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  • assah
  • Adventurer

    • 47

    • April 19, 2011, 09:48:18 am
    • South Korea
Speaking Practice drill (20 min)
« on: April 26, 2011, 03:45:37 pm »
Hey all,

Next week I have to teach one day of classes before the students have midterms so I created a speaking practice drill. It should only last 20~25 minutes, the rest of the time I'm giving to the students to study. I'll be teaching the same thing to both 1st and 3rd year high-school students.

1) Write down a combination of  subjects, verbs and objects (12~13 each depending on the number of students). Cut them into individual pieces, number them on the back from 1~40, and put them in a small box so students can pick them out randomly.

1) Write subject/verb/object and where/when/why/how on the board.
2) A student picks from the box and uses the subject/verb/ object to make a complete sentence.
3) The student whose number was on the back stands up and asks a where/when/why/how question to the student who made the sentence. That student would answer again in a complete sentence.

Should look something like this:

A student picks "take" (a verb) from the box. S/he has to now give a subject and object.
Student: Mr. M "takes" ice cream.

On the back of "take" is a number, 5. Student 5 chooses a question and makes a sentence.

Student 5: Where does Mr. M take ice cream?

Student: Mr. M takes ice cream to the park.

Rinse, repeat. Let me know if you have any questions, but it seems pretty straight forward.

  • Wiens
  • Waygookin

    • 18

    • August 30, 2011, 11:38:49 am
    • Cheonan, South Korea
Re: Speaking Practice drill (20 min)
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 12:16:34 pm »
An idea of how to reinforce what verbs and such are is split the students into groups, assign each group  to creat "verbs" or "nouns" and then use the paper they write on to drop in the hat. Less work for the teacher, and reinforces the content.

  • Abbyite
  • Adventurer

    • 46

    • September 14, 2011, 05:19:15 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Speaking Practice drill (20 min)
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 08:32:12 am »
Thanks for posting this speaking exercise.  I am always trying to get my students to speak.  How effectively has it worked for your students?

  • bmw26
  • Explorer

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    • February 22, 2011, 05:04:11 am
    • S. Korea
Re: Speaking Practice drill (20 min)
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 10:06:46 am »
This is an awesome idea, especially for my beginner students. Most of them have trouble making full sentences and this will be great prep for their speaking test!