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1 English conversation

2 My name is James Where do you think I come from?
Where do you think I live? How many years do you think I’ve lived in Thailand? How old do you think I am? What else would you like to know about me?

3 Who are you?

4 What we will study?
Developing listening skills Asking questions (Small talk) Answering questions Promoting conversation Controlling conversation Presenting Giving speeches

5 How to be successful? Experiment with the use of the language Don’t be afraid to speak wrong Ask questions Tell me if you don’t understand

6 You decide!

7 Free Speak About 50/70 words
About anything you want: You, RTNA, News, Culture Don’t worry about grammar Prepare if you want I will ask you questions about it Used as part of your final score

8 Profiles Small Talk 1 Really Wow Ok Yeah Do you Have you Are you
Can you What Where When Why Who How How much How many How often How long How long does it take How far Really Wow Ok Yeah

9 Ice breakers Where did you grow up?
Do you have any brothers or sisters? Do you know what your your name means? What type of phone do you have? What did you do this past weekend? What are your plans for this weekend? What do you like to do in your spare time? What is your middle name? What is your favorite holiday? What is your favorite day of the week? If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? What do you like to do to relax? Are you a saver or a spender? Ice breakers

10 Listen to the ice breakers
What do they say? How would you respond? ….

11 Maybe this will help Yeah, terrible, wasn’t it? I ______________________________________________. They’re all fine, thanks. Julie, that’s my youngest, ____________________________________________________________________. Nothing much. _______________________________________________any good. Thanks! I ________________________. It was _____________________________. Yeah. Great weather for being outside. Shame ____________________________________________________________________! It’s going well, thanks. I ________________________________________, actually.

12 Small Talk A Talks about himself Tim / Kerry
Is a friend of Michaels Tim / Kerry Doesn’t ask questions Tim / Kerry Shows interest Tim / Kerry B Asks a lot of questions Kerry / Nick Comes from Ireland Kerry / Nick Works with Michael Kerry/ Nick Has been to Dublin Kerry / Nick

13 Nick: Hi. I’m Nick. Kerri: Hi, I’m Kerri. I’m a friend of Michael’s. Nick: Me too. So, how do you know Michael? Kerri: We work in the same department. Nick: Oh, I see. How long have you worked there? Kerri: Nearly a year. Nick: Great. Are you enjoying it? Kerri: It’s OK. Every day’s different, you know. Nick: Sounds good. Great party. Isn’t it? Kerri: Yeah, It’ s really good. Nick: Sorry for asking but…is that an Irish accent Kerri: Yes, I come from Dublin originally. Nick: Do you? That’s great. They say it’s a really fun city. Kerri: Yes, it is . have you ever been to Dublin? Nick: No, but I’ve always wanted to go. It’s not expensive, is it? Kerri: Well, prices have been going up…

14 Tim: Hi, I’m Tim. Kerri: Hi, I’m Kerri. I’m a friend of Michael’s. Tim: Right…Great party. Kerri: Yes, it is. Tim: I like the music. Kerri: Me too. Tim: I’m in a band, actually Kerri: Oh. Really? Tim: Yes, we play in pubs and places. I’m free tonight, though. There was a cancellation. Kerri: I see. Oh, I think I see a friend over there. Nice talking to you, Tim. Tim: Oh, right. Er yeah. Cheers, then.

15 Follow Up Questions A I have two children. B I work in London. C I’m going away on business next week. D I’m really tired at the moment. E I saw a great movie last night. F I really love cooking. G It’s my wedding anniversary next weekend. H I bought a new computer last month.

16 6) A Nick: Great party , isn’t it? Kerri: Yeah, it’s really good B Kerri: Have you ever been to Dublin? Nick: No, but I’ve always wanted to go. It’s not expensive, is it? 7) a A: Nick: Great party, isn’t it? B: Kerri: Yeah, it’s really good. b A: I don’t like classical music at all. B: Don’t you? I love it. c A: I’ve got terrible backache. B: Have you? Oh dear.

17 8) a It’s my birthday today. b My car broke down last night. c I won’t be here tomorrow. d I’m not feeling very well at the moment. e John’s passed his driving test, you know. f Jane’s going on holiday next week. g This computer doesn’t work properly. h I don’t like that film very much.

18 Role Play Use your cards Think of an ice breaker
Think of sentences to add to your information Think of some follow up questions Write a role play Act it out (NO READING)

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