This Activity had students take a basic speaking activity...Topic: "What is fun?"
based on a textbook activity Unit 10.
1.Teacher focused fun activities were listed on the board....
2.Students working in pairs, created their own 'Top 10" List of Fun Activities.
3.Next they discussed and shared their activities with other class members walking around the room and seeing who had the same activities.
4. Step 4 was the teacher bringing out e camera and asking students to have a short conversation which was videoed.
Students were relaxed enough to participate and the short video was produced of every student.
Result: Students were lacking conversational skills
and were not able to ask a question or answer it correctly. Only one student was able to speak with a measure of confidence. He travels in the bus with me, and has had far more talking experience on a one-to-one and his English has improved dramatically as a result.
The students were relaxed and happy to participate. They did well considering there was little or no preparation for this filming.
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This is student ability in November 2008
Task for next week is a preparation.
Work in pairs and create a small conversation based on a book activity.