Freer speaking activities

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How to set up freer speaking activities to practise English and tips on making them successful.

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  • 1. Freer speaking activities
  • 2. ‘Grammar for Language Teachers’ course
  • 3. ContentsWhat are freer speaking activities? Why have freer speaking activities? What makes them successful? What problems can arise?
  • 4. Accuracy Fluency Controlled Freer practice practice
  • 5. Why have freer speakingactivities?
  • 6. Isn’t this just conversation practice?
  • 7. Language Language Speaking input input
  • 8. Language Language Speaking input input
  • 9. PPPLanguage Speaking input Presentation Practice Production
  • 10. Task Based LearningDogme Speaking Language input
  • 11. Language Language Speaking input input
  • 12. What makes themsuccessful?
  • 13. Exampleactivity 1
  • 14. A good friend• Name• How I know her• Job/family etc• Why I like her 1. Think about a friend of yours 2. Tell your partner about them 3. Your partner must ask you two questions afterwards
  • 15. Language Language Speaking input input Adjectives of personality Describing people
  • 16. Exampleactivity 2
  • 17. Teenagers Is there any chance of –ing Would you mind if I –ed I’d be really careful…Parents I dont think that’s a great idea. I’d like to but…. If you borrowed it, you’d probably….
  • 18. Parents
  • 19. Error CorrectionIf you would borrow thecar, you would crash!Please let me to borrow it!You will accident.
  • 20. Language Language Speaking input input
  • 21. What makes themsuccessful?
  • 22. An interesting topicNote: Cultural sensitivity
  • 23. Personalisation
  • 24. Warm up ModelTime for preparation
  • 25. Purpose Structure A bit of conflict canStructure help! Level
  • 26. Relaxed atmosphere Even participation Appropriate level
  • 27. How would you set this up?ProblemsYou want to give up smokingYour child is being bullied at schoolYou have a really bad headacheYou’ve lost your job.Your girl/ boyfriend has left you.Your life is boring.
  • 28. What problems can arise?
  • 29. Learners are unable to express themselves.Learners feel inhibitedLearners have nothing to say.Learners are unclear about what to do.Some learners are silent, others do all the talking.Learners use their mother tongue.Learners make lots of mistakes with the language.
  • 30. Learners are unable to express themselves.Learners feel inhibitedLearners have nothing to say.Learners are unclear about what to do.Some learners are silent, others do all the talking.Learners use their mother tongue.Learners make lots of mistakes with the language.
  • 31. Learners are unable to express themselves.Learners feel inhibitedLearners have nothing to say.Learners are unclear about what to do.Some learners are silent, others do all the talking.Learners use their mother tongue.Learners make lots of mistakes with the language.
  • 32. Learners are unable to express themselves.Learners feel inhibitedLearners have nothing to say.Learners are unclear about what to do.Some learners are silent, others do all the talking.Learners use their mother tongue.Learners make lots of mistakes with the language.
  • 33. Learners are unable to express themselves.Learners feel inhibitedLearners have nothing to say.Learners are unclear about what to do.Some learners are silent, others do all the talking.Learners use their mother tongue.Learners make lots of mistakes with the language.
  • 34. Learners are unable to express themselves.Learners feel inhibitedLearners have nothing to say.Learners are unclear about what to do.Some learners are silent, others do all the talking.Learners use their mother tongue.Learners make lots of mistakes with the language.