MACMILLAN Inside Out Teacher Training Making Things Better for You! Patrick Hafenstein Canton September 2011
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MACMILLAN Agenda Making Things Better for You!
Improving Speaking through Anecdotes
Introduction to Integrated Skills
A Walkthrough of an Integrated Skills Lesson
Extra Games and Activities
MACMILLAN Speaking Making Things Better for You! What makes a good speaker?
MACMILLAN Fluency Making Things Better for You! What is fluency? Speaking at a steady constant speed. Avoiding repetition, too much self-correcting & pauses/hesitations. Developing your opinions/giving extended answers. Organising & linking ideas logically.
MACMILLAN Vocabulary Making Things Better for You! What kind of vocabulary should students use?
The view is good
The view is breathtaking
The police got the bad guy for killing
The authorities apprehended the criminal for murder
Less common expressions
She didn’t come
She didn’t show up
piece of cake
Correct word forms & collocations
MACMILLAN Grammar Making Things Better for You! What kind of grammar should students use? Use a wide range of both simple & complex structures & use them flexibly. Focus on accuracy without losing fluency.
MACMILLAN Pronunciation Making Things Better for You! How can I sound like a native speaker? Speak clearly and reduce your accent. Use contractions Use weakened forms Use sound links Use the correct word and sentence stress Use rhythm and intonation
MACMILLAN Making Things Better for You! I know what fluency, good grammar and vocab and clear pron is BUT…how do I get my students to do this???
MACMILLAN Anecdotes Making Things Better for You! What is an anecdote? Anecdotes are tasks that prepare students for extended speaking and cover topics that all students will be able to relate to through personal experience. Students are first given a model and a series of questions to get them thinking about the topic. They are then given the opportunity to talk at length about the topic with a partner. At a later date the same anecdote is repeated normally with noticeable improvements in the level and fluency of the language used.
MACMILLAN 5 Steps for SuccessfulAnecdotes Making Things Better for You! B. Repeat Anecdote Step 1 A. Monitor and Give Feedback Step 2 C. Provide Sample Answer Step 3 D. Choose Global Topics Step 4 E. Allow for enough preparation time Step 5
MACMILLAN Sample Anecdote Making Things Better for You! Tell me about your friend
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MACMILLAN Academic English Exam Sample Making Things Better for You!
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MACMILLAN Business English Exam Sample Making Things Better for You!
MACMILLAN What are the Benefits of Integrated Skills? Making Things Better for You! Reflects real life situations Brings variety to the classroom Reflects current testing theory such as TOEFL iBT Brings a faster pace to the lesson Brings a more balanced approach to the 4 skills
MACMILLAN How does an integrated skillslesson work? Making Things Better for You! Language Development Review/Test Provide Input Provide Output Opportunities Check Comprehension Warm up Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
MACMILLAN Warm Up Making Things Better for You! Using Pictures Out of Focus (Keyhole) Memory Twisted fingers
MACMILLAN Provide Input ➨ Check Comprehension ➨ Output Making Things Better for You!
MACMILLAN Language Development Making Things Better for You! Vocabulary Games Paper Bash Change seats Rythym Words Pictionary Back to Board
MACMILLAN Review/Test Making Things Better for You!
MACMILLAN Do you want more games and activities? Making Things Better for You! Integrated Skills Activities Running Dictation Split Drawing Collaborative Writing
1. We’ve packed our suitcases, Mom. 2. I’ve taken mine downstairs! 3. And I’ve put on my best dress. Look! 4. Have you paid the bill, dear? 5. Yes, I have. Here’s the receipt. 6. Have we remembered everything? 7. Right, let’s go!
MACMILLAN Split Drawing Making Things Better for You!
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