Do you teach 1-on-1 Conversation Lessons?
This lesson idea will bring incredible value to your 1-on-1 lessons with teens or adults.
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How it works
2. Roll the dice and each of us think of a question or conversation topic based on the picture.
3. The question should be INDIRECTLY related to the picture. (It's best if the other person has to ask how you related your question to the picture.)
4. Continue the conversation using follow-up questions based on the other person's answers
5. When the conversation naturally dies down, switch turns and begin a new conversation.
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Why it works
This turns the typical English lesson dynamic on its head by guiding the student to lead a conversation. The student will get to practice leading a conversation that they get to create, and take it to wherever they want to take it. This is also REAL WORLD conversation practice because it builds more than just English language, but genuine conversation skills.
A: What's your favorite food?
B: I like pizza.
A: What do you like to put on your pizza?
B: I like ham and pineapple.
A: We have a name for that kind of pizza in the US. Do you know what it is?
A: What's your favorite pizza place? And your least favorite?
2. The teacher should go first (at least the first time you do this activity) as a demonstration of what you expect.
Let me know how it goes!