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philinkorea



Joined: 27 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 8:53 pm    Post subject: ideas for conversation Reply with quote

hi there
i'm currently teaching a few older classes. about age 13, lets go 5-6 standard if that means anything to anybody. i'm just looking for some new games to aid conversation in class and have some fun and to be good for learning in general. we have a wot cards game with words which is good at the moment and scrabble but am looking for more conversation.

also if there are any books anyone could recommend to help conversation also i would be very interested

thanks
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using these books with my after-school middle school class, and it seems to be going well, once they get over being shy with each other:

Easy True Stories(a picture-based beginning reader)
by Sandra Heyer
Longman Press
-This book contains short, easy-to-understand stories, and several exercises for them to complete. It doesn't take much to turn it into a productive 40 minutes of learning.

Dogs Are From Jupiter(Peanuts at work and play)
-It's a comic strip book for Peanuts, specifically about Snoopy. Comic strips have easier dialogue. Plus, it's always dialogue, so...what better way to learn about conversation?
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The Great Wall of Whiner



Joined: 24 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2003 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Games that require conversation.....too easy my friend!

Your students have to write a play, and then act it out (something simple of course).

Also, you can do the Yesterday Game. A student talks about his/her day yesterday, and all the students make notes. Then the next student gets up and talks about his/her day, until they all have a chance.

Then, the notes are compared?

What did students miss?
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