ESL 914, Reading/Listening-Speaking IV: The new text, Academic Connections 4, has excellent reading, listening and writing activities. In my opinion, it needs additional speaking activities, at least for my evening students. Therefore,some of the materials I selected build fluency in academic speaking. Toward this end, I have attached activities that I modified from Zero Preparation, Ready-to-Go Activities for the Language Classroom by Laurel Pollard and Natalie Hess, who postulate that when teachers do less, students learn more! These activities include a Pop Discussion, Speed Talk. To facilitate effective use of such activities, I gave the students materials on group roles. As a change of pace, I am linking to an activity I developed to push the students to read academic material at the college level from CasePlace.org.