I try to record here a set of activities for my Speaking classes, that involve grammar practice.
These are activities that can be easily adapted, so I will copy and paste any activity I find appropriate for this set:
1 Pair work: Information desk
Work in pairs. You are at an information desk.
Learner A: You want to get to the airport.
– Ask how to get there.
– Ask about times and prices.
Learner B: You work at the information desk. Answer A’s questions.
2 Discussion: Recent visit to a country
Think of a recent visit to another city or country. Work in groups. Answer other learners’ questions:
– Where did you go? Who with?
– What did you do there? What did you see?
3 Group work: Best places
Work in groups. Together, decide on:
– the best café
– the best place to buy clothes
– the best cinema
– the best place to get a cheap meal
Give reasons for your choices.
4 Have you ever …?
5. Activities with ‘communicative goals’ or ‘communicative aims’:
Give practical information and advice
Talk about recent experiences
Ask for practical information
Agree and disagree with other people’s opinions
Find out what other people did
Express opinions and preferences
- repetition drills
- substitution practice
- making practice meaningful
- freer practice in pairs/groups
- focusing on communicative goals
- correcting learners’ mistakes
- use a warmer activity
- guide the discussion
- include a feedback stage