It’s week 11 of the semester, and soon the university will have a festival. Here are some activities my ESL students will use to learn and practice their English speaking skills.
Sentence Patterns: Prepositions plus verb ING
I had a plan to use this activity last week, but we did not have enough time. So let’s try this week.
Look at the words. Make a full question for your partner by adding a preposition. make an answer with a preposition plus ING verb. Ask two or three follow up questions. Here is an example:
- What are you looking forward to these days?
- I’m looking forward to going to the university festival.
- Because my favorite rap group is coming to the school and I want to see that show.
- What time is the show?
- The concert starts at 8pm.
- I am looking forward
- I am good
- I am bad
- I get excited
- I am used
- I often think
- I sometimes dream
- I always insist
NON STOP TALKING
Here are some topics. Make a group with 2-4 people. Each person in the group must choose a topic and talk for 25 seconds without stopping. One person in the group checks the time with a stopwatch. If you stop or hesitate, do it again.