ESL Speaking Activity – Scary Stories

Scary Stories

This ESL conversation activity helps students learn English speaking skills by retelling a story. Memorization is a small part of this task, but more importantly, students need to be able to retell the key parts and fill in the details with their own words.

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Learn English, Paraphrase Quotes

Learn English, Paraphrase Quotes

In this pair work or small group discussion, students have two tasks: paraphrase the meaning of quotes and then debate the merits of the ideas. In this way, ESL students can improve their English communication skills through negotiated meaning and develop their listening and speaking skills as well.

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Learn English Role Play: Choices and Reasons

Learn English: Role Play Dilemma

  • Focus: an inquiry based writing activity that also helps students learn English speaking, listening and critical thinking
  • Time: 20-30 minutes, longer with a writing section
  • Level: intermediate and up

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