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  1. 1. Macmillan Teacher Training 2011 Patrick Hafenstein<br /> Take a seat and let us show you… How to Get High arks in YLE<br />
  2. 2. MACMILLAN<br />What do you thinkof exams for kids?<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  3. 3. MACMILLAN<br />About YLE<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />The objectives of the YLE test are:<br />sample relevant and meaningful language use <br />measure accurately and fairly <br />present a positive first impression of international tests <br />promote effective learning and teaching <br />encourage future learning and teaching <br />
  4. 4. MACMILLAN<br />Listening Intro<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  5. 5. MACMILLAN<br />Reading &Writing Intro<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  6. 6. MACMILLAN<br />Speaking Intro<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  7. 7. MACMILLAN<br />Assessment Criteria<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  8. 8. How can I sound like a native speaker?<br />MACMILLAN<br />Speak clearly and reduce your accent.<br />Use contractions<br />Use weakened forms<br />Use sound links<br />Use the correct word and sentence stress<br />Use rhythm and intonation<br />Tip<br />Speak confidently. Do not be shy for 11-14 minutes.<br />industry<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  9. 9. MACMILLAN<br />Speaking Practice<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  10. 10. How about grammar?<br />MACMILLAN<br />Use a wide range of both simple & complex structures & use them flexibly.<br />Focus on accuracy without losing fluency.<br />Tip<br />Be communicative<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  11. 11. MACMILLAN<br />Speaking Practice<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  12. 12. What vocabulary should I use?<br />MACMILLAN<br />Sophisticated vocabulary<br />The view is good <br />The view is breathtaking<br />Specialised terminology<br />The police got the bad guy for killing <br />The authorities apprehended the criminal for murder<br />Less common expressions<br />She didn’t come <br />She didn’t show up<br />Idioms<br />Easy <br />piece of cake <br />Difficult/Challenging <br />tall order<br />Correct word forms & collocations<br />Tip<br />If you don’t know how to say a word, then paraphrase.<br />Tip<br />Do not use mime or gesture to convey meaning<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  13. 13. What is Fluency?<br />MACMILLAN<br />Speaking at a steady constant speed.<br />Avoiding repetition, too much self-correcting & pauses/hesitations.<br />Developing your opinions/giving extended answers.<br />Organising & linking ideas logically.<br />Tip<br />Try to strike a balance between fluency & accuracy.<br />Tip<br />Saying something is better than nothing. It’s an English Test not an IQ test!<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  14. 14. MACMILLAN<br />Speaking Practice<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  15. 15. Improving Speaking<br />MACMILLAN<br />Discussion Groups<br />Record Yourself<br />Repetition<br />Read<br />Listen<br />Paraphrase<br />Use it or Lose it.<br />Get a Teacher…<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />
  16. 16. MACMILLAN<br />Any Questions?<br />Making Things Better for You!<br />Fully integrated print and digital course<br /> Email: patrickhafenstein@macmillan.com.tw Receive PowerPoint: www.macmillan.com.tw Catalogue: www.macmillanenglish.com Training Videos: www.youtube.com/user/macmillanELT Resources: www.onestopenglish.com E-learning: www.macmillanenglishcampus.com Social Networking: www.facebook.com – Macmillan Education Taiwan Free Dictionary: www.macmillandictionary.com<br />

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