Delta Publishing Catalogue

Speaking Games

Photocopiable activities to make language learning fun


Author: Jason Anderson

ISBN: 9783125017269

Level:B1-C1

Speaking Games is a photocopiable resource book of 50 speaking games for teachers of English to use in class with both adult and teenage learners. It provides original, effective and enjoyable activities that focus on developing the learners’ ability to use language confidently in real-world situations. It includes a wide variety of activities which get learners speaking on topics of interest while injecting energy, fun and motivation into a class.

Each game:

  • is easy to print, use and recycle
  • is presented in a double-page spread of instructions and resources
  • includes a ‘Rules of the Game’ handout, to be used as an authentic reading opportunity

Speaking Games is divided into four sections:

  • Board Games – photocopiable boards for games such as Snakes and Ladders or Scrabble
  • Card Games – photocopiable cards that are cut up and used either as questions or prompts
  • Secrets and Lies – activities that involve either guessing secret information or guessing whether a speaker is being honest or not
  • Quizzes, Puzzles and Challenges – including well-known quiz show formats, such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, problem solving puzzles, brainteasers and activities that challenge learners to use language accurately while speaking fluently

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Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson is a teacher, teacher educator, educational consultant, and multiple award-winning author of books for language teachers.

He has taught languages, trained teachers, and developed materials to support teachers in primary, secondary and adult education for over 20 years. He has taught English in 8 different countries in Europe, Africa and Asia, and his work as a consultant has taken him to over 20 countries, including projects for UNICEF, the British Council, the Commonwealth of Learning and VSO.

He is twice winner of British Council Elton Awards (2016, 2017) both for his writing and his research, and is also winner of the King’s College London Hans Prize in Education and the Trinity College London Chairperson’s Award.

Jason Anderson’s materials for Delta Publishing include photocopiable resource books, suitable for use in adult and teen ELT classrooms, as well as resource books for teachers, such as the Trinity CertTESOL Companion.

His research interests include pre-service and in-service teacher education, multilingualism in language teaching, and issues of appropriacy of methodology and social context. As well as his work for Delta Publishing, Jason has developed a wide range of free resources for teachers and teacher trainers, available from his website