I have used speed-chat several times and I consider it one of the best ways to maximize speaking time in the classroom.
Listening skills are not passive! This teacher uses a sentence scramble and a true or false worksheet to encourage active listening of a teacher-made recording.
Classroom Games for Teaching English: How to Implement the Charades Game
A board race, as demonstrated here, will re-energize your class.
Two Great Videos to learn How to Play Chinese Whispers in the English Classroom