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terça-feira, 21 de agosto de 2012

Minimal resources: Speaking activities - Tips

By Scott Thornbury
Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Teaching notes
Scott Thornbury gives us some great tips and ideas for building dialogue in speaking activities.
In the introduction to this series, I argued that the best classroom activities are those “that not only require no materials but can be adapted to a range of levels and circumstances, and, very importantly, are highly productive”. I gave, as an example, the “Find someone who…” format as an activity type that “scores highly in terms of achieving maximal output through minimal means”.
What other generic activity types score equally highly – especially with regard to developing speaking proficiency? Traditionally, freer speaking is often practised by means of dialogues, role plays, and discussions. In this section we look at the way dialogues can be constructed 'out of nothing':

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