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Speaking aids. Probably you agree that these little things make a lot of difference and it is with good reason why people spend time, money and energy to get the right small objects to help them put themselves and their loved ones into the right mood.

Speaking aids

Why use speaking aids Post-it notes Walls Coloured paper Small objects To control turn-taking As metaphors Conclusion Why use speaking aids In contrast, we often expect that our students have the right mood to speak without having anything that would help them to be in the right mood to speak, or any prompt that would help the flow of ideas.


Speaking strings. Speaking strings Submitted by admin on 15 May, 2008 - 13:49 This tip is for a game which is really useful for getting shy students to speak.

Speaking strings

It can also be a fun way to practise extended speaking for exams, and requires very little preparation indeed. Get enough pieces of string so that you have one for each group. The pieces of string should be really long, probably about 4 metres each. Give each group their piece of string, keeping one for yourself to demonstrate the activity with.

Each person in the group will take turns to be the 'string winder', or the 'string police'. I've found that this game gets even the shyest students speaking, and having fun at the same time. Printer-friendly version. 100's of Visuals. Using Optical Illusions For Speaking Practice. An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality.

Using Optical Illusions For Speaking Practice

The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a perception that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. There are three main types: literal optical illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them, physiological ones that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type (brightness, color, size, position, tilt, movement), and cognitive illusions, the result of unconscious inferences.

Source Wikipedia. These optical illusions for kids help them in increasing concentration power and sharpen their focus. Though these optical illusions are for kids, we are sure that adults will enjoy them, as well. Advertisement Pink Dots If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, the dots will remain only one color, pink. Bird in the bush Colors. Oral English Activities.

Let me introduce myself worksheet. Online Speaking and Listening Exercises. Speak Up: 6 Fabulous Games to Get your Students Speaking. - Everyone deServes to Learn: 5 Speaking Activities for English Language Learners. English Language Learners are assessed in the 4 language domains: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Everyone deServes to Learn: 5 Speaking Activities for English Language Learners

7 Great Go To Activities for Conversation Class. FCE Speaking Activity - ESL Kids Games : ESL Kids Games. This week’s post focuses on a great way to practice speaking with higher level teens and adults.

FCE Speaking Activity - ESL Kids Games : ESL Kids Games

It is especially good for practicing part 4 of the FCE speaking exam, but can also be used for any speaking practice with higher level students. Activity Time: 5 mins + Materials required: A copy of the printable. One card per student. View / Download. GOING GRAPHIC: 4 SQUARES FOR BETTER SPEAKING. Silentium est aurum (“silence is golden”).Or is it?


If we google “teaching speaking in English”, we’ll get over 66,300,000 search results with numerous tips, fabulous games or tricks how to get learners speaking – all pointing out the same frustrating tendency showing that many learners are either timid speakers reluctant to participate in any conversation, or that despite mastering the language, as attested by a great number of grammar and vocabulary exercises thoroughly done by the learners in class, their speaking still lacks fluency and coherence. The latter is sometimes ignored at lower levels. However, speaking is about both fluency and coherence. Coherence is about linking ideas together – just like in a paragraph or essay. This means organising what you say so that your answer is “a whole“. What You Can Do With a Magazine: 10 Creative ESL Speaking Activities. ESL Checklist: 9 Items for Effective Free-speaking Activities.

Guess Who Boardgame worksheet. Talk_about_yourself_-_practice_cards.pdf. Giving Opinions - ESL EFL Teaching Resources. Really?

Giving Opinions - ESL EFL Teaching Resources

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 35 Minutes In this enjoyable group activity, students play a guessing game where they give true or false opinions about famous people or things. After reviewing how to ask for and give opinions, the students are divided into groups of three or four. Each group is given a set of cards. Each card contains the name of a famous actor, actress, singer, TV show, film, website, etc. Really.PDF Exclusive Controversial Statements. ESL teaching ideas for housing, transportation and giving directions. Directions to a Restaurant: ESL Role-play. Purpose and Audience: The purpose of these materials is to get the students to practice giving directions to a restaurant based on street names and other buildings in the vicinity: It's on Pine Street next to the post office.

Directions to a Restaurant: ESL Role-play

This is a fairly simple role-play intended for false beginners (or perhaps even beginners). In short, students will call up their classmates and ask if they want to go for a bite. The student who receives the phone call will suggest a restaurant and give directions on how to get there. This activity also reviews the superlative (best, tastiest, hottest) and nationality adjectives (Korean, Italian, Japanese).

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Syllables factory game.