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Type:
A pair work activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
15 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Annoying Habits
 
 
Let's face it, in busy, modern cities some usually tolerable habits become annoying for us, like spitting, while other habits are just plain rude, for example overcharging taxis. This handout gets students modelling annoying habits with four pieces of key language.
Type:
A pair work activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
20 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Articles
 
 
An imperative to get right at this level. Students listen to each other and add the missing articles to their partner's incomplete sentences.
Type:
A pair work activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
15 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Auxiliaries for Showing Interest
 
 
A pedantic area of English grammar, but adds genuine authenticity to a student's speech, this speaking worksheet is concerned with auxiliary verbs used for showing interest, such as have you? Did he? Will they?
Type:
A class mingle activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
15 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work together as a whole class
Focus:
Be Used To/Get Used To
 
 
For an entertaining whole class practice of these two new language points, use this excellent 'find someone who'. Students have a range of questions to ask with be used to, get used to, and simple used to.
Type:
A pair work activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
20 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work individually then in pairs
Focus:
First and Second Conditionals
 
 
For an accuracy-focussed speaking task on the first and second conditionals, this is a great handout as it offers both writing and speaking practice in clear cut real and hypothetical contexts.
Type:
A pair work activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
20 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work individually then in pairs
Focus:
Future Perfect and Continuous
 
 
For a basic speaking approach to future perfect and continuous, this pair work speaking activity gives students a number of small topic debates using controversial statements in the different future tenses.
Type:
A pair work activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
20 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Future Perfect and Continuous
 
 
A classic topic-based 'tell me about' worksheet that gets students using the future perfect and continuous, this is a useful conversation starter with many examples given and easy structures to follow.
Type:
A pair work activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
20 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work individually then in pairs
Focus:
Gerund or Infinitive (Dual Forms)
 
 
This compact speaking task gets students using gerunds and infinitive when both forms are possible, e.g. regret. Students make short sentence which their partner must tell them about.
Type:
A pair work activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
20 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Gerund or Infinitive (Other Forms)
 
 
All the nasty, complicated other forms of gerunds and infinitives are contained in this 'tell me about' task, including the perfect infinitive, the continuous infinitive, and the passive gerund. High level stuff.
Type:
A pair work activity
Skill:
Speaking
Time:
10 minutes
Stage:
Controlled grammar speaking practice
Work:
Students work in pairs
Focus:
Have Something Done
 
 
For a speaking recap or basic accuracy speaking task on have something done, use this picture-based handout where the object is for students to identify the various things the people have had done in the pictures.
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