esl picture prompts for speaking

Speaking Resources for ESL/EFL Teachers: Picture Prompts

I put together picture prompts on different topics which can be used when practicing general speaking with your students or preparing them for various certificates and exams. I will later add more resources on different topics. You can download the PDF for free here>>>>Picture Prompts for Speaking    

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Business English Vocabulary Game

Business English Vocabulary Card Game | Forbidden Words

Forbidden Words is a game card activity based on Taboo. The aim of the game is to explain given words, but without those words that you would most likely use because those are taboo – that means, you can’t use them. The simplicity of this game allows for endless variations and you can use it to teach … Continue reading Business English Vocabulary Card Game | Forbidden Words

Media/Entertainment Vocabulary Card Game Based on Taboo.

  As I mentioned in one of my previous posts 3 Board Games You Can Use In The Classroom, I love using games with my students and Taboo style cards are one of my favourite ways of revising vocabulary. The last downloadable pdf worksheet covered Travel&Holidays for Intermediate and Upper Intermediate students. This time I needed some media … Continue reading Media/Entertainment Vocabulary Card Game Based on Taboo.

At The Restaurant: ESL Pair Work and Role Play Lesson.

  Not everyone can cook, but we all love food. It is a perfect conversation topic and even the shy students usually come out of their shells (seafood pun) when you ask them about their favourite food. Food is everywhere now, popular TV shows made home cooking fashionable, food blogs with amazing photos will make you drool, … Continue reading At The Restaurant: ESL Pair Work and Role Play Lesson.

ESL role plays: travel and holidays

ESL Role Play Worksheet: Travel/Holidays

  There is no such thing as enough role play activities and worksheets! I've recently gone over Travel vocabulary with my Intermediate and Upper Intermediate students and I love doing these speaking activities at the end of the lesson. In my previous article, I included my own version of the Taboo card game on the topic of Travel/Holidays. The role play … Continue reading ESL Role Play Worksheet: Travel/Holidays

3 Board Games You Can Use In The Classroom.

I love playing games. My students love playing games. You can learn a lot by playing games and it is so much fun. It is a total win-win and what is best, it doesn't require any preparation. You just grab the game and off you go, revising vocabulary, improving communication skills, fostering team spirit and … Continue reading 3 Board Games You Can Use In The Classroom.

Planning And Improvising In Teaching

I have four colleagues in our English department at our school and we have quite distinctive personalities. Naturally, each of us has a different approach to teaching. What sticks out the most, is the planner/spontaneous type of personality and various teaching methods and tools each of them employs. These personality types and the way they manifest in the work … Continue reading Planning And Improvising In Teaching

5 Apps To Learn English Without Knowing It

There are 2.2 million apps in Android store and 2 million in Apple's App store. I'm sure a huge number of those apps is useles, but you can also find there plenty of helpful, entertaining of educative apps. Here's a simple infographic of 5 apps I've been using with my  students of various ages and … Continue reading 5 Apps To Learn English Without Knowing It