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2 It's good to talk (and listen!) interactive ideas, strategies and resources for the languages classroom (B1/B2) Session 1: whole class teacher-led talk

3 09.00 – 12.30 Session 1: Whole class talk Session 2: Peer / group talk The day's workshop will focus on the development of speaking skills. In particular we will explore the opportunities for developing spontaneous, unplanned classroom talk. From a theoretical starting point we will quickly progress to practical examples of work in the classroom, looking at a range of speaking tasks and strategies that promote unplanned target language, both in teacher-fronted whole class interaction and in pair and group activities. 14.00 – 17.30 Sessions 3 & 4: Using authentic resources We will consider the skill of listening, both related to unplanned speaking and also with reference to the opportunities for using authentic materials and encouraging perseverence with listening to longer texts with unfamiliar language. At the end of the day there will be the opportunity for teachers to work together to develop their own tasks for the classroom. It's good to talk (and listen!)

4 Rachel Hawkes







11 Unplanned / unscripted talk as part of a lesson task or activity (whether pair/group/whole class)

12 My name is Julian and Im fifteen years old. I live with my parents and my sister in the centre of Manchester. My school is quite near, and so I normally walk or go by bike. When the weathers bad, I go by bus. My sister is lazier than me and she always goes by bus. My school is a state, mixed comprehensive school. There are 600 pupils and at least 60 teachers. In my opinion the teachers are really nice, although there are a few who are very strict. The school has some really excellent facilities. For example, there are two pools and eight tennis courts. Theres also an athletics track and several football and rugby pitches. Im interested in sports but I dont play in any team, although last weekend I took part in a swimming competition. My sister hates football – she prefers playing on the computer! What I most like about school is the main hall because its very big. My favourite subject is drama because its really fun and Im a very creative person. Six months ago we went to Stratford for a weekend with school. On the Saturday evening a group of pupils went to the cinema but I went with a different group to see a Shakespeare play. The theatre was very large and it was an excellent experience. The truth is I dont like languages very much. Next March Im going to France with the school. Im going to spend a week with a French family and I will have to speak French the whole time. Im very scared! 1 Hotseating

13 Reflection What title have you given your chosen picture? Reason Can a different group try to explain the reasoning behind that title? Challenge Has another group decided on a different title to the picture? Which title do you prefer? Why? Application Imagine you were doing this in another subject. How might you use what youve learned today? 2 5 Ws 10 Extensions What? When? Where? Who? Why? What? When? Where? Who? Why?

14 Where? What? Who? Who took the photo? When? What just happened? What happens next? 3 Reading pictures

15 Where? What? Who? Who took the photo? When? What just happened? What happens next?

16 Ideas? What? Who? Where? Why?

17 I'm faced with a choice between living with my parents in my mid-thirties, or paying rents I can barely afford while somehow finding a huge deposit for a mortgage. More than 1.6 million people aged 20-40 are still living with their parents because they cannot afford their own home, a report suggests. In May the Office for National Statistics said 2.9 million people aged 20-34 were living with their parents. But some of those may have been living at home for cultural, medical or other reasons. According to the survey of 5,379 people, 41% do not believe their children will ever be able to save up for a deposit to get on the housing ladder. Of those living at home, 59% said it was harder to develop new relationships because of their domestic situation. Mr Robb said the housing crisis was "putting the brakes" on young people's aspirations. He said: "Our chronic lack of homes that young people can genuinely afford to rent or buy is at the root of the problem. "There's no doubt that young people are grateful to be able to live with mum and dad to save money, but we have to question whether it's acceptable that this is becoming the norm for people to live at home into their mid-30s - when we know that they are desperate to be independent and make their own way in the world." 1.6m people aged 20-40 'living with parents'

18 4 Short scenarios Where are you going? A film crit Traffic jam! Excuses Rubbish bin Fashion disasters What did you order? Flirting Advice What a nightmare!

19 Where are you going? Who are you with? How long are you going for? What are you going to do when you arrive? Rachel Hawkes

20 A film crit Which film did you see? What was it like? What was the story about? Would you recommend it? Why (not)?

21 Traffic jam! Where were you going? What time did you leave? How long have you been waiting? What are you going to do to pass the time? Rachel Hawkes

22 Excuses What didnt you want to do ? Why not? What excuse did you give? Did it turn out alright? Why (not)? Rachel Hawkes

23 Rubbish bin What are you going to throw away? Why? Rachel Hawkes

24 ¡Fashion!?! Which is the worst fashion mistake? Why? Do you think fashion is important? Why (not)? What is your favourite item of clothing and why? Rachel Hawkes

25 What did you order? Where it is coming from? When will it arrive? How do you feel? What will you do with it when it arrives? Rachel Hawkes

26 Flirting Who did you meet? What is s/he like? Where were you? What happens next? Rachel Hawkes

27 Advice Who was it? What was the problem? What did you say to him/her? What happened in the end? Rachel Hawkes

28 What a nightmare! What did you do? Who knows about it? How do you feel? What do you have to do to make the situation better? Rachel Hawkes

29 Sitges Cataluña, Spain 2009 50 years ago, there were rocks on the beach.Today there arent any rocks on the beach. Rachel Hawkes 5 Then and now

30 Before….Now… When she was playing the role of Bridget Jones… Now she…

31 to facecitizento relate toto developto be born to look forward to to feel like/want to to supportto tell off to complain about to go out on the town help refuge/ safety securityself-image to take into account to blame s.o to realise sthg S/he sleepssister-in-lawsupportaffectionfather-in-lawat my side self esteemquiet/silentrelevantgrey-haired less important S/he dresses the most important in my judgement auntlovesocietyoften 6 Connect-4

32 7 Wordles

33 Christmas: an important family occasion or just a commercial opportunity? christ·mas / ˈ krisməs/ Noun Definition: The annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, held on December 25.

34 CharityConsumerism a symbol of the love of Goda symbol of wealth Christmas presents Christmas tree Christmas dinner family occasion to remember the birth of Jesus opportunity to consume to excess

35 7 Wordles

36 8 Empty your head Give a question / quote / statement Students brainstorm any words / ideas onto a post-it note (30 seconds music) Students pass on their note to another student who adds (another 30 seconds) Repeat x 4 in total – then begin to discuss

37 Is there a generation gap?




41 Is there a generation gap? How are young and old people different? political ideas use of technology, e.g. the internet music that they like moral values religious beliefs attitude towards work attitude towards other races respect for others

42 Compare and contrast the two pictures Discuss ways in which old and young people are different Suggest possible ways to overcome the generation gap

43 How has family life changed in the last 50 years? less interaction spend less time together have less in common (as a result of new technologies) more women continue working when they have children there are fewer traditional nuclear families there are more single parent families there is more divorce the media separate people across generational lines (TV, the internet) free time pursuits are more individualistic than before A few ideas to help you get started…!

44 The writer Alice Walker: Non-human animals exist in the world for their own reasons. They were not created for the human animal, in the same way as blacks were not made for whites, nor women for men. Mahatma Gandhi: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged from the way in which it treats its animals. 9 Quotes

45 Are we all animals? other animals human beings 10 Venn diagrams

46 They can reason and have a conscience. They have physical needs. They have instincts. They can work. They want to work. They understand what it is to have rights. They assume responsibilities. They kill other animals. They consider the consequences of their actions. They mistreat others. They dont like isolation. They can feel and suffer. They have control over all the other species on the planet. Decide if the ideas apply to human beings, other animals o both. Put the sentences into the venn diagram.

47 11 From text to talk

48 The Best Job In The World In 2009, Tourism Queensland promoted the Great Barrier Reef as a global tourism destination with a website encouraging people worldwide to apply for The Best Job In The World, to be a "Caretaker of the Islands" to "house-sit" the islands of the Great Barrier Reef for half a year, based on Hamilton Island. Benefits Job benefits included a large salary, free lodging in a multi-million dollar villa, and transportation there and around the islands. Applications Over 34,000 applications were received from over 200 countries, and whittled down to 16 finalists. Finalists came from Australia (two), United States (two), United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, Taiwan, India, China, Japan, France and South Korea. Publicity By the campaign's end, it had generated more than $200 million in global publicity value for Tourism Queensland. Winner The winner was Ben Southall, from the United Kingdom,34, a charity fundraiser and ostrich-rider from Petersfield, Hampshire. Now? Since 2009 Ben has established himself as an adventure advocate in Australia taking on extreme adventures around the country including a 1600 km kayak along the Great Barrier Reef in 2011. He plans to climb the tallest mountain in each Australian state (8) in the shortest ever time in April 2013 - the Aussie 8. His website follows his adventures around the

49 Why was this called the best job in the world? Describe what your ideal job would be like At an interview for this job, how would you sell yourself?

50 12 Website wonders!

51 Hotel Kristal Calle Cauce, s/n Torremolinos, Malaga 29620 Spain Torremolinos hotel with a bar/lounge In city centre Situated in the city centre, this hotel is close to Torremolinos Synagogue, Trade Fair and Congress Centre of Malaga, and Bajondillo Beach. Also nearby are Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions and La Bateria. Restaurant, bar/lounge In addition to a restaurant, Hotel Kristal features a bar/lounge. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace and complimentary wireless Internet access. Satellite television Televisions come with satellite channels. Guestrooms also feature air conditioning, climate control, and safes.

52 The hotel is amongst shops, bars, restaurants and the everyday markets which was great. The rooms were clean but very basic, the beds were uncomfortable because the mattress was like concrete, the walls were like paper – they were so bad that I could hear conversations in the next room. I didn't eat at the hotel after being put off by another visitor who was complaining that the fish wasn't being cooked and the queues were far too long because there was only one staff member working the restaurant and the bar. The bar which is directly opposite the restaurant was poor, not much variety and didn't look too clean either. Overall- location is great but the hotel is more like a hostel so don't expect hotel standards. Cheap and cheerful Nice reception area....don't go any further Very nicely done reception area, promises good things to come, but not so. Awful place. Clean, but extremely basic and very strange shaped rooms with not enough lighting. Small window looking on to a noisy street. Breakfast buffet not good either. Once tried...never repeated. Good for the price We stayed here for 5 nights in August. The hotel is basic but for the price paid we could not complain. The food is not very good but there are a multitude of restaurants outside. We found the staff at the hotel very polite and friendly. Rooms were cleaned daily and we would definately return.

53 Von Christian Werner Vor fünf Jahren wurde an der Haupt- und Realschule Hamburg-Sinstorf einheitliche Schulkleidung eingeführt. Heute trägt dort fast jeder Schüler blau-weiße Oberteile, bauchfreie Tops sind passé. Hamburg will nun als erstes Bundesland alle Schulen uniform einkleiden. Unterricht im Einheitslook: Markenklamotten nur unter der Gürtellinie School uniform

54 Serkan Kaçan, 16 Jahre, 9. Klasse: "Durch die Schulkleidung haben viele bessere Lernerfolge. Ich persönlich hab gerade 'ne Flaute. Jeder fühlt sich hier wohl, deshalb gibt es wenig Krankmeldungen. Ich wurde zurückgestuft und in meiner vorherigen Klasse an dieser Schule ohne Schulkleidung gab es immer wieder Sprüche über Aldi-Kinder."

55 Rosalie Knupper, 16 Jahre, 9. Klasse: "Als wir hierher gezogen sind, wusste ich gar nichts von der Schulkleidung. Am Anfang dachte ich erst an England und war abgeneigt. Doch dass hier alles blau ist, fällt nicht auf, und man wird auch nicht aufgezogen, wenn man keine Markenklamotten hat wie an meiner anderen Schule." Ramona Jaster, 15 Jahre, 9. Klasse: "Ich habe mit meiner Mutter im Internet nach einer Schule mit Schulkleidung gesucht und bin deshalb hier gelandet. Auf dem Gymnasium wurde ich gemobbt, weil ich keine Markenklamotten habe. Meine Leistungen sind, seitdem ich hier bin, um einiges besser geworden."

56 Doping is the taking of substances with the aim of improving performance in sport. Recently, Lance Armstrong, the cyclist who won the Tour de France seven times, admitted that his career was built on a potent mix of doping and cheating. The reactions to his confessions illustrate the damaging consequences of doping in sport, for example: those that do doping enjoy an unfair advantage over their rivals doping creates mistrust in the sport doping scandals make the public lose respect and confidence in the sportsmen confessions

57 The most important thing about sport is not the winning but the taking part, because the essential thing in life is not the success but the effort needed to achieve it. Pierre de Coubertin ( 1863-1937) founder of the modern-day Olympic Games. The Olympic dream Is the Olympic ideal still valid today? What can we admire about competitive sport? What has to happen to make sport fair again?

58 Reflection Think of perhaps two tasks or strategies for whole class speaking that could be incorporated into your lessons over the next two weeks. Make a brief note of them and the topic you will need them to fit into. Rachel Hawkes

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