Get your learners practicing different types of speaking

This downloadable lesson plan contains all you need for a productive and engaging speaking lesson with your adult learners. Communication is key to almost everything that we do. From the teachers honored at the 2017 ELT Teacher Award, to the students that they teach, everyone...

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This downloadable lesson plan contains all you need for a productive and engaging speaking lesson with your adult learners.

Communication is key to almost everything that we do. From the teachers honored at the 2017 ELT Teacher Award, to the students that they teach, everyone needs to learn effective communicative skills. However, not all types of speaking are the same. Depending on the specific situation, people speak to others in different ways. We use a different type of language when buying something to when chatting to a friend, for example. The downloadable lesson plan, which is aimed at adult/intermediate learners, will give students valuable practice in these two common situations.

First, the lesson gives the class the opportunity to learn and practice key vocabulary about booking a flight over the phone. Students are given 30 minutes to rearrange words to form questions that a travel agent may ask a customer, and then role-play a telephone conversation between a customer and a travel agent. In the second part of the lesson, they have 18 minutes to practice a different type of speaking where the aim is to have a more relaxed chat about their holidays. This lesson is a great way of raising students’ awareness of the requirements of different types of speech in different situations, and will help them build confidence in their communication skills.

Speaking Types Lesson Plan

Booking Flights Worksheet

Booking Flights Worksheet Key

Holiday Questionnaire Worksheet

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