Spring Conversation, Week 1

ESL speaking

Hour 1

Introduction and resources (10)

  • syllabus
  • attendance
  • grading
  • book
  • 4 things for every class

5 x 5 Grid (20)

Sound and Sort b (10)

Hour 2

Odd One Out (20)

Word Puzzle – Alphabet (10)

Hour 3

Pair Work Conversation (20)

Discussion Questions About Personality

Student A

  1. Do people fall in love with good looks or with a good personality?
  2. How are male and female personalities different?
  3. Do countries have personalities? What is the personality of some countries? How about Italy?
  4. Do you think our birthday (or horoscope) can affect our personality?

Student B

  1. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? 
  2. What is your blood type? Do you think blood type can make a different personality?
  3. Whose personality do you like best?
  4. What do you think are the factors that shape a person’s personality?

Vocabulary Review (10)

Work with a partner. Can you remember these words and phrases from yesterday?

Define and give an example.

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Fluency Drill (15)

This is structured speaking activity with a specific purpose. It looks easy but it can be a challenge for many people.


  1. Look at this English worksheet.
  2. Work with a partner.
  3. Get a stopwatch.
  4. Ask a simple past tense question with one of the verbs.
  5. Partner makes a long answer – 30 seconds.
  6. Switch roles.

Each person asks 5 questions.

Practice good grammar without thinking and extended speaking.

Nature Test (10)

Look at this picture.

Remember everything.

Then answer some questions.

Is your memory good?

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