Group Speaking Activity for Adult ESL

Rike Neville
Grade Levels
11th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Great activity for the end of the year or back to school as an engaging class pick-me-up or as an emergency sub activity!

***NOTE*** Please consider carefully before using this. I created this years before the pandemic. The nature of the disaster is up to you, but with what all is going on now, this might freak out some students.

  • Option 1: In this communication activity, students will work together in pairs or small groups to determine which people are worth saving and why. Time is running out. Who will they select and why?

  • Option 2: In this communication activity, students will either be a person applying for a spot on the space shuttle or be part of the hearing committee that chooses who lives and who dies. Time is running out. Who will they select and why?

Whether you teach adult ESL or secondary students, they're going to love this activity. Get them talking, arguing, debating. Get them thinking and justifying. Get them engaged!

Included in this resource:

  • Teacher's page for option I of the activity
  • Teacher's page for option 2 of the activity
  • Person cards (used in either activity)
  • Summary sheet (useful for teacher and used with Option 2)
  • SURPRISE! The twist that will throw them for a loop. There are two choices:
    in one, it turns out that the police officer used to be a woman. If this isn't a topic that can be handled by your group, in the second page he instead has cancer.

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❤️ I greatly appreciate and treasure your feedback as it helps me determine which resources are the most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you. ❤️


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