- Draw 6 dice on the board underneath each other, showing the numbers 1 to 6. To the left of each die, write a task for each one eg 1= 2 minutes, 2=1 minute, 3=ask the question, 4= 2 minutes, 5= 1 minute, 6= 1 minute. To the right of the die write six different questions. To adapt to you students’ level you can write complete questions, scrambled questions or just key words.
- Put students into pairs / small teams and instruct them to throw their die twice. The first roll is to pick a task eg speak for one minute or ask the question to your partner. The second roll is to pick their question / topic.
- Tell your students to move onto a different question if they keep throwing the same number. Monitor and give students feedback on whatever your aim is: fluency, accurate pronunciation, grammatical accuracy, the use of fillers, etc.
- You can use this as a topic-based activity or adapt it to work on grammar. For example, you could focus on a particular grammar point by making sure all of the questions trigger the use of the present perfect or past simple.
This activity was first published by Macmillan UK, Speaking activities for Secondary.