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17 fun impromptu speech activities

Impromptu speaking competence without stress

17 fun, effective, and easily taught, impromptu speech activities to ease the way into impromptu speaking, one step, one word, at a time!


  • the hilarious, raucous and super effective speed speaking group game where participants make numerous one minute speeches one after another,
  • four variations on one minute speeches,
  • expert interviews,
  • connect the dots (which you can see in the preview pdf below),
  • plus ten more!  
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 They're popular, versatile & effective activities

You'll find the activities invaluable and popular additions to  speech and debate, or high school level ELA classes. 

From experience I know they're equally good with adults in a work place or community group. (These are tested and proven activities!)

Some require longer to run than others. These you can use as the core of a lesson. Others you make great fillers when you have a spare couple of minutes. 

In short, they're versatile, contagiously good fun and they work! 

Additionally, they're evergreen. You'll use them, and the resource files they come with, over and over again.

Kadisha Currie - Speech-Language Pathologist, NY

Speech Language Pathologist Kadisha Currie from New York says: 

I tried the “one-minute speech” and “speed speaking” activities with my students and they were a huge hit. 

My shy students got a lot practice speaking in a fun, stress-free environment with their peers. 

My gregarious ones learned to speak in a timely fashion and practiced turn taking. 

I look forward to trying the other activities in the next school year. This is an excellent resource! 

What's in this ebook?

There is:

  • 17 impromptu speech activities (plus multiple variations and extensions) with full instructions,
  • 26 printable topic, image, outline and feedback sheets 
  • and, guidelines covering the physical space needed, optimum group size, timing, demonstrating the activities, setting student guidelines, conducting positive and valuable feedback sessions, selecting, and evaluating an activity.

In all there are 27 hyperlinked pdfs. That's one main PDF and 26 printable resource files.

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The ebook fully interlinked for ease of use

To make it easy to use the ebook is extensively cross-linked and the activities are classified by:

  • focus point: 15 of them; including developing awareness of vocabulary, topic, fluency, audience, listening skills, eye contact, body language, credibility, structure, and transitions
  • skill level: beginner, experienced, or both, making it easy to choose an activity.

Paul Andreas, Certified Speaking Coach, London

Paul Andreas, Certified Speaking Coach, London, UK says: 

17 Fun, Effective, Impromptu Speech activities is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn how to teach impromptu speaking.

The book lists many suggestions for impromptu topics and several methods for answering them, such as the Point, Reason, Example (PREP) method and Past, Present, Future. There is also a template for each of them, making it easy for students to structure their answers.

A method of giving good feedback to students is explained, in order to build up the students' confidence and to show them areas for improvement.

Lastly, there are many suggestions for group activities, which make learning fun and take the fear out of public speaking.

I teach impromptu speaking to the students that I coach online and this book will be very useful for me.

Paul Andreas
Certified Speaking Coach

Ready to show them speaking up can be fun?

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For US based teachers

These activities belong to the English Language Arts (ELA) Literacy strand and meet the Common Core Standards (CCSS) Speaking & Listening criteria listed below. (To find out more click the grade link you want. It will take you to the page on the Common Core State Standards website, that will give you more information.)

Grade 6 


Grade 7


Grade 8


Grade 9-10


Grades 11 & 12


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If you find this ebook is not what you need, or what you thought it was, email me within 30 days of buying it and I'll refund your full purchase price.

Or if you run into problems with the download process contact me via my product support page. I'll sort it out for you as fast as possible.

Please note before you buy: this ebook is NOT available in hard copy.

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You are buying an instantly available downloadable ebook (pdf) and 26 resource files (pdfs).

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Click the link and download the ebook pdf file to your computer. When you open it and click on the resource file links within it, you'll gain access to the 26 supporting pdfs.

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