Oral practice


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Oral activities for upper intermediate learners of English as a L2

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Oral practice

  1. 1. Trip to the mountains
  2. 2. Your picture was about a trip to the mountains <ul><li>Now answer: </li></ul><ul><li>What areas in your country are good for mountaineering? </li></ul><ul><li>What places would you recommend a tourist? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this kind of holiday suitable for people at all ages? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of holidays do young people prefer? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What places in your country would you recommend to people who travel on a low budget? </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your friends about your last holiday </li></ul>
  3. 3. Extracurricular Activities
  4. 4. Your picture was about extracurricular activities <ul><li>Now answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think this kind of activities are good for children? Why? Why not? </li></ul><ul><li>As a student, have you engaged yourself in activities of this kind? Which ones? Tell your friends about them </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think about boarding schools? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like your children to go to school all day or half turn? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s your opinion about education in your country today? </li></ul><ul><li>What improvements would you implement, if any? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Birthday present
  6. 6. Your picture was about birthday presents <ul><li>Now answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Do you like choosing presents? Why (not)? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your favourite presents? To give and to receive </li></ul><ul><li>Have you got a “favourite object”? What is it? Tell your friends about it. Was it given as a present? Have you bought it yourself? Have you inherited it? </li></ul><ul><li>What memories have you got from presents you received when you were a child? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you prefer expensive presents? Why (not)? </li></ul><ul><li>When is your birthday? How are you planning to spend it? How have you spent it this year? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Holidays
  8. 8. Your picture was about holidays <ul><li>Now answer: </li></ul><ul><li>What are your “perfect holidays”? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you always holiday in the same place or at different places? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you prefer to stay at a hotel, a flat or house or do you like going camping? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever gone camping? Tell your friends about your experience </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever been abroad? Tell your friends about your experience </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about holiday resorts in your country </li></ul>
  9. 9. Summer Job
  10. 10. Your picture was about Summer jobs <ul><li>Now answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Is it convenient for young people to work during the Summer? In what ways? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever taken a Summer job? Is so, which one? Tell your friends about it. If not, would you have liked to? What would you have liked to do? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Earning money is not all that matters when you take a job” Do you agree with this statement? To what extent can it be true? </li></ul><ul><li>What can a young person learn from his/her first job? </li></ul><ul><li>How easy or difficult is it to get a job at present? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Children and adolescents should learn how to administer their pocket money” To what extent do you agree? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Free Space in the City
  12. 12. Your picture was about how to exploit free space in a city <ul><li>Now answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Do you prefer to live in a big or small city? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the advantages of big cities? </li></ul><ul><li>In what way are supermarkets and shopping centres convenient? </li></ul><ul><li>What improvements do you think your city needs? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you prefer to spend your weekends indoors or outdoors? What activities do you like doing? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your ideal city? Why? </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>My Studies </li></ul><ul><li>My Job </li></ul><ul><li>My Family </li></ul><ul><li>My Country </li></ul><ul><li>My Future </li></ul><ul><li>My Past </li></ul><ul><li>My City </li></ul><ul><li>My Holidays </li></ul><ul><li>My Favourite Object </li></ul><ul><li>My Free Time Activities </li></ul>