Here you can find a range of short activities to use in your adult classroom with students at intermediate level. All of our activities are designed around engaging themes and relevant to adult learners of English. Written by experts from around the world, our activities are easy to use and aim to give your students the skills and confidence they need to enjoy learning English.

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Returning goods to a shop

This activity provides short listening practice based around a conversation between a customer and sales person. The conversation is to return a pair of boots. 

Rants and Raves - Reality TV

This activity provides short listening practice based around a monologue regarding reality TV in the UK. The monologue provides observations of reality TV. 

Rants and Raves - Queuing

This activity provides short listening practice based around a monologue regarding queuing etiquette in the UK. The monologue provides observations of queuing. 

Rants and Raves - Please and thank you

This activity provides short listening practice based on a monologue with imaginary conversation. The monologue relays information about the speaker’s thoughts on using ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. 

Planning an excursion

This activity provides short listening practice based around a conversation between a customer and sales person. The conversation is to enquire about excursions. 

Rants and Raves - Mobile Phones

 This activity provides short listening practice based around a monologue about mobile phones. The monologue relays how the speaker feels about mobile phones in society, particularly on trains.

Hotel Booking

This activity provides short listening practice based around a phone call to a hotel to enquire about reservations.  

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