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1 Creative automaticity 2013 Alan Marsh

2 Creativity Associated with ….. Intelligence+Cognition

3 Logic

4 Abstract thought

5 Understanding

6 Communication

7 Self-awareness

8 Learning

9 Emotional intelligence

10 Retaining

11 Planning

12 Problem-solving

13 Memorising procedures

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17 There’s written practice ….

18 Language practice …..? I ___________________ (see) the Eiffel Tower I ___________________ (see) the Eiffel Tower I ___________________ (eat) snake I ___________________ (eat) snake They ________________ (swim) They ________________ (swim) We _______________ (do) too many of these gap fill exercises We _______________ (do) too many of these gap fill exercises I ____________________ (do) lots of codswalloping I ____________________ (do) lots of codswalloping

19 And there’s written practice ….

20 PROCESSING GRAMMAR AND MEANING: PRESENT PERFECT V SIMPLE PAST Amy Winehouse Adele

21 Amy Winehouse was born in London in 1983 and died in Adele was born in London in Who does each of the following sentences refer to? Write Amy or Adele next to each. 1 She has lived most of her life in London. 1 She has lived most of her life in London. 2 She lived most of her life in London. 2 She lived most of her life in London. 3 She wrote many songs. 3 She wrote many songs. 4 She has written many songs. 4 She has written many songs. 5 She has won several Grammy awards. 5 She has won several Grammy awards. 6 She won several Grammy awards. 6 She won several Grammy awards. 7 She wrote most of her own songs. 7 She wrote most of her own songs. 8 She has written most of her own songs. 8 She has written most of her own songs.

22 Fill in the missing verbs Sir Bobby Charlton __________many times for Manchester United. Sir Bobby Charlton __________many times for Manchester United. Lionel Messi ________ many times for Barcelona. Lionel Messi ________ many times for Barcelona. Shakespeare _______ many famous plays. Shakespeare _______ many famous plays. Dan Brown ________ some best-selling novels. Dan Brown ________ some best-selling novels.

23 Now your turn: write two sentences about famous people. They can be from your country. Present perfect or simple past? Some examples: Yuri Gagarin / Vladimir Putin / Lenin Dante / Roberto Benigni / Silvio Berlusconi Goethe / Angela Merkel / Franz Beckenbauer Rafael Nadal / Pedro Almodovar / Picasso Tom Cruise / Usain Bolt / Pele / Abba / The Beatles / One Direction

24 Job requirements

25 Modal Time ShouldShouldn’tMustMustn’t Has to Doesn’t Have to

26 Modal time …. Decide if the following sentences refer to the job of a teacher or an airline pilot. Decide if the following sentences refer to the job of a teacher or an airline pilot. A/n ________________ has to wear a uniform. A/n ________________ has to wear a uniform. A/n ________________ mustn’t work more than two days in a row. A/n ________________ mustn’t work more than two days in a row. A/n ________________ doesn’t have to work on Sundays. A/n ________________ doesn’t have to work on Sundays. A/n ________________ should be good at working with young people. A/n ________________ should be good at working with young people. A/n ________________ has to be good at physics. A/n ________________ has to be good at physics. A/n ________________ mustn’t drink alcohol before working. A/n ________________ mustn’t drink alcohol before working. A/n ________________ shouldn’t drink alcohol before working. A/n ________________ shouldn’t drink alcohol before working.

27 Things in common: do you ….?

28 Creative automaticity Creative automaticity in a communicative context The techniques for this approach are designed to provide students with ample opportunities for repetition and practice within a wholly communicative context, without the shortcomings usually characteristic of pattern drills or other more traditional methods. Gatbonton, E. and Segalowitz, N. (1988) ‘Creative automatization: Principles for promoting fluency within a communicative framework’, TESOL Quarterly, 22, 3. Cited in:

29 8 factors that promote creative automaticity: 1 Communicative – do a real task 1 Communicative – do a real task 2 Learners forced to listen – and react! 2 Learners forced to listen – and react! 3 Focused – on a small part of language 3 Focused – on a small part of language 4 Short + right for the level + can be used in different situations + can be memorised 4 Short + right for the level + can be used in different situations + can be memorised 5 Ensures learners repeat the language whilst at the same time being communicative 5 Ensures learners repeat the language whilst at the same time being communicative 6 Some kind of pressure and/or challenge 6 Some kind of pressure and/or challenge 7 Usually involve oral repetition of the target language 7 Usually involve oral repetition of the target language 8 The emotions and/or the mind and/or the person should be engaged 8 The emotions and/or the mind and/or the person should be engaged

30 Do you work….. outside? outside? wear a uniform? wear a uniform? use a tool? use a tool? use an instrument? use an instrument? in shifts? in shifts? with other people? with other people?

31 Have you ever ….? NAME NAME 1 (act) in a play……………….. 1 (act) in a play……………….. 2 (drink) sake………………… 2 (drink) sake………………… 3 (sleep) all night on a beach ……………….. 3 (sleep) all night on a beach ……………….. 4 (visit) Africa ……………….. 4 (visit) Africa ……………….. 5 (eat) snake ……………….. 5 (eat) snake ……………….. 6 (live) outside Europe ……………….. 6 (live) outside Europe ……………….. 7 (go) Russia ……………….. 7 (go) Russia ……………….. 8 (be) arrested ……………….. 8 (be) arrested ……………….. 9 (meet) a famous person ……………….. 9 (meet) a famous person ……………….. 10 ????????? ……………….. 10 ????????? ………………..

32 do you …/can you … /are you … …fly? …fly? …lay eggs? …lay eggs? …have feathers …have feathers …have four legs? …have four legs? … have teeth? … have teeth? …run fast? …run fast? …a pet? …a pet?

33 VOCABULARY PRACTICE – ABSOLUTELY …! 1A: Are you hungry? 1A: Are you hungry? B: Hungry? I’m absolutely …! 2A: Are you tired? 2A: Are you tired? B: Tired? I’m absolutely …! 3A: Was the film any good? 3A: Was the film any good? B: Good? It was absolutely …! 4A: Was the weather bad? 4A: Was the weather bad? B: Bad? It was absolutely …! 5A: Was she pretty? 5A: Was she pretty? B: Pretty? She was absolutely …! 6A: Were you angry? 6A: Were you angry? B: Angry? I was absolutely …! 7A: Was the room dirty? 7A: Was the room dirty? B: Dirty? It was absolutely …!

34 8A: Is he good-looking? 8A: Is he good-looking? B: Good-looking? He’s absolutely …! 9A: Are you disappointed? 9A: Are you disappointed? B: Disappointed? I’m absolutely …! 10A: Were you surprised? 10A: Were you surprised? B: Surprised? I was absolutely …! 11A: Is the building ugly? 11A: Is the building ugly? B: Ugly?It’s absolutely …! 12A: Are you thirsty? 12A: Are you thirsty? B: Thirsty? I’m absolutely …! 13A: Are you happy? 13A: Are you happy? B: Happy? I’m absolutely …! 14A: Was the meal tasty? 14A: Was the meal tasty? B: Tasty? It was absolutely …!

35 Over to you …. Have you ever been absolutely furious/flabbergasted? Have you ever been absolutely furious/flabbergasted? What was your last absolutely delicious meal? Is there an absolutely hideous building in your town or city or country? What was your last absolutely delicious meal? Is there an absolutely hideous building in your town or city or country? Can you think of an absolutely gorgeous/stunning celebrity? Can you think of an absolutely gorgeous/stunning celebrity?

36 Your teacher’s name _________ True T False F I was right √ I was wrong X 1 likes vegetables 2 has a pet 3 wears socks in bed 4 goes to bed after 11pm 5 has a Wii 6 sings in the shower 7 logs on to a computer every day 8 watches TV every day 9 goes to school by bus

37 Your partner’s name _________ True T False F I was right √ I was wrong X 1 often wears trainers 2 sometimes sings in the bath 3 always wears socks in bed 4 sometimes writes an to a friend 5 never plays on a Playstation 6 always does their homework 7 chats on computer every day 8 usually does some sport at the weekend 9 always watches TV after dinner

38 Your partner’s name _________ True T False F I was right √ I was wrong X 1 often goes to the cinema 2 always goes to bed before midnight 3 eats chocolate every day 4 usually does the washing up 5 never tells a lie 6 chats online every day 7 sometimes listens to old music 8 often goes to the cinema 9 usually wears jeans at the weekend

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42 Your teacher’s name _________ TrueTFalseF I was right √ I was wrong X 1 likes vegetables 2 has a pet 3 wears socks in bed 4 goes to bed after 11pm 5 has a Wii 6 sings in the shower 7 logs on to a computer every day 8 watches TV every day 9 goes to school by bus bus

43 Your partner’s name _________ TrueTFalseF I was right √ I was wrong X 1 often wears trainers 2 sometimes sings in the bath 3 always wears socks in bed 4 sometimes writes an to a friend 5 never plays on a Playstation 6 always does their homework 7 chats on computer every day 8 usually does some sport at the weekend 9 always watches TV after dinner

44 Your partner’s name _________ TrueTFalseF I was right √ I was wrong X 1 often goes to the cinema 2 always goes to bed before midnight 3 eats chocolate every day 4 usually does the washing up 5 never tells a lie 6 chats online every day 7 sometimes listens to old music 8 often goes to the cinema 9 usually wears jeans at the weekend

45 She’s writing a letter She’s writing a letter At this very moment: At this very moment: My husband/wife/partner/mum/dad/brother/sister/boyfriend / girlfriend/best friend.. My husband/wife/partner/mum/dad/brother/sister/boyfriend / girlfriend/best friend.. My headmaster / My boss My headmaster / My boss Wayne Rooney (Steven Gerrard/Luigi Buffon/…..) Wayne Rooney (Steven Gerrard/Luigi Buffon/…..) The Pope… The Pope… Megan Fox / Justin Bieber/ Angelina Jolie /Brad Pitt… Megan Fox / Justin Bieber/ Angelina Jolie /Brad Pitt… Barack Obama (anybody famous in the news at the moment) Barack Obama (anybody famous in the news at the moment) Going to Sometime soon ….. Going to Sometime soon ….. Can/can’t Can/can’t If … could ….. I’d….. If … could ….. I’d….. I wish...had/hadn’t I wish...had/hadn’t If … had/hadn’t…., I’d/wouldn’t have ….. If … had/hadn’t…., I’d/wouldn’t have ….. Have / has [done] …. Have / has [done] …. Used to Used to

46 One of us One of us Two of us has/have ………………….. Two of us has/have ………………….. Three of us Three of us None of us None of us can can has/have got has/have got is/are going to is/are going to used to used to would like to would like to would never would never

47 If I were … an animal, I …. an animal, I …. a colour, I …. a colour, I …. a member of the opposite sex, I … a member of the opposite sex, I …

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49 She studied very hard and passed all her exams with flying colours Noun Noun Pronoun Pronoun Determiner Determiner Adjective Adjective Preposition Preposition Verb Verb Adverb Adverb Conjunction Conjunction

50 We’re going to crash! We’re going to crash! If I were a flower, I’d be a rose If I were a flower, I’d be a rose I’ve parachuted out of a plane I’ve parachuted out of a plane New York is much bigger than Valletta New York is much bigger than Valletta I was having a bath when the telephone rang I was having a bath when the telephone rang I can’t stand people who always moan. I can’t stand people who always moan. The train hasn’t left yet. The train hasn’t left yet. I might have left my wallet at the dentist’s. I might have left my wallet at the dentist’s. Where on earth have I put my keys? Where on earth have I put my keys? I’ll have finished reading this book by Friday. I’ll have finished reading this book by Friday. He’s been eating garlic He’s been eating garlic She was bitten on the leg by a dog. She was bitten on the leg by a dog.

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52 Resources etc English Teaching Professional English Teaching Professional Modern English Teacher Modern English Teacher An A-Z of ELT An A-Z of ELT scottthornbury.wordpress.com scottthornbury.wordpress.com


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