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Adults and Teens ESL Speaking Activities and Role-Plays

When you are teaching English to adult speakers, it is important for them to practice speaking English so that your ESL adult and teen students can gain confidence and improve skills in speaking English.

You can find lots of ESL games for adults, ESL adult speaking activities and games here for your adults and teen students to practice their speaking. They’ll find our ESL speaking activities for teens and adults fun and interesting allowing them to speak with greater skill and confidence. Speaking activities for adults provide the best platform for adult and teenage speaking practice. English games for teenage students and ESL games adults can play further boost language production and speaking skills. Adult ESL games bring life and colour to your teaching space!

Why is it important for English students to practice their speaking skills with speaking activities?

It’s important to teach your adults and teen students using a variety of teaching skills, including reading, listening, grammar and writing. However, teaching speaking and teaching how to speak English is really the main reason why your adults and teen students have come to you. ESL games for teens and ESL games for adults assist in well-rounded ESL lessons for adults. They will want to practice speaking English as much as possible to improve their confidence and fluency whenever they need to speak. The adult speaking activities you’ll find here help your students to practice speaking in fun ways and you’ll get a lot of laughs in your ESL teens and adults classes with the adult ESL speaking activities below. Have fun and please do let me know in the comments section if you have any good adults and teens ESL speaking activities we could include on this teaching page!


The London Taxi Cab

Tell the class that they are on holiday or business in London and it is their first day. They are in a London cab going somewhere. The taxi driver doesn't know any of their language, but is friendly, and wants to know more about their new passenger.

Arrange four chairs in the middle of the class to make your 'taxi', and you the teacher, in the 'driver's seat. Ask one or two of your more confident students to 'hop in' and take them to the meeting!! Actually pretend to be a driver, moving your arms, and asking them the questions from the board! Your students now have to answer these questions as though they were actually in London!

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Einstein’s Riddle: an awesome IQ test and speaking activity for your teen and adult ESL students

Albert Einstein made a very tricky IQ puzzle which you can use in your ESL classes for a great ESL speaking activity for teenagers or an ESL speaking activity for adults. This adults speaking class includes a free downloadable Einstein’s Riddle ESL worksheet and answer sheet. Lots of speaking practice in this teen and adults ESL lesson. This is one of the ESL games teenagers love!

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Teaching a Good ESL Adults or Teens Speaking Class with No Lesson Plan or Materials

Finding yourself standing in front of an ESL teens or adults speaking class with no lesson plan or materials can be a nightmare. We give you three winning speaking activities for teenagers and adults which require no lesson plan or any materials. Whatever your reason for teaching with no lesson plan, these adults speaking activities will be an absolute lifesaver for any TEFL teacher whenever you have no lesson plan.

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Adults Speaking Activities: 5 ESL Shopping Roleplays for Teens and Adults

One of the most popular and useful ESL games teenagers enjoy for practice speaking are roleplays. Here are some amazing speaking activities where teens and adults talk about shopping and ESL roleplay about shopping. Here you can find five shopping roleplays for adult speaking classes or teenage speaking activities. Your ESL students will get excellent speaking practice from these shopping roleplays and adult ESL games.

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Speaking Game for the Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Teaching grammar to older students needn’t be boring at all and is vital for your teen and adult English students to improve their confidence and accuracy. Here is a speaking game with a focus on the Present Perfect Continuous tense. Your students will be far more able to use the Present Perfect Continuous after this ESL grammar practice game.

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ESL Speaking Game for Adults: The Alibi

Two of your students have committed a crime and the rest of your students are the police. In this TEFL speaking game, the police need to find five differences in the fake alibi the two suspects make up!