Saturday, October 17, 2015

Word Sneak (A speaking activity)

While watching this hilarious video from the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, I immediately thought of using it as a speaking activity. It is great to revise vocabulary and to work on fluency. Since there has to be a lot of improvisation, I would prefer doing this activity with more proficient learners.

The idea is very simple. You pair up the students and give each one of them a (different) set of vocabulary items. What they need to do is work these vocabulary items into a conversation as casually and seamlessly as possible. (I’ve never tried it myself but it seems like such a fun game that can be done in those 5 minutes that you sometimes have at the end of a class.) Watch the perfect performance by Jimmy Fallon and Ricky Gervais above.