Having good conversation skills is an important skill to have no matter what language we're speaking. Parts of a good conversation are:
This is a nice, short activity that we can fit in anywhere in a lesson, and we recommend doing it often enough that our students can build a good routine of asking follow-up questions and practice real conversation. Use this to turn the English mode on in their brains.
Student: I woke up at 7:00...
Teacher: How did you wake up?
Student: Um, my phone alarm.
Teacher: Ok. Continue.
Student: Then I had breakfast.
Teacher: What did you eat?
· Students do this with a partner.
· Share a few examples as a class to correct.
Create a point system that you see fit. (Ex. a point for each follow-up question)
Good luck! Let me know how it worksfor you and if you have any special touches that I can try in my classes:
Easter Egg Lesson
If we do this on a regular or semi-regular basis, the students will grow their interactive conversation skills that they can use in English or their own language. Being a good conversationalist can be difficult, but it's fundamental in making new friends and influencing people.
Have more time.