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These are my slides from my conference sessions in Prague and Olomouc 27th and 28th May

These are my slides from my conference sessions in Prague and Olomouc 27th and 28th May

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    Conference Talk   Olomouc&Prague August 2009 Conference Talk Olomouc&Prague August 2009 Presentation Transcript

    • Sorry me not speak good English
      Shaun Wilden – August 2009
    • Turn to a person next to you - preferably someone in the row in front or behind you
      1. Introduce yourself
      2. Tell them about your summer holiday
      3. (If money was no object), where would you go on holiday? Why?
    • What are the tasks?
      Remember I said TASKS not parts 
    • Part 1: One Task
      Answer personal questions
      Part 2: Three Tasks
      Describe a picture
      Compare Two pictures
      Personalised Question
      Part 3: Tasks set by school
      Speak on your own
      Speak with the interlocutor
      Part 4: One Task
      Speak on your own
      Speak with the interlocutor (roleplay)
      http://www.novamaturita.cz/sqlcache/Anglicky_jazyk_zakladni.pdf
    • Part 1: One Task
      Answer personal questions
      Part 2: Three Tasks
      Describe a picture
      Compare Two pictures
      Personalised Question
      Part 3: Tasks set by school
      Speak on your own
      Speak with the interlocutor
      Part 4: One Task
      Speak on your own
      Speak with the interlocutor (roleplay)
      http://www.novamaturita.cz/sqlcache/Anglicky_jazyk_zakladni.pdf
    • What do students need to do in an exam?
      • be able to talk about themselves
      • show knowledge about a topic
      • express opinions on a topic
      • be able to describe and compare pictures
      • take part in a communicative task i.e. role play, agreeing on a decision
      • listen, interpret and respond
    • Which means:
      - Having to listen and answer effectively
      • Having the necessary words and / or techniques if you don’t know the word
      • Having the language to describe and compare pictures (on the left, both pictures are)
      • Knowing how to structure a monologue
      • Knowing how to take turns, show interest and negotiate
    • Personalization
      • Explicitly needed in tasks 1 and 2
      • Implicitly needed in the other tasks
      • Encourage students:
      - to listen carefully and not give a memorized answer
      - to express their opinions
      - to say what they think
      - to say how something applies to them
      - build in pairwork so all speak
      - always encourage them to say why
      - don’t ignore personalisation tasks in the coursebook
    • How does a coursebook help?
      e.g. Headway Intermediate
      Built in personalisation questions from the start of the book :
    • How does a coursebook help?
      e.g. Headway Intermediate
      Built in personalisation questions from the start of the book :
      - Do you have a social conscience?
      - Sherlock homes is probably the most famous detective in the world of English Literature, what do you know about him?
      - Work with a partner, what is your favourite day of the week, why?
      - Do you think the Earth will continue to get warmer?
    • Taken from Headway Maturita Edition
    • Dealing with pictures
      We can’t teach everything about every picture in the world but we can teach coping strategies and how to structure an answer
    • Dealing with pictures
      On the picture, in middle there is a man, he wears a hat and coat and in his mouth he have ernevim, co to je, jak se to řekneanglicky….
    • In the picture
      In or On the picture?
    • In
      the
      On the picture, in middle there is a man, he wears a hat and coat and in his mouth he have ernevim co to je, jak se to řekneAnglicky….
      X
      he wears
      Prepositions
      Present Continuous
      Dealing with the unknown
    • Having the necessary words and / or techniques if you don’t know the word
      flyswat
      It’s one of those things you… It’s used for…
      It’s long and thin…. They’re made of…
      It looks like… It’s kind of…
      It’s the stuff you… It’s got a….
      It’s something you use when….
      Page 85 Headway
    • Describe
      Compare
    • Language for comparison would include:
      Both pictures show….
      In picture 1 there is…BUT in picture 2….
    • Describe
      Compare
    • Five Activities
      Find the similarities
      Describe and draw
      Find things that remind you of, that you don’t like, like etc
      Create a back story
      The five senses
      Who, what, why, where, when, how
    • Find things that remind you of, that you don’t like, like etc
      Create a back story
      The five senses
      Who, what, why, where, when, how
    • Knowing how to structure a monologue
      My most treasured possession
      Tell your partner what your most treasured possession is
      Listen to these three talking about their possessions. What are their most treasured possessions?
    • Mothers feel close to their sons
      Father feel close to their daughters
      (Headway page 53)
      Choose three crimes that you think are the most serious. Tell the class which crimes you have chosen and why?
      (maturita solutions page 85)
    • Roleplays – Parts 3 and 4
      -listen and respond
      -initiate
      -make suggestions
      • negotiate
      • agree (or disagree)
      • show interest
      • turn take
    • Shaun’s 5 tips:
      Teach the language students need for picture (prepositions, tenses)
      When using coursebook material encourage students to give a personal view and / or relate it to something Czech.
      Encourage pairwork - it gets students used to turn taking, making eye contact, showing interest, etc
      Don’t over correct – remember most exams are not about being 100% accurate, conveying the message is what counts.
      Spend a few minutes each lesson on speaking - even if it’s the not main aim of the lesson as I have shown, it’s easy to add speaking to any lesson.
    • Thank you for listening
      shaunwilden.wordpress.com
      shaunwilden@gmail.com