A vast selection of winning lesson plans on speaking including practice on ordering a pizza, delivering film criticism and speed dating.
Speaking winning lessons
Balint Gyimesi wins the Lesson Share competition with an original speaking lesson designed to improve communication skills.
Dan Cornford wins the lesson share competition with a lesson on reading and retelling travel anecdotes.
Bálint Gyimesi wins the Lesson Share competition with this fantasy-themed activity designed to help students improve their communicative competence and acquire vocabulary.
Tamzin Berridge wins the lesson share competition with a handy lesson designed to help students develop conversations through follow-up questions.
Svetlana Urisman wins the Lesson Share competition with an engaging board game activity to help students revise word formation using prefixes.
Tim Barton wins the Lesson Share competition with this sales-themed activity designed to improve students’ knowledge of product performance vocabulary.
Gabrielle Jones wins the Lesson Share competition with this marketing-based activity in which students can learn to describe a process, ask and answer questions about a product, and practise being persuasive.
To develop speaking skills; to reinforce the vocabulary on the topic; to encourage the students to think over and discuss the problems of the environment.
This winning lesson by Daniel Barber gives students practice in offering opinions, agreeing and disagreeing.
This winning lesson by Magnus Coney incorporates an imaginative role-play to practise the first conditional.
Fari Greenaway proves that animal magic isn't just for kids with a winning upper intermediate lesson that practises animal vocabulary and new verbs of movement.
Caroline Entwistle wins the Lesson Share competition with a fun academic speaking lesson that equips students preparing for a presentation with some useful phrases for dealing with awkward questions.
Students use their textbooks, class notes, previous quizzes, etc. to come up with the questions and answers. Great way to review for mid-term (or semester) exam.
To practise and reinforce vocabulary of emotions; pronunciation practice.
Camilla Mayhew wins the Lesson Share competition with this simple but effective idea for students to learn something about their new classmates and teacher.
Provides practice of: listening, speaking, reading, writing, present tense questions, prepositions of place, present continuous for describing what’s happening now.
To improve vocabulary when describing character, especially when dealing with literature; speaking, giving examples, exchanging information, assessment.
Board game designed to improve fluency and build vocabulary by encouraging students to speak in small groups.
'Getting to know you' activity to practice agreeing and disagreeing.
Students review vocabulary on a chosen topic, write a number of stories collectively, review the use of verb tenses in a narrative, and discuss their choice of tenses, then edit and correct their own and each other’s work.
A winning lesson by Bronagh Mc Laughlin and Gabby Hewitt to improve learners' ability to compare and contrast cities using comparatives and superlatives.
A communication activity that combines general speaking with the acquisition of computer terminology.
Lissy Freewoman wins the lesson share competition with a lively lesson designed to teach crime and legal vocabulary. Students discuss crimes and punishments and take part in a mock trial.
A definitions games that involves all four skills.
To become familiar with definitions, collocations and idioms related to the concept of dreams.
To develop team work, fluency practice, modals, ‘should’ and ‘must’ + 'be'.
Titus Green wins the Lesson Share competition with a lesson designed to improve learners’ confidence in extracting the main topic and message when listening to rapid speech.
Teaches a technique that will help high level students get other people to volunteer the vital vocabulary they are dredging for in their overworked minds.
Students interview each other about their film preferences. Practice includes adjectives describing emotions and -ed and -ing forms.
Mingling speaking activity. Students speak to everyone in the class and find out as much information as possible about each other.
Natalia Pellati presents a guessing game designed to help students practise the present continuous.
Shala Barczewska wins the competition with a seasonal lesson plan on how to talk about holidays, practising past tenses and third conditionals.
A lesson plan on British cuisine. Students use the internet to research the culture of British food.
Simon Mumford wins the Lesson Share competition with this original idea for students to learn to interrupt and disagree politely.
The main objective is speaking fluency, but also comparative and superlative adjectives and modal verbs of speculation (could be, might be…)
An entertaining lesson involving predicting the end of funny stories. Aims to practice Yes/No questions.
Gary Jones wins the lesson share competition with an imaginative and interactive lesson on leadership skills.
A lesson by Fari Greenway to encourage learners to consider their own and each other’s different learning styles. The lesson can be used to various extents for learners from pre-intermediate upwards. Advanced learners can go on to debate teaching methods and learning styles that they find most effective.
Vocabulary development and lots of discussion on a topic that everyone likes talking about. Functions include giving advice.
This winning lesson by Claire Gibbs practises functional language for making plans.
Develop students’ conversation skills by making appropriate responses and follow-up questions.
Simon Mumford wins the Lesson Share competition with this lesson for students to practise using I'll for making offers.
To practise a wide range of question forms. To review a variety of tenses depending on the questions, but mainly present simple.
To use phrasal verbs in context.
A very simple game for practising multiple choice questions.
Students take on roles in a murder mystery game and work together to discover the identity and motive of the murderer.
Develop adjectives describing personality and physical characteristics.
Walton Burns wins the Lesson Share competition with a fun game that practises asking questions and broadens job-related vocabulary.
A roleplay lesson for elementary students. Functional language covered: requests, 'Can I have...?', 'I'd like...'. Target vocabulary includes numbers, money and food.
An interesting lesson on paralanguage: ouch!, sssh!, oops.
Alex Seward wins the lesson share competition with an entertaining lesson designed to teach students figurative language relating to animals. Students discuss different personality traits and mingle at an imaginary party.
A winning lesson plan by Rachel Lunan that will really get students talking, perfect for an end-of-term conversation class.
Genevieve White wins the competition for a second time with a speaking lesson to fuel a political debate.
Gabrielle Jones wins the lesson share competition with a useful lesson on how to formulate convincing arguments and give structured opinions when debating a topic.
Anna Kouzevanova wins the lesson share competition with a fun and interactive speaking lesson that practices prices, numbers and currencies.
A lesson plan about improving educational systems, based on clustering.
Fari Greenaway's winning lesson revises reported speech, introducing a fun mingling activity to help make the structure memorable.
A card game for revising vocabulary, sentence structure and word order.
Gary Jones wins the Lesson Share competition with a fabulous lesson plan to help students practise making small talk.
To practise speaking and revise adjectives to describe character; revise question forms.
To improve students’ fluency by speaking in small groups and to build their vocabulary.
To provide fun and meaningful practice for modals of prediction using a SuDoku puzzle.
A team game for vocabulary and language functions revision.
To practise the use of gerunds when talking about likes or dislikes, e.g. 'I love travelling'. To extend and use adjectives of personality in context, e.g. friendly/unfriendly, talkative/quiet, lazy/hard-working.
Gabrielle Jones wins the Lesson Share competition with an imaginative speaking activity to help students practise telling anecdotes.
To negotiate the sale of various second-hand and antique items in a market or shop.
To raise students’ awareness of the dangers of the internet and to think about ways of ensuring their safety when meeting cyber-friends in real life.
A fun speaking lesson where students role play a job interview situation.
In this stimulating, fun lesson, students read a text and then debate the topic of garden gnomes.
A role play for elementary students. A simple lesson plan for practising questions such as 'What is it made of?', 'How big is it?' etc.
Dimitra Eleftheriou-Ernst rocks our world with an imaginative role-play about a fictional heavy metal band to clinch her third Lesson Share victory.
A winning lesson from Matthew English who has used fabulous illustrations as the springboard for a fun lesson on adjectives, comparatives and superlatives.
A winning lesson plan by Fari Greenaway and Lisa Dold, to improve learners' ability to buy tickets for a journey, to practise listening for specific information and to revise transport vocabulary.
This board game provides an opportunity for students to practice various functions that have been covered in recent lessons.
Matt Bryer's winning lesson teaches language useful for debating and allows students to indulge in a (regulated) war of words.
Introduces and provides fluency practice for character adjectives. This is a good ice-breaker lesson for first classes.
Aims to extend vocabulary and boost confidence. This is an exercise for the first lesson with a new group: a really creative ice-breaker.
To practise giving advice and suggestions using should and shouldn’t.
Introductory exercise to familiarize students with the different sections of an English newspaper. Listening and speaking and practice with prepositions.
Asking questions, listening, making notes, using notes to complete a task.
Josh Taylor wins the competition with a devious speaking activity that is perfect for a first class.
Jessica Rundell wins the lesson share competition with a lesson on future forms and how to choose the right one in conversation.
Kat Law wins the Lesson Share competition with this fun lesson, designed to build confidence and improve fluency through oral practice of different verb forms.
Dimitra Eleftheriou-Ernst wins the Lesson Share competition with a fun lesson designed to practise making future predictions.
Catherine Zgouras wins the Lesson Share competition with this entertainment-based activity in which students can learn about TV and film, and practise irregular verbs and the past simple.
Monika Szalwinska-Garbaruk wins the Lesson Share competition with this quiz-based activity designed to generate useful vocabulary to describe personality.
Andreea Pulpea’s winning lesson offers an illuminating way to teach weather-related vocabulary to young learners.