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1 Reading and Listening Lesson Musts... and why they're maybes Chris O ż óg, IH Dubai

2 Reading and Listening Lessons

3 Receptive skills work Can focus on mirco-skills or subskills Can focus on strategies Coursebooks use graded texts Lend themselves to authentic texts Tend to have a similar procedural template / lesson shape Teacher silence Often seen as easy lessons for the teacher Students don’t always perceive value (wasted time?)

4 Subskills Photo courtesy ELTPics

5 Subskills Prediction Gist / skimming Specific information / scanning Detailed comprehension Deducing lexical meaning Inferring meaning/attitude Understanding textual organisation Note-taking Summarising

6 Top-down or Bottom-up Processes? 1 2 Bottom-Up Processing Recognising letters/words Focus on individual words Working out syntax Top-Down Processing Use world knowledge Use experience Different text style Images from: Nuttall, Christine. (2005) Teaching Reading Skills. MacMillan:

7 The Musts... Photo courtesy ELTPics Over the next few slides, we'll Examine 5 things we must do in receptive skills lessons Discuss these Daydream

8 Must 1: Always do Gist Photo courtesy of me the other night in Edinburgh

9 Must 1: Always do Gist Photo courtesy of me the other night in Edinburgh

10 Must 2: Get the questions right first time! Photo courtesy ELTPics X

11 Must 2: Get the questions right first time! Find out why the questions were wrong! Here comprehension skills can be developed and are not just tested. Be confident! Peer checking Underline the answer in the text Highlight key words Paraphrase text Identify referencing Help learners work out unknown lexis Provide answers and have learners find why

12 Must 3: Pre-teach Essential Lexis Blog post / Photo courtesy ELTPics 1. Why pre-teach? 2. What pre-teach? 3. How many pre-teach? 4. When pre-teach?

13 Must 4: Only Play the Tape Twice Photo courtesy senicko, ELTPics Question! How many times should you play a recording? Answer? As many times as you need to, within reason, and not always the whole recording. Use the tape-script.

14 Must 5: Put the Text away – Get on with Something Else Photo courtesy lauraahaha, ELTPics You’ve finished the reading work, time to put the text away and do something else? Guided Discovery Learn Lexis Highlight textual features Identify referencing Summarise Find adjectives Write Qs for others Etc.

15 Summing Up Photo courtesy of Alison Newman, ELTPics

16 Reading and Listening Lesson Musts... and why they're maybes Chris O ż óg, IH Dubai Blog: eltreflection.wordpress.com


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