A selection of lesson plans that focus on controlled speaking. Topics include the Oscars, stereotypes and saying thank you.
Controlled speaking lesson plans
A functions review and needs analysis where students match a selection of functional questions and responses.
A functional language speaking lesson by Lindsay Clandfield, where students practise giving directions for a metro system in a city.
Reviewing and extending positive adjectives, giving and receiving compliments. Students discuss when it is appropriate to give compliments in their culture.
Students practise using all-purpose words like stuff and things to ask for things they don’t know the word for in English.
A short speaking lesson by Lindsay Clandfield on the theme of thanking.
Students learn vocabulary related to cars and participate in discussions about cars.
This lesson by Karen Richardson gives students practice in talking about the mildly controversial topic of stereotypes.
An information-gap activity for talking about the movies.
An oral interview speaking class for practising: short answers, the present simple, verb to be, can, future (going to); Numbers and letters; basic vocabulary.
Four speaking activities all connected to the theme of celebrity crime.
Students discuss how adaptable they are and then learn about the different stages of culture shock.
An information gap activity featuring David Beckham.
A lesson plan by Lindsay Clandfield in which students determine the best job for their partner or friend.
Lindsay Clandfield’s fun, festive board game places an emphasis on oral fluency.
A speaking lesson plan with Kings, Queens and Jokers. Can be used for non-business classes but very good for small business groups and one-to-one.
A speaking lesson plan with Kings, Queens and Jokers.