Sometimes it can be challenging getting the students to speak in English class. Sometimes it's because they're shy, and sometimes it's because they just don't want to be there.
This EFL speaking activity will get students participating with a partner and is a great lesson for teens and adults.
"... and sometimes it's because they just don't want to be there."
"... and sometimes it's just because they don't want to be there."
... mean different things.
- At the top/bottom
- On the left/right
- Behind/ In front of
- On/ Under
- It looks like...
- It seems like...
- I think... because...
- Present continuous
How it works:
2. Open Instagram or your Photo Gallery
3. Choose a photo
4. Describe the photo and your partner draws what you describe.
This activity should last about 6-10 minutes depending on class size and how much you need to describe or demonstrate.
Create a PowerPoint or use the one available for members to show the photos on the screen, and have the students break into pairs. One partner has their back to the screen and the other partner describes the photo.
Students open their phones and follow the instructions above.
Combine Lessons for a Full Speaking Lesson
Two or three times each partner is enough. Any more than that, the students start getting bored. We want to keep them engaged.
Easter Egg Lessons:
Cooperation - Students will have to work together while they're drawing and sharing numbers during the pronunciation call.
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