ESL Speaking Fall 2018 W13

It’s week 13 of the semester. Time to exchange gifts: you give me a book report and I give you a quiz.

Hour 1

Pair Work Discussion Questions (15)

  1. An apple costs 40 cents, a persimmon costs 60 cents, and a pomegranate 80 cents. How much does a pear cost?
  2. Tracy’s mother had 4 children. The first child was named April, the second was named May, the third June. What was the 4th child called?
  3. How do you know if the light inside the fridge is on or off?
  4. How many tennis balls can fit inside this classroom?
  5. If you could invent a new subject that would be taught to all children in school, what would the subject be? Why do you think children need to learn about your subject?
  6. Are you more like a river, a lake, an ocean, or a waterfall? Why?


Thinking Puzzles (10)

Try some rebus puzzles. Can you guess the answers to the rebus puzzle?

Here is an example:

esl game

Word Ladder (10)

Here is another word puzzle worksheet. Start with a word. Move down step on the ladder and change one letter to make a new word. When you finish, you should change one letter to make the last word.


Quiz #2 (5)

The ESL students get your quiz back today


Phrasal Verbs Maze (15)

This pair work exercise starts with a maze. Students move through the maze by matching two parts of a phrasal verb. Students can also complete the fill in the blank worksheet. Finally, each pair of students must make a short dialogue with the matched pairs of phrasal verbs.

Get the phrasal verb worksheet.


Hour 2

Hand in book report (5)


Which one is different? (20)

You and your partner have a paper with some pictures. Are the pictures the same or different?


  • You describe a picture with some detail. 
  • Your partner says if it is the same or different? If differently, how?
  • Change roles.
  • Talk about all the pictures.


Textbook sound files

page 90, #1 (10)

  • read
  • listen
  • read while listening

page 91, #3 (10)

  • listen and answer questions

page 94, #1 and 2 (10)

  • answer questions


Hour 3

Word Puzzles (10)

Here is a word game and puzzle worksheet. It’s about geography.


A Short Story (5)

Read the short story for ESL students. Answer the questions. Solve the problem with negotiating skills.


Pair Work Crossword Puzzle (15)

Here is a reading, think and vocabulary activity.

Work with a partner. Read the clues. Change the hint word to make the answer. Write the answer on the crossword puzzle.


Pig Test (10)

Get a piece of paper. Draw a pig.



Here is the code.

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