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21

Mar'18

Oral Fluency Assignment

Helping students recognize and correct error patterns in their own speech can be a challenge. This assignment helps students gain an awareness of their own speech patterns by transcribing their own speech and then analyzing it.

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08

Oct'17

Favorite Holiday Discussion

At my school, we recently started holding a conversation hour to give language learners listening/speaking practice. For the first week, our theme was holidays. For one part of the event, we did this activity designed to get people talking about their favorite holidays. It sparked a lot of discussion and gave people a chance to learn about holidays from different places. 

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18

Mar'17

Things in My House – To Have Practice

This handout will help students practice the verb "have" to talk about things they have in their house.

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13

Mar'17

Stick Figure Speaking Exercise

Some activities are very specific while others are quite versatile. The stick figure activity is one of my favorite speaking activities because it can be used for so many things at all levels. I've used it in my low-beginning - intermediate ESL courses, as well as my composition courses with native speakers.

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26

Feb'17

Present Perfect Bingo

Present perfect bingo is a great way to practice question in the present perfect and also the idea that it's unfinished time; the questions ask about life experiences, and obviously, their lives are unfinished.

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25

Feb'17

Color Cards Discussion

Whether it's a discussion about a book students are reading in class or a first week community building activity, these cards are great.

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23

Feb'17

Picture Collage

I love using pictures in my classes. They can be interesting, engaging, and also give students a starting place for talking. One great way to use pictures in your classroom is to use a picture collage.

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21

Feb'17

Present Progressive Go Fish

As a language teacher, I'm always trying to find ways for my students to practice English in an interactive and interesting way. This activity is a card game which gets students to practice asking questions in the present progressive.

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