING GAME classic version

ESL BRAINSTORMING GAME classic version

Playing BRAINSTORMING is a great way to get ESL students to speak English and learn a lot of new vocabulary! This game is simple you can use it with beginners and advanced students alike. In this classic version of the game there are 75 playing cards. Includes the following ✩ How to play classic Taboo (beginner and advanced levels) ✩ 75 Taboo game color cards to print ✩ 75 grayscale game card file is included ✩ File for projecting one card at a time for a whole class activity ✩ How to play Object of the game One player tries to get his teammates to guess the 5 words on the cards after telling them the first word. The player can give clues in English only. Teams score points for each word successfully guessed. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins! Be sure to visit my shop and browse through 500+ resources like grammar games, speaking activities, listening comprehension, worksheets, and much more. Just click here! LICENSING TERMS: This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. Licenses are non-transferable, meaning they can not be passed from one teacher to another. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. COPYRIGHT TERMS: This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives, unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students.
jenniferlcrespin
GCSE English Language  bundle - WJEC exam board

GCSE English Language bundle - WJEC exam board

This is a bundle pack for the GCSE English language paper from the WJEC exam board. This bundle contains 2 mock papers, 1 for each component, Cheat sheets (with lesson) for each component and creative writing lessons. There are 8 complete lessons all together. All resources sold separately would cost a total of £24. I’m selling this bundle at £20 . Hope it helps
namerased
A Trip to the Zoo

A Trip to the Zoo

A Trip to the Zoo Walk around a zoo. See the animals. Learn the names. Load show onto school server. Let the pupils visit te animals and research the names of the animals. How the pupils record the names is up to you. How much detail the pupils learn as to the animal names is up to you too.
martinpk
What happens when you ban plastic?

What happens when you ban plastic?

Level: Intermediate and above Students watch a video and complete questions afterwards. This is a great opportunity to workshop ideas around job creation for the future which incorporates environmental principles.
ybez
Top 25 Jobs in Canada: A One Page Webquest

Top 25 Jobs in Canada: A One Page Webquest

Are you covering a work or employment theme in your classes? Have your students learn about the top 25 jobs in Canada, according to a popular media website! This one page (okay, one page double-sided) webquest directs your students to a popular website to answer questions about the top jobs in Canada. The website has been running this feature yearly for some time now, so you can be sure it will run for some time in the future. What does this webquest offer your students? It tackles the issue of “you can not be what you can not see’.” If you’re working with newcomers to Canada as I am, you’re probably aware that many of them simply don’t know what jobs are out there. Well, this webquest addresses that. It also works on the skills of following instructions, comprehending information, and reproducing information. It helps develop skimming skills and the ability to identify key information. Who is this webquest for? It’s primarily aimed at English language learners from CLB 2-4, but it could also be used in elementary school classes. It could also be used at higher levels: while the language is simple, the content is not. Anything I should know? Webquests require a lot of explicit guidance at first. When I start doing them, I usually take students the process of answering the first one or two questions, step by step. You can never be too obvious when showing students how to complete them. Anything else? For your convenience, an answer key has been provided. The web site has been confirmed active and in use as of 2018-04-15. Feedback is appreciated! :)
rthulbert
Let's buy a house! -  A property buying game that practises speaking skills

Let's buy a house! - A property buying game that practises speaking skills

This is for students who have an intermediate level of English. It is to do with buying houses and is useful for: Learning or revising rooms of the house Discussion classes - “where do you want to live?” Oral practise Role-playing Reviewing large numbers (it might be a good idea to go over this at the start) Critical thinking in a second language It is a very active lesson so is excellent for injecting some fun into your lessons. In order to lead into this activity, I suggest showing students a video of a property buying show to begin with. They seem to have them in every country and every student will get the hang of the game very quickly with this context. Tip: I suggest laminating these resources so you can use them time and time again. You can use as many or as little properties as you like. Instructions: THE OVERALL GOAL IS FOR THE ESTATE AGENTS TO MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE AND THE BUYERS TO SPEND AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE AND FIND THE BEST HOUSE FOR THEIR CHARACTER. Half the class are estate agents, half the class are buyers. Split the houses (cheap/mid-range/expensive) amongst the Estate Agents. Tell them that they want to make as much money as possible, but they can sell the houses for as cheap as they want. Give each buyer a character and a budget (at random). Explain that the characters have to go to each estate agent and try and buy a house for as little money as possible. They have to negotiate (in English of course!) to meet each other halfway. The house has to be suitable for their family, as this will be checked later. It must have enough bedrooms, for example and the houses need to suit the working and school life of the families. When they have reached a deal, the estate agent must write a receipt that the buyer then signs. I have included a receipt that you can use if you so wish. The estate agent also notes down how much money they have made. At the end of the game, when every buyer has found a house, come together and find the winning estate agent: the one with the most money. Then, find the winning buyer: who has bought a house within their budget for their character and how much money did they save? Other students can vote on these. This game took my students around 45 minutes for a class of 15 - and we switched over in the middle (Estate Agents became buyers and vice versa).
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Earth Day - 3 word searches - 3 levels

Earth Day - 3 word searches - 3 levels

Earth Day - 3 word searches - 3 levels 3 fun, no prep printable word search worksheets for Earth Day, April 22nd. Includes 3 versions for different levels of difficulty. No prep, just print and you’re ready to go! Have a look at the preview to see the words used. Level 1 is suitable for grades 1 and 2. Words are hidden across and down only. Level 2 is suitable for grades 3 and 4. Words are hidden across, down and diagonally. Level 3 is suitable to grades 5+. Words are hidden across, down, diagonally and backwards.
jenniferlcrespin
The environment - 20 questions game - Earth Day - No prep speaking activity

The environment - 20 questions game - Earth Day - No prep speaking activity

The environment - 20 questions game - Earth Day - No prep speaking activity The game of 20 questions is a fun and effective way to practice forming questions. In this version of the game students will practice asking questions about 30 different words related to the environment and pollution. This is a one page, no prep printable. This speaking and listening activity will work well with your chapter on the environment or for Earth Day. Have students work in small groups of 2-4 or project the game and do a whole class activity. Many of the words will likely be new to your students as this game is meant not only to practice asking questions, but also to build and reinforce vocabulary. I like to allow my students to look at the game chart while they play until they’re somewhat familiar with the words written on the chart. One student in the small group or class chooses a word on the chart. Other students ask up to 20 questions trying to guess the secret word. EST-CE QUE……. … tu es une personne? … tu es un animal? … tu es un minéral? … tu es un endroit? … tu es un aliment? … tu es une plante? … tu es un objet? … etc The student who has chosen the secret word can answer using the following responses: YES - NO - SOMETIMES - RARELY - GENERALLY - MAYBE - IT DEPENDS - PROBABLY Alternative game play: To change up the game and to make it more challenging as well as practicing other skills, have the student who chooses the secret word describe it to others in the group. Instead of asking questions about the secret word, other students listen to the description and guess it. LICENSING TERMS: This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. Licenses are non-transferable, meaning they can not be passed from one teacher to another. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. COPYRIGHT TERMS: This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives, unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students.
jenniferlcrespin
The environment - ESL conversation questions - No prep speaking activity

The environment - ESL conversation questions - No prep speaking activity

The environment - ESL conversation questions - No prep speaking activity List of 25 vocabulary words related to the environment and pollution with 20 thought provoking discussion questions. The questions are suitable for middle school, high school and adult learning. This resource is especially useful for your chapter on the environment or for Earth Day. Next to each word there is space for students to either write the definition in English or to write the translation in their native language. I like to print the list of words on one side of a page and the questions on the other side so that students can easily refer to the new vocabulary during their conversations. If you make a two sided copy everything will fit on one page. LICENSING TERMS: This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. Licenses are non-transferable, meaning they can not be passed from one teacher to another. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. COPYRIGHT TERMS: This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives, unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students.
jenniferlcrespin
Reading Credit Card Statements (LINC/ESL/EAL)

Reading Credit Card Statements (LINC/ESL/EAL)

You can use this highly visual PowerPoint presentation to introduce how to read credit card statements to your students. It is intended for EAL/ESL/LINC students but it would be appropriate for any class seeking to learn how to read a credit card statement. Included: Two credit statements presented in an simplified and easy to read manner, which still reflects an actual credit card statement from a major Canadian bank Two worksheets Two question banks that include dozens of questions related to reading credit card statements Easy editability; the credit card statements and worksheets can be easily changed so you can use the same presentation to introduce, review, and assess
rthulbert
Cities & Countryside - Conversation Flashcards

Cities & Countryside - 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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Homes & Buildings - Conversation Flashcards

Homes & Buildings - 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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History & Geography - Conversation Flashcards

History & Geography - 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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Family & Neighbours - Conversation Flashcards

Family & Neighbours - 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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Environment & Weather - Conversation Flashcards

Environment & Weather - 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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Crime & Politics - Conversation Flashcards

Crime & Politics - 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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Animals & Nature - Conversation Flashcards

Animals & Nature - 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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Spring 20 questions games-No prep speaking, listening and describing activities

Spring 20 questions games-No prep speaking, listening and describing activities

Spring 20 questions games - No prep speaking, listening and describing activities 3 versions of the game are included for a total of 156 vocabulary words. Have students work in pairs, small groups of 2-4, or project the version of the game that you want to use and do a whole class activity. Each version includes 52 spring themed words. This resource includes a total of 156 words. Many of the words will likely be new to your students as this game is meant not only to practice speaking and listening, but also to build vocabulary. I like to allow my students to look at the game chart while they play until they’re somewhat familiar with the words. One student in the small group or class chooses a word on the chart. Other students ask up to 20 questions trying to guess the secret word. Are you an object? Are you a living thing? Are you outside? Do you smell good? Are you an animal? …etc… The student who has chosen the secret word can answer using the following responses: YES - NO - SOMETIMES - RARELY - USUALLY - MAYBE - IT DEPENDS - PROBABLY Alternative game play: To change up the game and to make it more challenging as well as practicing other skills, have the student who chooses the secret word describe it to others in the group. Instead of asking questions about the secret word, other students listen to the description and guess it. LICENSING TERMS: This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. Licenses are non-transferable, meaning they can not be passed from one teacher to another. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. COPYRIGHT TERMS: This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives, unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students.
jenniferlcrespin
Interactive book: Rooms in the house

Interactive book: Rooms in the house

Match, lift and reveal books develop book handling and reading skills. The interactive books actively engage students in the reading process by allowing them to match or choose pictures and then reveal sentences. CORE VOCAB: Learn the names for rooms in the house 2 LEVELS: Level 1: Decorated rooms: match picture to picture. Level 2: Empty rooms: add pictures to the empty books USE AS BOOKS OR TASK CARDS: Turn into an interactive books OR use as task cards where students are given options of different furniture and have to choose the correct furniture for each room.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
Prepositions at home IN AT ON

Prepositions at home IN AT ON

This product can be used as individual task cards or make into an interactive book. KEY VOCABULARY Learn key vocabulary for furniture and rooms in the house Learn prepositions: in, at, on 1ST PERSON WRITING: Neutral silhouette images of people to encourage students to compose sentences in 1st person. Option to sticks students pictures on the worksheets. 2 LEVELS OF SENTENCE BUILDING: Level 1: Who? is doing? Where? preposition word is embedded within the location. Level 2: Who? is doing? Where? What? preposition word is own exclusive part of the sentence. USING COLOURFUL SEMANTICS TO WRITE: Colorful semantics is an exciting language intervention that indirectly works on developing a child’s grammar through the use of: •Spoken sentences •Answering W/H questions •Use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Story telling skills •Written sentences and language comprehension Colorful semantics works particularly well in the special education classroom, helping students with difficulty in understanding language to compose sentences. These worksheets/taskcards are designed to give students support to develop writing and composition skills.
ASpecialKindOfEnglish
ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

18 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Music 2) Nations 3) Neighbours 4) Nature 5) Numbers 6) Personality 7) Politics 8) Religion 9) Routines 10) Science 11) Shopping 12) Sport 13) Technology 14) Television 15) Transport 16) Travel 17) Weather 18) Work 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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ESL Conversation Activity Bundle 2

ESL Conversation Activity Bundle 2

16 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Fashion 2) Feelings 3) Food 4) Future 5) Geography 6) Health 7) History 8) Hobbies 9) Homes 10) Humour 11) Internet 12) Inventions 13) Languages 14) Love 15) Media 16) Money 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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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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Routines & Daily Life- ESL Conversation Activity

Routines & Daily Life- ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: ROUTINES & DAILY LIFE 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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Nations - ESL Conversation Activity

Nations - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: NATIONS 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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Politics & Government - ESL Conversation Activity

Politics & Government - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: POLITICS & GOVERNMENT 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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Neighbours & Neighbourhoods- ESL Conversation Activity

Neighbours & Neighbourhoods- ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: NEIGHBOURS & NEIGHBOURHOODS 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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Nature - ESL Conversation Activity

Nature - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: NATURE 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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Homes - ESL Conversation Activity

Homes - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: HOMES 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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Geography - ESL Conversation Activity

Geography - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: GEOGRAPHY 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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Environment - ESL Conversation Activity

Environment - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: ENVIRONMENT 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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