Free Speaking Activities in English

Teachers and students can use any of these free speaking activities in English:

Free Speaking activities in English ideas for teachers, students and learners of English like describing a photo, guessing a photos, debating, role play, guessing who, interviewing someone and describing someone and more.

A – Describing a photo:

  • The students or learners can take a look at a photo for a minute then describe the photo for a minute or two.
  • Students can work alone, groups or in pairs.
  • You can choose any photo you like or pick a photo from the ones below.
  • Teachers can create their own photos to suit their speaking activities exercises and culture.
  • Below there are many photos to choose from to get the students to speak.
  • You can print or download any of these free speaking activities in English.
  •  Use it for your speaking activities in the classroom or at home an its free.
  • Speaking activities with photos is one of the best methods to encourage and motivate students to speak in English with fun.
  • Just click on the photo below to download or print.

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B- Guess the photo

  • Students or learners can play “guess the photo”
  • Few pictures (thumbnail size) can be put together on a sheet of paper.
  • For example nine thumbnails on one sheet.
  • Your choice of how many small pictures you want to put.
  • One student can pick a large photo out of the nine and describe it to the students.
  • The students can guess which picture the student is talking about.
  • This is a fun speaking activity and the students really like it.

C – Interview

  • Students can interview someone in the classroom
  • They can talk about their likes and dislikes
  • Daily routine
  • Hobbies
  • Summer vacation
  • His or her family.


D – Describing someone

  • Choose a famous person, a friend, or a family member.
  • Talk about him or her
  • Height
  • Looks
  • Occupation
  • What has he or she done in his life or still do?

E – Debate

  • Find some hot topics the students like to talk about like movies, sports, etc
  • Have the students debate in front of the class to get the audience involved.
  • let them speak freely with out interruptions unless necessary.

F- Presentations

  • Students make a presentations about anything they like with photos.
  • Make power-point or on the board and talk to the whole class.
  • Make a lesson and teach it to the class.
  • Play a game on the board.

It is recommended when students do these speaking activities on their own to record their own voice to check the accent, intonations, fluency, pronunciations, etc.

The more you practice speaking in English the better you become.
Do not be afraid to make mistakes just try to speak freely.

These free speaking activities in English can be used in class or at home independently by any English learner.