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Why should we work on oral skills in our lessons? • • • • •

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METHODOLOGY II

Icebreakers: String Game. Purchase a big roll of yarn or string. You can buy any colour, or multiple colours if you wish. Take a pair of scissors and cut strings of various different lengths — as short as 30 cm, and as long as 75 or more cm. When you are finished cutting the string, bunch all the pieces up into one big clump of string. To play, ask the first volunteer to choose any piece of string. Have the person pull on it and separate it from the other pieces of string. Ask them to introduce themselves as they slowly wind the piece of string around their index finger. The funny part of this icebreaker game is that some of the strings are extremely long, so sometimes a person must keep talking for a very long time! This is a good way to get everyone to start talking. People might find out something interesting or new about each other! Feel free to adapt this game according to your needs. Have fun. Candy Introductions. Purchase several variety packs of candy, enough for each person to be able to have at least five pieces. They can be any candy type, but not too many choices (limit it to around five or six different varieties). Alternatively, you can buy gummy bears, life savers, gum drops, skittles, m&ms, or any other candy that already has a variety of colours. Instructions for How to Play: Pass around the candy and tell each participant to choose anywhere from 1 to 5 pieces of anything that they want. Instruct them not to eat it yet, though. After they have chosen their candy, you will tell them what each candy type/colour represents: Red – Favourite hobbies, Green – Favourite place on earth, Blue – Favourite memory, Yellow -Dream job, Orange – Wildcard (tell us anything about yourself!)

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Big  Brother    famous  football  players    parents     doctors  Americans    teenagers    people  who   work  in  public  administration    teachers     tabloids    students    social  networks            

  Useful  language  to  make  a  generalisation:    

Generally  speaking…   Most  of  the  time…   By  and  large…    

Useful  language  to  start  disagreeing:    

OK,  but  what  about…   OK,  but  think  of…   OK,  but  there  are  exceptions  of  course…

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• COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE • TIME FOR SPEAKING AND INTERACTING • RELEVANT ACTIVITIES • CLEAR AND SHORT INSTRUCTIONS • LANGUAGE SUPPORT • …

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Types of teachers • THE DIRECTOR _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ •

THE QUESTIONER

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THE PASSIVE

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THE NEGATIVE

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THE RESPONSIVE TEACHER

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Four Square Vocabulary Compulsory

Example:

My Definition

Non- example

Example: It´s not rocket science

My Definition

Non- example

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Types of teachers •

THE DIRECTOR

teacher is very tough on students. Students have to be extra cautious under such a teacher. He/she is like a disciplinarian, always keeping students on their toes.

THE QUESTIONER

Why didn’t you, why, why? Discouraging and frustrating

THE PASSIVE

teacher never minds.

THE NEGATIVE

Always from bad to not so good. Very motivating for students.

THE ENTERTEINER

teacher is like a God-sent to the students.

THE RESPONSIVE TEACHER

Such a perfect motivates them and boosts their morale. He/she tries to encourage the students and refrains from criticizing them.

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Ten tips for improving oral skills

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Have the chance to speak. Have something to say. Know who the target audience is. Plan what you want to say. Have a structure (beginning, middle and end) Avoid too much content. Help your speech with some other technical supports. Find information about the topic. Use short words and plain English. Short words are always the best words. 10. Review, review, and review 11. Provide students with language support. 12. Try to control your body language 13. Work in groups so that you can listen to each other.

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Useful tools

Podcasting blogs / Recording Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ Callburner: http://www.callburner.com/ Cinch: http://www.cinchcast.com/ Podbean: http://www.podbean.com Podomatic: http://www.podomatic.com Posterous: http://www.posterous.com/ Powergramo: http://www.powergramo.com/ Woices: http://woices.com/

Screencasts - Slidecasts - Videos Animoto: http://www.animoto.com/ Google pres: http://docs.google.com (under the new select "presentation") Mixbook: http://www.mixbook.com/ Screentoaster (video capture - embeddable videos): http://www.screento aster.com/ Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ Slide.com: http://www.slide.com/ Stupeflix: http://www.stupeflix.com/ VoiceThread: http://www.voicethread.com

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Text-to-Speech iSpeech: http://www.ispeech.org/free.text.to.speech.tts.software ReadtheWords: http://www.readthewords.com/ Text to Speech: http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/ VozMe: http://vozme.com

Voice tools Archive.org: http://archive. org Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net (recorder -editor- MP3 converter) AudioPal: http://www.audiopal.com/ Aviary: http://aviary.com/ Chirbit: http://www.chirbit.com/ EVOCA: http://www.evoca.com Gabmail: http://www.freegabmail.com HandyBits: http://www.handybits.com (to be downloaded) MyBloop: http://www.mybloop.com/ Snapvine: http://www.snapvine.com Utterli: http://www.utterli.com/ Vaestro: http://www.vaestro.com Viewpoint: http://clear.msu.edu/viewpoint/index.php Vocaroo: http://vocaroo.com/ VoiceThread: http://voicethread.com/ Voxopop: http://www.voxopop.com/

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Videos Archive.org: http://archive. org Blip.TV: http://blip.tv/ Google videos: http://video.google.com Ourmedia: http://www.ourmedia.org TeacherTube: http://www.teachertube.com/ Vimeo: http://vimeo. com Yahoo videos: http://video.yahoo.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) or vClassrooms

Alado: http://www.alado.net/webheads Elluminate: http://www.elluminate.com/ Learning Times: http://www.learningtimes.org Scribblar: http://scribblar.com/ Tapped In: http://tappedin.org/tappedin Vyew: http://vyew. com/site/ Webhuddle: https://www.webhuddle.com/ WiZiQ: http://www.wiziq.com

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VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) tools

Gizmo5: http://gizmo5.com/ Skype: http://www.skype.com Oovoo: http://www.oovoo.com/ (free for 2-way video ) Yahoo Messenger: http://messenger.yahoo.com

Others http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/ English news lessons: Free EFL/ESL lesson plans, handouts and pod cast for current events lessons, business English and listening. http://www.elllo.org/english/Songs.htm songs by independent artists. As the students listen, the words are displayed on the screen http://english.yabla.com/?gclid=CIPEp7yllKgCFY0hfAod_lW2Cg offers captions in multiple languages, pitch-correct slow play, integrated dictionaries and listening exercises. http://uploads.podomatic.com/minicast/publish minicast maker: it allows you to combine photos with an audio track to create a video slideshow. You can share your minicast with friends on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and beyond.

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