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1 10 things to do with dialogues Scott Thornbury

2 Ten things to do with dialogues: build them memorize them chant them perform them change them analyse them mine them reconstruct them create them teach through them

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4 A:What happened? B:I broke my arm. A:How did it happen? B:I was playing football and I fell over. A:Did it hurt? B:Yes, it did, at first. But its better now.

5 A:What happened? B:I broke my arm. A:How did it happen? B:I was playing football and I fell over. A:Did it hurt? B:Yes, it did, at first. But its better now.

6 A:What happened? B:I broke my arm. A:How did it happen? B:I was playing football and I fell over. A:Did it hurt? B:Yes, it did, at first. But its better now.

7 A:What happened? B:I broke my arm. A:How did it happen? B:I was playing football and I fell over. A:Did it hurt? B:Yes, it did, at first. But its better now.

8 A:What happened? B:I broke my arm. A:How did it happen? B:I was playing football and I fell over. A:Did it hurt? B:Yes, it did, at first. But its better now.

9 A:Dinners ready. Come and get it. B:Dinners ready? Whats for dinner? A:Something special. B:Something special? A:Stuffed tomatoes. Dont you like them? B:Yes, I love them. Whats for afters? A:Wait and see. (adapted from Stress Time by Colin Mortimer, CUP 1976)

10 Doff and Jones, Language in Use, Beginner, CUP, 1999

11 Soars & Soars, New Headway Pre-Intermediate, OUP 2000

12 A:Hello, whats your name? B:My name is Juan. A:What is your nationality? B:I am Venezuelan. A:What is your job? B:I am a student. A:When did you start studying English? B:I started studying English five years ago. A:You speak English very well. B:Thank you, but I would like to improve it. etc.

13 A:Hello, whats your name? B:My name is Juan. A:Hi Juan. Im Kim. What is your nationality? B:I am Venezuelan. Im from Caracas, A:Are you? What is your job? B:I am a student. What about you? A:Im a teacher. When did you start studying English? B:I started studying English five years ago. When I was at school. A:Really? You speak English very well. B:Thank you, but I would like to improve it. etc.

14 The rules of conversational tennis: 1.Show interest, surprise, etc. Are you? Really? 2.Return the question: What about you? 3.Supply extra information: Im Venezuelan. Im from Caracas.

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16 Dellar & Walkley, Innovations Elementary, Thomson, 2005

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20 References: Bilbrough, N Dialogue Activities, Cambridge University Press. Thornbury, S How To Teach Speaking. Pearson.


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