Talking Point

Talking Point Worksheets

A range of discussion-based worksheets by Liz Regan - all available for free download. Each worksheet is accompanied by handy Teacher's Notes with answers. You can use these worksheets in conjunction with the EnglishClub.com Talking Point Discussion and Talking Point Homework forums, which your students can find easily from the Talking Point icon on the EnglishClub.com home page.

TP Worksheet: Flower Power

An unusual lesson on a global topic which gives students the chance to develop their fluency skills. Students discuss questions such as “Can you think of any edible flowers? Are flowers often used in dishes in your country?” and “What is the difference between (more…)

TP Worksheet: Mines

An interesting lesson topic which provides students with the opportunity to explore the various meanings of the word “mine”. Students meet words and phrases such as “a goldmine”, “a mine of information”, “miner” and “landmine” in a gap-fill exercise before moving on to discuss questions such as (more…)

TP Worksheet: Up in Arms?

A lesson based on the topic of the army. Students discuss questions such as “What qualities does a good soldier need?” and “Is it a good idea to use soldiers in a peace-keeping role?” A gap-fill activity introduces students to related phrases like “to soldier on” and “to hold the fort”. Finally, students practise the new phrases in a discussion activity which (more…)

TP Worksheet: Floods

A lesson on the recurrent global theme of floods. First the students deal with the pronunciation of ‘oo’ in words such as ‘look’, ‘food, and ‘flood’. Students then build their vocabulary through a gap-fill exercise including words and phrases like ‘to burst into floods of tears’ and ‘waterlogged’. Students then have the opportunity to practise the new (more…)

TP Worksheet: Jabbering about Jabs!

A lesson on the little-covered global topic of “Jabs” and associated words and phrases (e.g vaccination). Students discuss questions such as “Do you know anyone who is scared of needles?” in a fluency activity before moving on to discover expressions and idioms connected with the topic. For example, “to inoculate” and (more…)

TP Worksheet: Oil

A lesson on Oil and associated words and phrases (e.g oil spill). Students discuss questions such as “What can be done to discourage people from relying so much on fossil fuels like petroleum?” in a fluency activity before moving on to discover expressions and idioms connected with the words “oil” and “grease”. For example, “to burn the midnight oil” and (more…)

TP Worksheet: On Balance!

A lesson on the unusual, but universal, subject of balance. Students discuss questions such as “Do you think children have a better sense of balance than adults?” in a fluency activity before moving on to discover expressions and idioms connected with the word “balance”. For example, “bank balance”. Practice of these phrases is provided in (more…)

TP Worksheet: Flags

A lesson on the little-covered topic of “Flags” and associated words and phrases (e.g banner). Students discuss questions such as “What do the colours in your national flag represent?” in a fluency activity before moving on to discover expressions and (more…)

TP Worksheet: This is Blinding!

A lesson on Blindness which is “blinding”! Students discuss questions such as “Can you think of any famous people who are/were blind?” in a fluency activity before moving on to discover expressions and idioms connected with the word “blind”. For example, “as blind as a bat” and (more…)

TP Worksheet: The Eyes Have It!

Get your students talking about eyesight in general and their own eyes in particular with discussion questions such as, “Whose eyes have you got – your mother’s or your father’s?” and (more…)

TP Worksheet: What a Relief?

An up-to-date lesson about relief efforts in disaster zones. Students are introduced to useful topic-related phrases such as “trapped under rubble”. They discuss questions such as “What difficulties are there in organising an international relief effort in a disaster area?” and (more…)

TP Worksheet: Pack it in!

A topical lesson on the subject of packaging. Students discuss questions such as “How could people be encouraged to recycle more packaging?” before moving on to a gap-fill exercise which enables them to practise (more…)

TP Worksheet: Food, Glorious Food!

This lesson discusses various aspects of food and the lack of it. Students discuss questions such as “What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying food in street markets instead of supermarkets?” They then discuss some (more…)

TP Worksheet: Too Hot to Handle

A lesson dealing with the subject of controversial discussion topics in the classroom. Students discuss questions such as ‘How acceptable is it in your culture to express your opinion in public?’ before moving on to decide which topics might be considered controversial in (more…)

TP Worksheet: Phobias

An unusual but stimulating topic of conversation – everyone will have something to say about this. Students match the phobias with their definitions before revising the difference between adjectives such as “frightened/frightening” (more…)

TP Worksheet: Poverty

A truly global topic for discussion – students will have a lot to say about this. Fluency is practised in Activity 1 with stimulating questions. Vocabulary is expanded in a gap-fill exercise and students’ general knowledge is (more…)

TP Worksheet: Wealth

A topic close to everyone’s heart! Students practise their fluency in Activity 1 with personalized questions about being rich before (more…)

TP Worksheet: Education

A lesson to get everyone talking! Students practise their past tenses in Activity 1, reminiscing about their school-days, before (more…)

TP Worksheet: Adoption

A stimulating conversation lesson on a controversial topic. Words built from the base word “adopt” are practised in a gap-fill exercise and (more…)

TP Worksheet: Recession

A lesson that will definitely get your students talking! First, the difference between “economic” and “economical” is clarified and practised. Then (more…)