Sometime in November there will be an English contest that some of my students will be participating in. I'm taking it on myself to try and get them to brush up on their speaking skills for the oral part. I've been teaching in Korea for a while, so most of their speaking "problems" can be easily dealt with by drawing on my past experiences. However, I have one student who is at a really high level but speaks in a monotone, which isn't something I've had to correct before.
My question is this: How can I get him to speak with a more natural intonation? I'm sure some of you will be thinking just "listen and repeat" but this is a 15/16 year old who has been doing that for years, and it doesn't seem to have worked (also, I doubt my own intonation is a great example to follow). Does anyone have any alternate ideas to "listen and repeat"?
Thanks for your time,