Posted by: a2cristina | November 20, 2018

English – Speaking activity



  1. Below is a list of difficulties that some people encounter when they reach an advanced level in English. Which of them apply to you?


  • Feeling that you are not learning fast enough.
  • Boredom with being in a classroom.
  • Coping with large amounts of vocabulary.
  • Frustration; you’ll never be as good as you want to be.
  • Too many exams.
  • Not getting sufficient opportunity to speak English.
  • Still making elementary mistakes.
  • Not being able to understand English / American people in films.


  1. How long do you think it takes to reach an advanced level?


  1. How necessary is it for you to learn English to such a standard?


  1. In what situations will you use English in the future?


  1. Which aspects of your English would you particularly like to improve? Which ones do you think are the most difficult?


  1. Number the following in order of priority:


  • Vocabulary
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Pronunciation
  1. Which of the following tasks do you do or have you done? Do you think doing any of them would be useful to improve your English?


  • Listen to some of the listening activities from earlier in the course and see how much you can understand. Use short sections as a dictation exercise and check your version against the tapescript.
  • Write an example of each of the tenses that are used to talk about the present, the past or future and check you know how to use them.
  • Buy some of your favourite books in English. Listen to English songs that you like.
  • Try to get access to films and TV programmes in English.
  • Read for fun. Buy an English magazine or newspaper that has a text that you are interested in and read it for enjoyment.
  • Translate some of the texts from your textbook into Spanish and then turn them into English again. Check that you’ve got them right.
  • Others



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