ORAL SKILLS 1B2 (TRAINING COURSE)

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1B2 TRAINING COURSE

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WEEK 18th OCTOBER AHEAD:

  • Introducing myself and the course
  • HOMEWORK: WATCH THIS VIDEO:

 

WEEK 22nd OCTOBER AHEAD

  • Getting-to-know  activity + feedback from the teacher
  • OPENING & CLOSING CONVERSATION GAMBITS (extra handout)
  • HOMEWORK: READ THE HANDOUT & LISTEN TO THESE STUDENTS. HOW COULD THEIR CONVERSATION BE IMPROVED?

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  • GO OVER THE RECORDED CONVERSATION
  • STUDENTS TRY AGAIN & 1 PAIR MODELS FOR THE CLASSROOM (feedback from the teacher)
  • PARAPHRASING: EXPLAINING WHAT YOU NEED (extra handout)

WEEK 30th OCTOBER AHEAD

  • EXPLAINING WHAT YOU NEED (describing everyday objects) (PAIRWORK + FEEDBACK)
  • PHONETICS: READING THE PHONETICS OF THE OBJECTS
  • REVIEWING THE ENGLISH VOWELS

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WEEK 6th NOVEMBER AHEAD:

  • HOW TO KEEP A CONVERSATION GOING (VIDEO: BLOG POST)+ STRATEGIES
  • DRILLS WITH ECHO-QUESTIONS-2
  • REVIEW THE ENGLISH DIPHTHONGS (PRONUNCIATION)

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  • HOMEWORK: GET READY TO TALK ABOUT YOUR LAST HOLIDAY & LISTEN TO YOUR PARTNER USING ECHO QUESTIONS TO SHOW INTEREST
  • DEFINING ENGLISH WORDS RELATED TO HOLIDAYS
  • SPEAKING: YOUR LAST HOLIDAY + teacher´s feedback

WEEK 13th NOVEMBER AHEAD:

  • HOLIDAY PHOTOS

HOLIDAYS SPEAKING 1B2

  • EXPRESSING PREFERENCES ABOUT HOLIDAYS

Questions about preferences

  • HOMEWORK: VOCABULARY ON SHOPS + DESCRIBING PHOTOS / PICTURES

WEEK 20th NOVEMBER AHEAD:

  • DESCRIBING PHOTOS

DESCRIBING PHOTOS (ORAL SKILLS)

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WEEK 27th NOVEMBER AHEAD:

  • SHOPPING SPEAKING

SHOPPING SPEAKING 3

  • REVIEW OF THE ENGLISH CONSONANTS (BLOG)
  • DO THE ACTIVITY  IN THE CATALOGUE (PAIRWORK)+ feedback
  • REVIEW THE PRONUNCIATION RULES FOR -ED ENDINGS
  • HOMEWORK: GET READY TO READ ALOUD A TEXT(extra handout)

-ED ENDINGS PRACTICE

THINK OF AN ANECDOTE THAT HAPPENED TO YOU WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD

WEEK 4th DECEMBER AHEAD:

  • PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE: MY 100 MOST MISPRONOUNCED WORDS IN ENGLISH

100 MISPRONOUNCED WORDS

  • -ED ENDINGS PRACTICE
  • A CHILDHOOD ANECDOTE
  • HOMEWORK; THINK OF AN ANECDOTE THAT HAPPENED TO YOU WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD AND GET READY TO TELL THE STORY USING SOME OF THE GAMBITS IN THE HANDOUT: TELLING A STORY

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WEEK 11th DECEMBER AHEAD :
  • TELLING AN ANECDOTE FROM YOUR CHILDHOOd + feedback
  • HOMEWORK: (handout below)

PERNONAL ANECDOTE

  • SPEAKING IN PAIRS ABOUT A DIFFICULT SITUATION IN YOUR LIFE+ feedback
  • HOMEWORK: REVIEW SOME OF THESE CONVERSATION GAMBITS TO GIVE ADVICE

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ADVICE (ASKING FOR & GIVING ADVICE)

WEEK 18th DECEMBER AHEAD:

  • GIVING ADVICE (BLOG POST) Students are given several PROBLEM CARDS to tell their group and they ask & give advice-
  • HOMEWORK: WRITE A PROBLEM ON MY PADLET

https://mcargobe.wordpress.com/2017/12/15/giving-advice-oral-skills-1b2/

  • PRACTICE GIVING ADVICE + FEEDBACK
  • HOMEWORK: GET READY TO TALK ABOUT YOUR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

                                     STRONG & WEAK FORMS (PRONUNCIATION)

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WEEK 8th JANUARY AHEAD:
  • A SIMPLE SPEAKING ACTIVITY TO GET STARTED AFTER THE XMAS BREAK

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  • STRONG & WEAK FORMS: VIDEO EXPLANATION & PRACTICE (BLOG)
  • HOMEWORK: GET READY TO READ THE TEXT BELOW USING APPROPRIATE WEAK FORMS WHERE NECESSARY

STRONG & WEAK FORMS (PRACTICE)

WEEK 15th JANUARY AHEAD:

  • GO OVER READING ALOUD
  • BLOG POST: GETTING READY TO SPEAK
  • BRAINSTORM VOCABULARY ON THE ENVIRONMENT
  • SPEAKING (extra handout)

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  • HOMEWORK: UPLOAD AN AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING TO PADLET (BLOG POST) ON AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM
  • GO OVER RECORDINGS+ TEACHER´S FEEDBACK
  • HOW TO EXPRESS OPINIONS (extra handout)

Expressing OPINIONS

  • HOMEWORK: CHOOSE A NEW CONVERSATION GAMBIT FOR EACH STAGE IN THE HANDOUT & STUDY IT BY HEART. REMEMBER THAT MONDAY IS A BANK HOLIDAY IN VALENCIA CAPITAL CITY, SO I´LL SEE YOU ON WEDNESDAY.

WEEK 24th JANUARY AHEAD:

  • GIVING YOUR OPINION ON SOME CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENTS

CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENTS

  • HOMEWORK: THINK OF POSSIBLE QUESTIONS TO INTERVIEW YOUR PARTNER ABOUT HIS/HER STUDIES & PROFESSIONAL CAREER

WEEK 29th JANUARY AHEAD:

  • WARM-UP: SUITABLE QUESTIONS TO INTERVIEW YOUR PARTNER
  • SPEAKING IN PAIRS ABOUT YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER  & STUDIES
  • HOMEWORK: GET READY TO TALK ABOUT THESE PHOTOS & ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

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  • Practice WITH THE HANDOUT ABOVE
  • HOMEWORK: GET READY TO TALK ABOUT TV (have a look at the handout below)

ORAl SKILLS TV

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 WEEK 5th FEBRUARY AHEAD:
  • SPEAKING ABOUT TV & TV PROGRAMMES
  • HOMEWORK: GETTING READY FOR A DIALOGUE TO REACH AN AGREEMENT
  • DIALOGUE: PRACTICE + FEEDBACK
  • HOMEWORK: GET READY TO DO THE SAME DIALOGUE AGAIN + REVIEW PHONETICS

ORAL SKILLS

WEEK 12th FEBRUARY AHEAD:

  • PRONUNCIATION: phonetics & sentence stress
  • PRONUNCIATION: TELLING A STORY (BOARD GAME)
  • HOMEWORK: PREPARE A PERSONAL ANECDOTE TO TELL THE REST OF THE CLASS FROM THE HANDOUT GIVEN

WEEK 19th FEBRUARY AHEAD:

  • PRESENTATION OF PERSONAL ANECDOTES + TEACHER´S FEEDBACK

WEEK 26th FEBRUARY AHEAD:

  • THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE: SPEAKING

          Hot seat.  Again feed the wheel with different topics you want students to talk about and divide the class into teams and ask a student from Team A to sit in the “hot seat”. Spin the wheel. Members of the other team need to ask him questions about the selected topic; he’ll need to talk for about three minutes answering the other team’s questions but his answers cannot contain the words YES or NO.

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  • STORYTELLING FROM COMIC STRIPS + LISTENING TO 2 VERSIONS OF THE STORY

STORYTELLING

  • HOMEWORK: THINK OF A  PERSONAL ANECDOTE WITH A MISHAP. IT CAN BE TRUE OR YOU CAN MAKE IT UP. YOU´LL HAVE TO TELL THE STORY TO YOUR CLASSMATES FOR THEM TO FIND OUT IF IT´S TRUE OR YOU´RE A LIAR

YOU CAN USE TH USEFUL LANGUAGE:

USEFUL LANGUAGE FOR TELLING STORIES

WEEK 5th MARCH AHEAD:

  • TELLING A PERSONAL ANECDOTE & SPOTTING WHETHER YOU´RE TELLING THE TRUTH OR YOU´RE A GREAT LIAR?

USEFUL PHRASES WHEN TELLING A STORY OR PERSONAL ANECDOTE

  • TELLING PERSONAL ANECDOTES
  • HOMEWORK: READING ABOUT “LAS FALLAS” & GET READY TO TALK ABOUT FESTIVALS
WEEK 12th MARCH AHEAD:
  • SPEAKING ABOUT “LAS FALLAS” (SUITABLE VOCABULARY)
  • DIALOGUES ABOUT “LAS FALLAS”
  • HOMEWORK: GET READY TO TALK ABOUT ANY OTHER FESTIVAL YOU KNOW
  • SPEAKING ABOUT OTHER FAMOUS POPULAR FESTIVALS + FEEDBACK

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WEEK 21st MARCH AHEAD:

  • CONVERSATION GAMBITS GAME WITH CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS

GAMBITS GAME ORAL SKILLS

WEEK 26th MARCH AHEAD:

  • CONVERSATION GAMBITS GAME WITH CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS
  • GROUP DEBATE + FEEDBACK

ORAL SKILLS RESTAURANTS

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WEEK 11th APRIL AHEAD:

  • SPEAKING ABOUT EASTER & TRADITIONS

EASTER QUESTIONS 1B2

WEEK 16th APRIL AHEAD:
  • DIALOGUES: PRACTICE ON GIVING ADVICE (SOLVING A PROBLEM) + FEEDBACK

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(describing & comparing photos + teacher´s feedback)

WEEK 23rd APRIL AHEAD:

  • CHOOSING AMONG DIFFERENT OPTIONS

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WEEK 30th APRIL AHEAD:

  • DISCUSS. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

WEEK 2nd MAY AHEAD:

WEEK 7th MAY AHEAD:

  • PRESENTING YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR AN EVENING OUT TOGETHER + Teacher´s feedback
  • SPECULATING ABOUT A PHOTO
  • SPECULATING ABOUT A PHOTO
  • MODALS IN THE PAST (BBC LEARNING ENGLISH UNIT 25)
  • SPECULATING WITH PICTURES (DRILL)
  • VIDEO FOR SPECULATING & HYPOTHESYING
  • MOST COMMON MISTAKES HEARD IN ORAL EXAMS + COMMON GRAMMAR ERRORS

WEEK 14th MAY AHEAD:

  • SPEAKING PRACTICE: BEING SYMPATHETIC

SHOWING SYMPATHY

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