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12 Fun Speaking Games for Language Learners

12 Fun Speaking Games for Language Learners
Posted 11/12/2015 2:28PM | Last Commented 12/18/2015 6:31PM Have you ever asked a question to your English language class, only to be answered with complete silence and blank stares? At one point every English teacher has had the struggle of encouraging students to speak. Perhaps the student has a deep fear of making a mistake, or maybe the student is just plain shy, even in their native language. Whatever the reason, here is a list of a few fun activities to get your students to speak English! *This list is for more advanced (B2+) students. 1. Have each student write three facts about themselves that nobody in the class knows on a piece of paper. 2. Variation #1: Create a PowerPoint presentation with each slide containing a noun. Variation #2: Separate the students into groups of 4/5. Variation #3 (Advanced speakers): Separate the class into two teams. 3. Pair up the students and give them each a picture face down. 4. Give each student a portion of a comic strip. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

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