(Updated on 11/12/2017)



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How to... Talking to Robots
Interactive activities Tools
Lesson plans Videos


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'CREATE : Comic strips - Roman photo - Movies - Cartoons ...' PRONONCIATION
Débats 'SAY / TELL / SPEAK / TALK / ...'
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Evaluation Théâtre (activités)
Expression écrite VIDEOS

It's so funny why we don't talk anymore by Cliff Richard...

"Words, don't come easy to me"(...!)



"Public speaking" :

  • Afraid of Public Speaking? You Are Not Alone! - Text + Audio + Videos
    "Public speaking is difficult, even frightening, for many. Some even fear public speaking more than death itself.
    It is a skill that most English learners want to improve. One method is to look at the activity as three separate messages.
    Here are three tips to improve your public speaking skills."





  • Body Language Can Help With Public Speaking - Text + Audio + Video
    "Public speaking is difficult even for native speakers of English. Learners find it even more difficult. A big part of giving presentations is body language. Charles LeBeau, professor of public speaking, shares some advice on what he calls the "physical message."




Participation :

HOW TO... :

HOW TO ...

- accept apologies
- address a stranger
- agree - completely or conditionally

- ask a favour
- ask for help in an emergency
- ask for the time
- ask someone for their opinion about a topic
- ask someone out
- ask someone to change their behaviour
- agree with someone in an informal conversation


- borrow
- build an oral presentation -


- chat someone up
- clarification - through Yes/No What/How Why/Why not questions inviting illustration
- close topics
- comment upon a document
- comment upon a visual aid -
- convince
- counter through concession followed by antithesis


- debate
- delay strategies - fillers
- describe a process
- disagree -
- disagree - completely, using irony, dismissing as irrelevant, diplomacy, doubt & logic


- exposé (present an -)
- express agreeing and disagreeing, capacity, insinuating, allowing, etc...
- express solutions and alternatives
- express uncertainty
- express your personal opinions
- express your thoughts
- extend a conversation -


- give a set of instructions
- give and respond to compliments
- give bad news
- give good news
- give your opinion about a topic

- gossip about people
- greet people (in formal contexts)
- greet people (in informal contexts)


- haggle
- how to...


- interview

- logical argument - questions and deductions based on "if .. "then", strongly argued "why" questions

- make a complaint
- make an appointment
- make recommendations for changes
- make small talk during greetings


- persuade
- point out the positive side of a situation
- prepare for an oral exam
- present a document for an exam
- present a number of arguments - enumeration
- present a picture


- respond to compliments
- respond to someone's bad news


- say sorry
- show annoyance
- show interest with someone in an informal conversation
- speak English like a native -


- talk about photographs
- talk business
- talk vaguely
- tell someone about funny incidents
- tell someone about serious incidents -


- use discourse markers
- use gap-fillers
- use the internet to send oral productions
- use useful phrases for an oral exam
- use useful expressions


  • 10 Interviewing Tips and Techniques
    "Whether you are conducting a journalistic Q&A session or preparing an oral history, it’s important to prepare carefully for an interview.
    Here are some guidelines to help you succeed with the interview session."


  • For teachers - How to...
    " an immensely practical series of programmes which presents and practices useful language for everyday situations like conversations, discussions, requests, offers and invitations. Each programme features downloadable practice activities, but you can find even more suggestions, teaching ideas and downloadable worksheets on these pages."
  • How to agree with someone in an informal conversation
    "After you have listened to the programme, get some more practice with the quiz..."

    - with the script
  • Accepting apologies
    "In this programme, we find out what you can say when someone says sorry to you for something they've done wrong.
    As you'll hear, there are lots of short and friendly expressions that you can use to accept an apology in English.
    So there's no need to be lost for words &
    After you've listened to the programme, get some more practice by doing the activity at the bottom of the page."
    - with the script

  • Show annoyance
    "In this programme, we look at language used to express
    annoyance or anger about something...
    When you've listened to the programme, don't forget
    to practise what you've learned with the quiz..."



  • Success In Debating and Business - Text + Audio
    "After learning to be a successful debater, students can apply their critical thinking skills in the business world. They can express opinions, give reasons and support their reasons with evidence as they take part in business meetings and discussions. They also learn to understand Western culture."


  • Successful Debate for Expressing Opinions - Text + Audio
    "Many students of English engage in debate as part of their training.
    In Part Two of our Successful Debate series, we learn the kinds of debate topics that work well for English learners.
    An expert shares tips for organizing a debate in a large class and for answering arguments."


  • Fiche avec diverses expressions (anglaises avec traductions françaises) pour faire des débats en classe (.odt)
    Créée par Catherine Bluteau (Ac. Bordeaux)

  • Honest Debate Is About Understanding
    "We continue with the second part of a series about debate.
    Some of our points come from Charles LeBeau and Michael Lubetsky’s book called “Discover Debate.”
    Its aim is to help teachers understand a simpler way to teach debate."



  • Argumenter et défendre son point de vue lors d'un débat (Pauline Giroud - Alsace)

  • Asking a favour
    "If you ask a friend to do something out of kindness or generosity, you are asking a favour.
    This is quite easy to do in English, but it's complicated slightly by the fact that we tend to be very polite when we're asking favours."
    + activity


  • How to ask for the time
    "We're all, it seems, obsessed by time. It’s part of our everyday lives.
    If we know the time it can stop us from being late and missing important moments.
    We can check the time on watches, clocks and even our phones. But what if you don’t have any of these?
    What if, for example, you are at a bus stop and you need to know what time it is now? How should you ask a complete stranger?
    Find out in this programme."

    + Script + Vocabulary connected with time + Interactive quiz


  • How to ask someone out - without embarrassing yourself!
    "Don't forget to practise what you've learned with the activity..."
  • How to borrow
    "When you borrow something it’s something that someone else has and you do plan to return it to him or her."

    + Script + Interactive activity


  • Language for describing a process or giving a set of instructions
    "When you have to give a series of instructions to make or produce something there are some common, useful and simple language features you can use to sound fluent and natural. In this programme we use the example of how to cook the perfect omelette to demonstrate this."

    + script + activity to print


  • Faire un exposé en anglais
    "Après avoir été spectateur de nombreuses présentations ou conférences, et d'innombrables cours, c'est à votre tour de vous produire devant un groupe pour leur présenter un sujet qui vous intéresse. Vous devez faire un exposé.
    Oui mais voilà...
    Comment faire pour que cet exposé soit un moment intéressant et enrichissant pour tous ? Comment s'y préparer ?..."

  • Oral exposé : "Build a short oral presentation of your favourite song, film, book, poem..."
    - with a worksheet
  • Chatting someone up
    "If you chat someone up, you talk to someone you don't know and try to get them interested in you - in a romantic way!...
    You can also practise your comprehension with the activity further down ..."


  • Closing topics
    "Do you find that your English conversations end rather suddenly?
    Is there anything we can say before 'goodbye' to indicate that we would like to stop talking?
    The ability to close topics is a very useful but difficult skill. In this programme, you'll hear how native speakers close topics in two real conversations.
    After you have listened to the programme, get some more practice by doing the listening activity at the bottom of the page."





  • Expressing (listes d'expressions) :
    agreeing and disagreeing - expressing capacity - insinuating - allowing...
    (Ghislaine Wulles)
  • Expressing uncertainty
    - with an activity : interactive or to print
  • Extending a conversation
    "In this programme, we find out how to keep a conversation going and keep it lively! "

    - with the vocabulary and the script

  • How to greet people in formal contexts
    "This programme is about greetings and the language you might use if you're greeting people in quite formal contexts and/or want to sound polite.
    - with the script and an exercise



  • How to greet people (in informal contexts)
    "There are all sorts of different ways to greet people.
    In this programme, we learn some of the most popular and useful expressions for greeting friends or other people
    in relaxed situations.
    After you have listened to the programme, get some more practice with the quiz..."



  • Haggling
    "If you argue with someone in a shop or market over the price of something, we call this haggling.
    Although it isn't the custom in the UK to haggle every time we shop, it is something we do for very cheap things... or very expensive things.
    Don't forget to practise what you've learned with the listening activity..."


  • How to make a complaint
    Expressing shocked disagreement / An important request / A negative structure / Making what you say more forceful /
    Signalling that you disagree / Saying what you want someone to do

    - with the script
    and an activity : interactive OR printable


    How to Make a Complaint in English - Text + Audio + Practice
  • The language we can use to make an appointment.
    - with the script and an interactive activity
  • How to make small talk during greetings
    "In this programme, we look at some handy topics and phrases to use when you've said hello to someone, but
    want to continue the conversation. What kinds of things are suitable for small talk during greetings, beyond the
    usual 'how are you?'
    After you have listened to the programme, get some more practice with the quiz ..."

    (BBC Learning English)


  • Pointing out the positive side of a situation
    "In this programme, we find out what you can say when someone complains and you want to tell them to look on the bright side' of the situation! As you'll hear, there are several easy expressions that you can use to reply to complaints and point out the positive side of the situation.
    After you've listened to the programme, get some more practice by doing the activity..."

    - with the script


  • Language for responding to someone's bad news
    Expressing shock / Imagining how your friend feels / Broaching the subject / Lending an ear / Offering help
    - with an interactive activity

  • Saying sorry
    "In this programme we look at one important way of being polite  how to say sorry for something you've done wrong.
    As you'll hear, there are different ways of saying sorry in everyday situations, but the patterns are easy to learn and easy to use..."
    - with the script and an activity

  • Talk business
    "This course gives you useful language and phrases to improve your spoken communication skills in English in different business situations. Each section features audio, target language and a quiz - all of which are downloadable. You'll also have the opportunity to practise and test your understanding of the language."

    Telephone - Meetings - Presentations - Negotiations


  • Useful phrases in conversations - "Find the best answer." (
  • Gap-fillers
    Created by Alice Johns (Ac. Nice): "Une petite présentation animée des "gap fillers" pour améliorer les présentations orales à partir de la 5ème."


  • Speak English like a native!
    "Learn how to speak English like someone from the USA or from Yorkshire, in the north of England."

    - with the script
    + "Read an interview with Helen Mirren about how she prepared to play the Queen."
  • Useful Expressions with interactive exercises
    Basic Conversational Expressions - Conversational Strategies - Socializing - Telephoning - Shopping - Eating Out - At a Hotel
  • Preparing for an oral exam - Mind Mapping Slideshow
    "An activity for my students to help brainstorm and organize ideas and concepts during oral presentations or exams"
    (Prévu pour le lycée - à adapter pour le collège)

    (Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)



Tools :

  • 5 Funny Figures of Speech
    "Wordplay is a fertile field for study in English. Although the following forms of humor should be used sparingly if at all, writers should be familiar with them and their possibilities."

    1. Malapropism 2. Spoonerism 3. Paraprosdokian 4. Tom Swifty 5. Wellerism

  • Mindmapping for an oral exam
    The exam "consists in an oral presentation of an unknown visual document (poster, photo, cartoon, etc) or very short text about topical issues such as youth, technologies, global warming, food, immigration etc.
    I created this mindmap (using FreeMind) to help them cope with the exam which they usually find quite difficult not only for lack of vocabulary
    but also for lack of methodology."


  • LIVELY by Google : "Create an avatar and chat with your friends in rooms you design."
    - with a VIDEO





Podcasting :








  • ESL
    English Conversation Questions & Speaking Activities
    * There are currently 572 discussion topics to choose from.
    * Use for ESL lessons, speaking practice, debate clubs, lesson add-ons, and more.
    * Students can form discussion groups for independent speaking practice.
    * The speaking activities are on everyday themes and more controversial issues.
    * Each conversation lesson has ready-to-print Word and PDF downloads.
    * There are 11,440 conversation questions here - That's a lot of discussion!
    * 1,000 more lesson activities

  • BLACKOUT - Short Mobile Phone Role Plays (

  • Reader's Theater Editions
    " are free scripts for reader's theater (or readers theatre)
    adapted from stories written by Aaron Shepard
    and others - mostly humor, fantasy, and world tales from a variety of cultures.
    A full range of reading levels is included, with scripts aimed mostly at ages 8 - 15."



  • Could You Do Me a Favour?: A Role-play to practice making requests. (

  • Can I Take a Message: Telephone Role-play (

  • Movies: The students role-play a film festival. (

  • How Much Is It?: 3 Activities plus Vocabulary Support for Shopping. (
    "This unit contains an information gap, a walk-and-talk, and a role-play, as well as numerous vocabulary worksheets."

  • Class Reunion: Students Greet Old Friends and Find Out What's New in Their Lives. (

  • Going to Restaurant: Ordering Food - A Simulation Role-play (
    Customers go around from restaurant to restaurant and order food.
    The lesson includes eight menus, role-play prompts and worksheets for customers and waiters."

  • Making Plans on the Telephone: A Line-up Style Role-play (
    "Students are divided into two groups: callers and receivers. Callers will get on the phone and call the receivers.
    They will then make plans if their schedules are not too busy or perhaps the receiver will try to make an excuse.
    This is a line-up style role-play that is excellent for teaching telephone English."

  • Let's Argue!: A Young Writers' Workshop(
    "This is actually 6 hours of lessons combined into one workshop.
    The workshop is divided into three sections: Building an Argument, Weighing an Argument, and Refuting an Argument.
    Students learn to express themselves clearly and logically while examining topics such as smoking in public places, free university, and using public transportation... Dictionaries are mandatory for this lesson."

Lesson plans :

  • What's up? (.pdf) - Prise de parole en continu.
    Travail proposé par Nathalie Baudouin (Ac. Versailles)
    "Depuis de nombreuses années nous consacrons les cinq premières minutes de cours aux élèves:
    ils présentent un What’s up? sur une personne anglo-saxonne de leur choix (pour le niveau 5ème) en s’aidant d’un diaporama, musique...
    Nous le faisons de la 5ème à la 3ème. Ils adorent!
    La fiche que j’envoie est distribuée en début de 5ème, donc très simple mais au fur et à mesure que l’année avance ils doivent réinvestir les nouvelles structures, ce qui fait qu’en fin d’année scolaire certaines prises de parole sont très intéressantes, longues et riches au niveau lexical!" 
    + Fiche pour l'évaluation
  • Making plans - Séquence pour débutants (
    "La mise en oeuvre proposée reprend à peu de choses près la progression présentée sur cet article (Encourager l’expression orale en classe de langue), en utilisant des baladeurs mp3 dictaphones.

    Objectifs :

    Maîtriser quelques outils langagiers de base concernant les projets à plusieurs

    • parler de ses projets
    • s’enquérir de la disponibilité et des projets d’un interlocuteur
    • être capable de convenir de projets communs..."


INTERACTIVE activities :

    "Le but de l'activité suivante est de passer en revue un certain nombre de notions pour communiquer en anglais...
    Dans le QCM qui suit, vous êtes Michel MARTIN et vous recevez en France votre correspondant anglophone John SMITH
    pour une période de 15 jours ...
    Il peut y avoir 1, 2 ou 3 'bonnes' réponses pour chacune des 90 situations proposées.
    Pensez à prendre des notes et observez bien les commentaires qui s'affichent quand vous cliquez !"

    (Yvan Baptiste - Ac. Montpellier)
  • Description d'un document iconographique. - 80 exercices interactifs (Yvan Baptiste)
    Nature du document
    Description du document
    Les émotions des personnages
    Mes réactions
    Pour boucher les trous ...
    Fiche papier récapitulative (PDF)
  • Lesson share extras : Warmers - Fillers - Icebreakers (
    "Short activities which can be used to fill 15 minutes at the beginning, middle or end of a lesson."
  • Silly Sentence Machine (pbskids) :
    "Create a "Silly Sentence" by clicking on a picture from each column" and listen to it. (pbskids)

  • Movie Riddles: An ESL Activity to Get Students Talking About Movies ( :
    "This lesson is divided into four parts: introduction, presentation, solo work, and class activity."

Games :

  • Talking Cards (
    "Materials required:
    One or two packs of playing cards and the questions sheet.
    To get the student used to answering general questions at a level that resembles normal speech.
    To give the students conversational confidence."
  • Anglais en Segpa, Insertion et Classes Spéciales (ou autres!) : Serveur inaccessible 
    Production orale : fabriquer un jeu de cartes afin de déclencher la parole chez vos élèves.
    "Nous vous proposons un exemple de jeu en téléchargement,
    ainsi qu'une version modifiable que vous pouvez adapter et utiliser dans toutes vos classes selon les objectifs que vous vous fixez.
    Chaque jeu contient 27 cartes qui représentent des personnages différents.
    Vous trouverez des atuces et des pistes d'utilisation dans le jeu modifiable."
    (Ac. Montpellier)


Talking to Robots :



  • Language by Suzanne Vega :
    "I won't use words again
    They don't mean what I meant
    They don't say what I said
    They're just the crust of the meaning
    With realms underneath
    Never touched
    Never stirred
    Never even moved through"



  • English is cuh-ray-zee by Pete Seeger :
    "English is the most widely spoken language in the history of the planet.
    One out of every seven human beings can speak or read it.
    Half the world's books, 3/4 of the international mail are in English.
    It has the largest vocabulary, perhaps two million words,
    And a noble body of literature. But face it:
    English is cuh-ray-zee!"



Cartoons :



  • Driving (No link)


Videos :

  • Video created by Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz) about « gap-fillers », to hesitate, to conclude:


  • Successful Debaters Find Career and Life Rewards - VIDEO - 10 June 2015
    "Our series on successful debate continues with a look at the benefits of developing debate skills.
    Students learn more about Western culture and critical thinking."

  • How do you become fluent in 11 languages? + a video
    "Twenty-year-old Alex Rawlings has won a national competition to find the UK's most multi-lingual student.
    The Oxford University undergraduate can currently speak 11 languages - English, Greek, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Afrikaans, French, Hebrew, Catalan and Italian..."

  • "How to" videos 
    "Check out this series of videos and see how to say things right in very different situations.
    You can see a new video each month."

    ex : How to pay a compliment
    (British Council)

  • TRANSFORM : Teacher Training Videos - Teaching speaking
    Getting your students speaking
    Empathy, Authenticity and Respect - a good EAR.
    Teaching students to form sounds.
    Helping your students learn English rhythms
    Group work, warmers and controlled practice.
    Debates, stories and information gaps
    Effective communication...
    (British Council)

  • Do You Speak English?
    (You Tube)