Developing speaking skills in the y ls classroom ppt

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Developing speaking skills in the y ls classroom ppt

  1. 1. Developing Speaking Skills in the YLs Classroom Building up teaching school materials Cecilia Maller A.
  2. 2. What is “Speaking Skill”? <ul><li>Speaking and the art of communications is a productive skill. </li></ul><ul><li>Good speaking skills is the act of generating words that can be understood by listeners. A good speaker is clear and informative. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Examples of SSs activities: <ul><li>Speaking Skills - Asking Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Many post beginner to lower intermediate students are quite capable of expressing their ideas reasonably well. However, they often run into problems when asking questions. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>This is due to a number of causes: i.e., teachers are the ones that usually ask questions, the inversion of the auxiliary verb and subject can be especially tricky for many students.. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>This simple example focuses specifically on the question form and helping students gain skill while switching tenses in the question form </li></ul>
  6. 6. Aim: Improving speaking confidence when using question forms <ul><li>Activity: Intensive auxiliary review followed by student gap question exercises. </li></ul><ul><li>Level: Lower-intermediate </li></ul>
  7. 7. Outline: <ul><li>Focus on auxiliary verb usage by making a number of statements in tenses the students are familiar with. Ask students to identify the auxiliary verb in each case. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Ask a student or students to explain the underlying scheme of the object question form (i.e., ? word Auxiliary Subject Verb). Have students give a number of examples in different tenses. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Split students up into pairs. Distribute worksheet and ask students to ask an appropriate questions for the given answer taking turns. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up check of questions either by circulating through the student pairs or as a group. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Asking Questions Exercise 1: Ask an appropriate question for the response </li></ul><ul><li>A steak, please. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, I stayed at home and watched tv. </li></ul><ul><li>She is reading a book at the moment. </li></ul><ul><li>We are going to visit France. </li></ul><ul><li>I usually get up at 7 o'clock. </li></ul><ul><li>No, he is single. </li></ul><ul><li>For about 2 years. </li></ul><ul><li>I was washing up when he arrived. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Now… <ul><li>Continue with some other examples of activities to develop/improve the speaking skills. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Ask students to each take the second exercise (one for Student A the other for Student B) and complete the gaps by asking their partner for the missing information. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Answer these questions PLEASE try to use your own words <ul><li>1. What do teaching kids imply? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Why do we need to vary our approaches? </li></ul><ul><li>3.Why do they say little kids are like “sponges”? </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>4. Why do they say correct pronunciation is so important? </li></ul><ul><li>5. How can a teacher achieve maximum results in teaching? </li></ul><ul><li>6.Which are mixed activities? </li></ul><ul><li>7. What do we get if we emphasise oral activities? </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>8. Why is choral repetition fun for kids? </li></ul><ul><li>9. What happens to kids at an early stage in relation to English? </li></ul><ul><li>10. What can we do with students in the so called “silent phase”? </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Now read the article and create questions to share with the class in……..minutes. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Post reading: <ul><li>Go to intranet and find Booklet called: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Developing speaking skills and others” and read pages: 7 to 12 for next class. </li></ul>

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