Routine. It’s a useful classroom tool. It also brings boredom and unhappiness. That’s why routine needs to be broken from time to time.
That’s what this ESL speaking activity will do. Hopefully.
This is an activity which I have shamelessly borrowed from a terrific business training website. Here is the link for business balls.
This conversation activity creates the conditions for a free speaking activity. With a few prompts the students will engage in an English conversation that does not rely on substitution drills or preset vocabulary.