Movers Speaking Test – Part 4

I compiled a list of questions for the Movers exam, part 4, using Cambridge tests and teacher’s notes. You can print them and start practising.

Speaking4MoversWhat other questions do you think could come up in this part of the speaking test? Leave a comment and I can put them on the next set of cards for Movers.

Download question cards here: Speaking4Movers.

Happy teaching! ☀️☀️☀️

Tell me about your Christmas

XmasQuestionsChristmas is not here yet but I’ve already made some conversation cards that you can use with your students on those first days of school in January. I get teachaholic like that: ).

You can download them hereXmasQuestions.

Let me know how it goes.

Happy holidays and a wonderful New Year full of magic teaching moments!: )

The thing I like about…

CardsI was inspired in coming up with this activity by a lesson in Face2Face Upper-Intermediate (p. 84) on introductory phrases that emphasize what we are going to say next.

After you have taught and practised the phrases (you will find them on the third page of the handout below), cut the squares from the first page (or the second if you print them in color), shuffle them and have the student pick one randomly and write or say something that incorporates the word on the card and one of the introductory phrases. Then you can actually turn this into a conversation by asking follow-up questions about the situation mentioned by the student.

Let me know how it goes.

Happy learning!: )

Download the materials by clicking here: Introductory Phrases for emphasis.

Questions

Question wordsThis is something that you can use to review question forms and question words. I use it in my one-to-one sessions but it also works as a group activity. The way I do it is have the student say a number between 1 and 15. The student says “8”, for example. Then they have to ask me a question starting with “How…”. I answer the question and they ask a follow-up question. Then I say a number between 1 and 15 and so on…

Of course, it can be used in many other ways. For instance, students can write a very short story (a paragraph) that answers the first line of questions (1-3).

Let me know how this goes.: )

Happy learning!

Download the .pdf version here: Questions.

Present Continuous Board Game

Present ContinuousHere are some Present Continuous Conversation Questions that you can use with your students. They’re in the form of a board game but I guess it can be adapted. I tried to include as many situations as possible that would prompt them to use the Present Continuous in their answers. If you choose to use this with groups of students, make sure they ask each other plenty of follow-up questions. Use the dice if you have groups of four playing or you can just put the question numbers 1 to 22 into a hat and have them draw the numbers one by one.

Let me know how it goes and if there’s anything I should improve.

Happy learning!: )

‘Should’ – Giving advice

Should - Giving adviceThis is a speaking activity that you can use as freer practice in your one-to-one sessions or as pair work in the classroom if you want to revise or consolidate the use of ‘should’ for giving advice.

Each circle includes a number. Use dice to establish who’s going to read the situation or just choose a number between 1 and 15 and then read the corresponding situation. The other student in the pair will then offer some advice based on the situation. Students can also ask additional questions so they would find out more about the problem. This could develop really nicely into a longer conversation.

Download in .pdf format here: Should – Giving advice (color and black&white version available).

Conversation cards 2

Conversation Cards 2A new set of conversation cards that you can use with young adults and adult learners. Just print the .pdf file, cut out the cards and have each student draw one card and answer the question (you can organize this as pair work or small group work). Set a time limit for the answer and turn this into a competition. For instance, the students have to speak for one minute as they answer the question. Meanwhile, the others who are listening can think of follow-up questions.

Or you can just use these cards to start a friendly chat in your one-to-one English sessions.

Download the .pdf file here: Conversation Cards 2.

Happy chatting!: )

PS You can find another batch of conversation cards ready to be downloaded here: Conversation cards.