2B: A Menu of Speaking Activities
Speaking Activities for Conversation Partners
Here you will find a variety of different speaking activities you may use during your conversation sessions. They are divided according to different communicative skills.
Each activity can be used with one person or with more than one person. For those activities that are dialogues, the conversation partner will need to act out the role-play and dialogue with the other person in the session. When doing so, make sure that the roles in the dialogue are switched so that the student has the opportunity to practice both roles. This is to ensure that the person in the conversation session learning the language has the opportunity to practice a variety of different identities as well as both formal and informal registers.