Oral Expression English

Just as in the other sections, here, you will find a list of resources which are used quite often by teachers in their classes in order to boost and improve learners’ oral expression.
Here are some websites which will help in this task.

Oral Expression Level English
Icon A2 B1 B2 Oral Expression

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Starting Spontaneous conversations
Triggers

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X

Personal Quiestions
Por example, at the beginning of the class: What was the toughest and most amusing moment of the last 24h?

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X

An image, a photo, a comics vignette.

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X

An audio, a video, a song

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Reciting, singing

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X

Reciting poems, interpreting fables.

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X

Singing songs.

Describing

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X

Describe an object or a person, a known character to be guessed.

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X

Describing and image, a painting, a photo.

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Presenting

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X

A theme chosen by the student or imposed by the teacher.

X

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X

A monologue
The presentation can be recorded, and even shared on a platform to be observed and evaluated.

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Recounting

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X

Drawing inspiration from real life facts: a testimony, a recipe, an anecdote, a board of comics, etc…

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X

Inventing, creating: a story, a tale, a poem.

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Summarizing

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X

Summarizing any document : a story, a chapter of a book, an article, an audio or video document: a testimony, an interview, a sketch, a report

X

In pairs: writing the main ideas and the secondary ones and presenting them in a large group.

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Debating about

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X

A general theme

X

X

A lecture

X

A present problem

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X

An image, a video
Everyone plays a different role after previous preparation at home.

X

Zig-zag discussion: 2 groups (For / Against) that speak in turn and reject  the arguments of the other.

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Playing

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X

X

A play, an extract.

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X

X

A Sketch.

X

X

Rol play.

X

Mimes.

X

X

A text in a rap format.

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Giving instructions

X

X

X

Giving instructions to a partner or another group to do something: to draw, to move, to take steps.

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X

Brainstorming after a reading, video or an audio exercise.

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Presenting a subject.

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X

Preparing, organising in groups a sightseeing tour and presenting it to the class

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Creating an audio

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X

Creating an audio book collaboratively.

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Preparing and conducting interviews.

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Working in linguistic pairs.

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X

X

Participating in linguistic pairs, in class and/or outside

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X

Participating in chats (Skype, E-twinning, Hangouts…)

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Creating videos

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X

Creating videos representing everyday situations (cooking, following  a recipe, shopping…)

X

X

X

Hunting for videos.

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X

Recording news.

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Expressing oneself by playing
Games of any type.

X

X

X

Treasure hunt.

X

X

X

Game : talking, questioning to guess something or someone or a situation or something that is mimed or something that is hidden in the classroom, in a pocket…

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X

X

Finding differences between 2 pictures.

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X

Snakes and ladders, the taboo.

X

X

X

Building a story together.

X

X

X

Each student brings something new, a word, a sentence, a punctuation mark, everything depends on the level.

X

X

With logical connectors for students to assimilate and reuse them in their productions.

X

X

Board games(Trivial, Kahoot…)

X

I see, I see.

X

X

Word market

X

X

Dictation of images.

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Advice
Avoid interrupting students during their speech or finishing the sentences for them
Assign a time to prepare the speech to boost their confidence.
Give students opportunities to interact with their classmates before asking them to speak to an audience.

 

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Sites

Description

http://www.examenglish.com/ 

This web site is for people studying for an English language exam.

http://www.englishaula.com/ 

website where you will find anything to do with Official English exams and online English learning, exercises, videos, courses…

dialoguesandconversations

Topic-based dialogues & worksheets for EFL learners.

Best of speaking activities and exercises

Speaking and icebreaker activities for ESL Teachers wanting to inspire communicative classrom interaction.

Debate/discussions for ESL classes.

Activities to encourage discussion and deabte for ESL learners.

http://film-english.com/ 

ELT lessons plans designed around short films.

https://www.englishclub.com/speaking/ 

EnglishClub Speaking for ESL learners, to help them learn and practise the skill of speaking English.

http://www.orientacionandujar.es/2015/08/30/expresion-oral-10-tipos-de-actividades-para-hacer-hablar-al-alumnado-proyecto-toma-la-palabras/

Extraordinary project where a wide variety of  oral skill resources are provided.

http://recursostic.educacion.es/blogs/malted/index.php/2011/04/27/expresion-oral-en-el-aula-de-ingles-con-voxopop

Educational resources with voxopop.Interesting website to improve student’s speaking skills. Teacher opens a topic for discussion in a forum.Students are expected to sign in and record their opinions on the previously arranged topic.

http://www.english-at-home.com/speaking/

Videos, tips and recordings on daily speaking topics

www.englishcentral.com 

English Central: allows us to create virtual classrooms in which the teAcher can monitor students’ work.

http://moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.com.es

Interesting blog  to learn and revise grammar through film segments. Grammar items are grouped and divided into three different levels.

http://www.newsinlevels.com

Every day news broadcast  in different levels.

http://www.michellehenry.fr

Great website with a great deal of teaching materials and useful resources  covering the four skills and broken into  topics alphabetically sorted.

https://www.etwinning.net/es 

E-   It is a useful website to contact educative centres teaching the same languages as our students are learning so oral exchange can be easily promoted, encouraging learners to improve their pronunciation and oral skills.

http://www.spokenskills.com

S     It allows students to record their voice and compare it to the original version in order to check their pronunciation and intonation. The teacher is enabled to monitor students’ work.

http://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/skills/speaking-0

Vid  Videos on everyday speaking topics and role play activities included to reproduce modelled structures and vocabulary.

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