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FLA tips 2014

  1. 1. PRODUCING LISTENING MATERIALS FOR KS4 & 5 WORKSHOP Using flipcams Audacity Phones & tablets In order to create resources for pupils and stimulate speaking JON MEIER
  2. 2. Musical pass the questions bag 3 minutes – think about your experience with GCSE and A-Level pupils so far What are the main areas of difficulty that English pupils encounter when trying to speak the language? What would they find difficult when listening to the language?
  3. 3. Wheeldecide.com Make a selector wheel Pupil name selector Topic selector Word selector Put word in a sentence Put word into a different tense Or play for fun: What should we eat tonight? Which drink? Which film? Which take-away? Where should we go on holiday?
  4. 4. Fakebook You could do a page for A famous person Historical figure Sportsman footballer A town A region A brand – e.g. Peugeot Renault Audi Lamborghini Camembert You can find this on: La Croix Rouge MSF www.classtools.net
  5. 5. Fake Tweet You could do a tweet for A famous person Historical figure Sportsman footballer A town A region A brand – e.g. Peugeot Renault Audi Lamborghini Camembert You can find this on: La Croix Rouge MSF www.classtools.net
  6. 6. Audioboo Audiopal Vokaroo Quick record audio message creator Audioboo Example
  7. 7. AVOCADO Adjectives (+ qualifiers & intensifiers) Verbs (Variety, tenses) Opinions & Justification Connectives(conjunctions) Adverbs (time expressions, frequency & sequencing) Descriptions(adj endings/ agreement, SACLAD -size, appearance, character, likes, Originality & Interest activities, dislikes)
  8. 8. 6Ws • • • • • • Who (with whom) What Where When Why What is it like / what was it like/ how was it?
  9. 9. travel, transport, travel, transport, holidays, weather, local holidays, weather, local customs, abroad vs UK, customs, abroad vs UK, school trips school trips accommodation accommodation house, home, daily house, home, daily routine, bedroom, routine, bedroom, helping at home helping at home family and pets family and pets GCSE Topic Areas GCSE Topic Areas famous people famous people ––my hero my hero Specific vocabulary Specific vocabulary transferable grammar and phrases transferable grammar and phrases ++visual support visual support school, education, school, education, part time jobs, future part time jobs, future training and jobs training and jobs leisure: sports, leisure: sports, healthy lifestyles, healthy lifestyles, fitness, food and drink fitness, food and drink town, local area, town, local area, environment, environment, shops & shops & shopping, shopping, pocket money pocket money leisure & hobbies (non leisure & hobbies (non sport): media sport): media interests: music, interests: music, gaming, reading, film, gaming, reading, film, TV, cinema, mobile TV, cinema, mobile phones, Facebook phones, Facebook
  10. 10. Youth culture and Youth culture and concerns concerns Relationships Relationships (family/friendships and (family/friendships and peer pressure) peer pressure) Drink, smoking & drugs Drink, smoking & drugs Fashion Fashion Marriage & the family Marriage & the family Generation gap Generation gap Media & Technology Media & Technology Music Music blogs/mobile blogs/mobile phones/internet/gam phones/internet/gam es) es) Cinema & TV Cinema & TV Advertising Advertising Typical A-Level Typical A-Level Topic Areas Topic Areas Specific vocabulary Specific vocabulary transferable grammar and transferable grammar and phrases phrases Lifestyle: health and Lifestyle: health and fitness fitness Sport and exercise Sport and exercise Food and diet Food and diet Health issues (eg Health issues (eg smoking, skin cancer, smoking, skin cancer, health services) health services) Cultural comparisons with UK Cultural comparisons with UK ++visual support visual support The world around us: The world around us: travel, tourism, travel, tourism, environmental issues environmental issues and the (French)and the (French)speaking world speaking world Tourist information, Tourist information, travel and transport travel and transport Weather (eg natural Weather (eg natural disasters, climate disasters, climate change) change) Pollution and recycling Pollution and recycling Education and Education and employment employment Education (schooling Education (schooling and higher education) and higher education) Education policy and Education policy and student issues student issues The world of work (eg The world of work (eg the changing work the changing work scene, scene, job opportunities job opportunities and unemployment) and unemployment)
  11. 11. Social issues Social issues Wealth & poverty, Wealth & poverty, law and order, law and order, technology and technology and innovation innovation Environment Environment Pollution, energy, Pollution, energy, ecology ecology Typical A2-Level Typical A2-Level Topic Areas Topic Areas Develop the previous ones in Develop the previous ones in more depth more depth PLUS…… PLUS…… Multicultural issues Multicultural issues Immigration, Immigration, integration, racism integration, racism World events World events Europe Europe Human rights, Human rights, Equality (gender, race) Equality (gender, race) Cultural topic Cultural topic Region/ Region/ community community Period of 20thC history Period of 20thC history Author, poet, Author, poet, dramatist, Director, dramatist, Director, musician, artist musician, artist
  12. 12. GCSE Listening Common Question types Vocab match – common synonyms Gap-fill Who says what Notes on advantages & disadvantages Inference of meaning (synonyms & gist comprehension) Comprehension answers in English
  13. 13. Example of a GCSE Listening Task
  14. 14. A2 French Listening Sample (AQA 2010) Transcript is on next slide Transcript is on next slide
  15. 15. Sample A2 Listening (AQA)
  16. 16. Resources to look at – mainly for good year 11 and A-Level Euronews Yahoo- France – insolite http://1jour1actu.com/ Ashcombe school – video clips: http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/curriculum/modlang/index_students.htm Nachrichten für Kinder http://news4kids.de/ Sowieso.de http://www.sowieso.de/portal/ Youtube learning The power of video – look at this Chinese lesson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeCWK6yy914&feature=related Handouts – useful tips
  17. 17. 3 minutes – think about your experience with GCSE and A-Level pupils so far How could you design listening tasks to help them?
  18. 18. Audacity – on most school netwworks : audio recording and conversion to mp3 Fotobabble –upload a photo and add your own audio e.g: http://verulamvle.typepad.com/y8german/2011/01/fotobabbles.html Zshare & Soundcloud offer audio file hosting VIDEO Upload your videos to Youtube or Vimeo The following also let you use Greenscreen (Chroma Key) : Final Cut/ Premiere Pro Pinnacle Studio (PC) I Can Present (Mac) SMARTPHONE & MOBILE DEVICES Look for: voice recorders & voice distorters Green screen apps Morfo Fotospeak Puppet pals Sock Puppets Talking Tom
  19. 19. Using authentic resources
  20. 20. Using authentic resources 2
  21. 21. http://www.lyricsgaps.com/ http://www.lyricstraining.com/ http://www.lyricsgaps.com/exerci ses/view/6145/Intermediate You can use the tab key on lyrics training to get the answer
  22. 22. A Voki message http://verulamvle.typepad.com/mflteaching/
  23. 23. EITHER CHOICE OF 3 TASKS aim at either KS4 or KS5 A) Record a lively, entertaining interview full of relevant language (add visuals / use greenscreen if you feel brave) OR B) Find a website of a school/town (maybe one you know) Write a video tour or interview with quiz questions based on the webpage OR C) Write & record your own text + questions – make it fun challenging and relevant. The questions should also be recorded & should help comprehension