EFL Sensei has speaking activities to fit any lesson.
Access this great collection of resources and add to your personal catalog of go-to activities. Use these 300+ activities and printable handouts, game boards, and conversation cards, and introduce something new each time you see your students!
Topics are geared toward young adults and adults, so you can feel comfortable using these activities in junior and senior high schools, universities, or adult conversation courses.
The relevant, enjoyable topics keep your students engaged and keep the discussions going longer.
These high-quality, original activities were designed by me, Becki Benedict, and tested in the classroom with real students in Japan, China, Thailand, and the United States. During my 20 years of teaching, these activities were improved upon and adapted based on student feedback.
That’s why I know these activities will work in your classroom.
And rest assured, the PDF handouts, game boards, and communication cards are free from spelling errors, typo’s, and incorrect answers, so you can use them with confidence.
Unlike resource books, these activities are accessible from anywhere. All you need is an internet connection and your password.
What’s more, you can download as many activities, as many times you like. If you lose an activity, then you just download it again. And you don’t have to remember the name of the book or page number!
The pre-made PDF handouts, game boards, and conversation cards cut your planning time in half.
Spend more time doing the things you enjoy, such as fine-tuning your lesson plans, planning extracurricular courses, taking part in English Club, attending meetings, student advising, planning holiday events, grading, preparing exams, or writing student evaluations ;)
Or take a much-needed break and go get that coffee at Starbucks!
Best of all, the website is organized and easy-to-navigate, so you can quickly find what you need and instantly download the PDF files.
These student-centered activities focus on getting your students speaking and using the language. With more focus on the students, you can spend more time listening to your students’ speech and giving feedback on common mistakes.
More student speaking time allows you to become the moderator of the discussion rather than the facilitator.
Even better news… these activities are easy to implement in class. Each activity includes printable, easy to follow instructions, so you know exactly what to do in class.
Unlike gap-fill worksheets you find on other websites, these activities get your students out of their seats and moving around the classroom. Students must participate and ask each other questions in order to solve puzzles or accomplish tasks.
The free speaking activities simulate real situations giving students confidence to use their skills outside the classroom in real world English interactions. You’ll watch your students’ speaking skills improve as they use the target language to communicate.
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- Mark Armstrong
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- Alan Jones
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This website is really helping me to prepare for my lessons. My students and I really enjoy the activities.
- Burhani Alizada
I love this website. It helps me all the time for fresh and new ideas!
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My classes are loving the Friends lessons. Thanks for putting this together.
Worked well with Japanese high school English club. Will use this again. Cheers!
- Jake Arnold
Try it out for 30 days and decide for yourself. If you are not satisfied, you can cancel anytime within 30 days or until you download your first PDF file. As long as you don’t download any PDF files, you can explore the website risk-free for 30 days. Because of the nature of digital downloads, we can’t offer a refund after you’ve started downloading PDF files.
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