O ral English Activities
Just say it!


Although Chinese bookshops have lots of material related to oral English, very little of it is based on the principles of communicative language teaching which this website endorses. Therefore, the best time to go shopping for books is before you leave your country.

I have found the following books to be useful.

Discussions That Work (by Penny Ur)

(Cambridge University Press, 1981). The definition of "discussion" used by this book encompasses everything from guessing games to logic problems. It begins by covering the theory behind what makes a speaking activity successful, and then goes on to give a large number of practical examples, most of which are feasible in a chinese classroom.

Keep Talking (by Friederike Klippel)

(Cambridge University Press, 1984). This book contains more than a hundred speaking activities. However, several activities seem to be designed for relatively small classes (although it might be possible to adapt some of them for larger classes).

What Do You Think of This Advice? (by Barbara Nesbitt)

(Dominie Press Inc., 1992). This is a workbook containing speaking and writing tasks based on letters to a magazine advice column. I have used some of the letters as a basis for discussion in my classes. Note that the content of the letters seems to be aimed at teenagers.

as for your good supply,
i pleased to improve my spoken english
zhangfei []
13.06.2004 , 21:15

I want to imprve my oralenglish
yandy []
05.07.2004 , 15:30

how to improve???can u tell me???
mary []
28.07.2004 , 14:58

how to improve it??? can u tell me
mary [] [homepage]
28.07.2004 , 15:06

could you tell me where I can get e-books about oral english?
charles.hill []
16.09.2004 , 17:31

Are u Conducting Spoken English classes through Websites??? If Yes, please tell me u'r Web Address!!!
Thank you!
Jayasudhrshini []
03.11.2004 , 18:38

i want to improve my oral english
allysa []
11.11.2004 , 14:33

every friends here, who can give me some advise of learning oral english? I do not know why when i talk to a foreigner, i have many things in my mind, but i can not say it out. Who can give me a hand, please write me email. Thanks in advance!
allysa []
11.11.2004 , 14:36

how i can get the oral english by net resource? just about the electronics business .
angela []
05.07.2005 , 17:33

how can i look for something about the oral english on line?
sunny []
13.09.2005 , 09:20

I want to improve my oral english!But I don't know how to!I need all you help!
Best wishes!
jiangxiang.deng [] [homepage]
12.10.2005 , 15:40

I want to speak english fluently.But I can't.Please help me.
Ali Noor []
28.01.2006 , 22:58