English Conversation

These activities are for English Conversation classes. They generally apply to adults, but could be used for younger learners if they're advanced enough. The idea is to spark longer conversations entirely in English.

Top 10 Activities
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English. 2
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 2
  • Karuta Collection A collection of 12 word files with different Karuta cards. 1
  • Who am I? Quiz A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great." 1
  • Follow the instructions This is a warmup exercise to get the students moving and thinking about English. 0
  • Flashcards Collection 16 word files separated by categories with many flashcards ready to be printed. 0
  • Karuta: Alternative Different ways of playing karuta games 0
  • Can you job hunt? A speaking based, find your partner activity practicing "Can you~?" 0
  • Halloween Jeopardy Jeopardy game to help your students learn about the ancient Halloween mysteries. 0
  • Unusual Interview Questions Students ask each other unusual questions to spur conversation. Aimed at adult students. 0
Top warm-ups
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English. 2
  • Who am I? Quiz A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great." 1
  • Can you job hunt? A speaking based, find your partner activity practicing "Can you~?" 0
  • Simple Karuta A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card. 0
  • True Or False Students listen and decide whether various sentences are true. 0
  • ODD ONE OUT A discussion activity useful for 3rd year classes. 0
  • Karuta: Alternative Different ways of playing karuta games 0
  • Printable playing cards If you don't want to spend money on a bunch of card decks, print these out instead! 0
  • MINGLER QUESTIONS A simple activity useful for communicating and reviewing target language. 0
  • Say the Word Review activity. Students work in pairs or groups to get the teacher to say the words on the worksheet. 0

Textbooks

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Simple Karuta

A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.