Speaking Ideas Bank


Author(s) : Peter Alford
SKU: Speaking Ideas Bank
Category: Tag:


The Speaking Ideas Bank contains plans and resources for setting up and running over 40 ‘pick up and use’ speaking activities designed to build skills and competence in oral language. The books are divided into a series of fun and engaging oral language lessons that support students’ ability to think creatively and critically by developing skills and competencies in these oral language areas all of which have been successfully trialled in the classroom:

  • Improvised and Impromptu Speech
  • Formal or Conventional Speech
  • Questioning
  • Reporting and Describing
  • Directing
  • Reasoning

Each activity comes with a teacher ideas page and a series of supporting resources.

Activities across the books cover:

  • Roleplay and Dramatisation
  • Problem Solving
  • Improvisations
  • Storytelling
  • Group Discussion and Working in Pairs
  • Conversations
  • Prepared Talks
  • Arguments and Debate
  • Interviews
  • Announcements
  • Commentary
  • Viewing
  • Broadcasting
  • Instructing
  • Describing
  • Listing
  • Embellishing

“Developing spoken language in students has been a core element of my teaching over a thirty-year career in the classroom. The integration of language and thinking skills has been the focus of my research. I firmly believe that students learn best when speaking. I have written in the areas of listening, classroom management, teaching English and am a published author in the area of self-esteem.”- Peter Alford.

Additional information

Age Suitability:

, ,


Published By:

Publication Year:


You may also like…

Talk It Up


The two books in the Talk It Up programme will equip your students with the skills to write and present different styles of oral language. Choose a book option below to LOOK INSIDE:

Talk It Up! Discussion Points for Upper Primary Students


Talk It Up! provides students with speaking opportunities by presenting stimulating and thought-provoking springboards for discussion. Choose an option below to LOOK INSIDE:

Speaking in Sentences


Speaking in Sentences offers new ideas and suggestions for the standard components of any oral language programme. Its activities will help students speak in full sentences, use correct grammar and predict text in reading.

Click on Choose an Option to LOOK INSIDE:

Awesome Auditory Activities


This book is composed of over twenty detailed, varied and easy-to-use exercises designed to improve auditory memory skills.