Then you see that the mainlanders really are a bunch of backwards farmers no matter how rich their daddies are. . I absolutely loved the way this turned out. Some question asking activities for lower level learners. Other activities Why suffer in a boiling hot classroom trying to motivate sleepy students who only have ice cream on their mind? They are all beginner to intermediate level. Choose the student who you thought was the most interesting out of the whole class.
Speed dating has been popular in larger metropolitan areas in recent years. On this page, you will find suggestions for speaking activities which range from simpler, more controlled interactions to wide-ranging free-speaking activities. Shuffle them up and hand them out so each student has a card - male characters don't necessarily have to go to the boys, and vice versa! Explain the concept to your kids. If anyone else comes up with more questions please post below. In a typical session, five men and five women will rotate, having six-minute conversations with each other. You might want to edit the cards based on the level of your class, or add more, etc. I used this in my classes and they loved it! Your book will help me do some fun conversation classes with them.
I've been asking for help a lot recently so thought I'd give something back in the form of an activity I did with a class of 4ème that worked very well. When the surveys have been completed have students share their findings with the class. I consider it wrong that Chinese students learn English without comparing it with their own language. During a speed dating session people would choose which person they liked the most and if two people like each other than they will go on a real date. We end up with the same speakers sharing their strongly held opinions while the rest of the class sits with glazed eyes. I always feel a bit uneasy talking about this kind of thing.
I had one guy, usually a cheeky so-and-so who cracks jokes at my expense all lesson, nearly burst into tears when I tried to put him into a group with 3 young ladies for some homework. They have no good contexts for doing that. She certainly knows her priorities. Give them each a 'Speed Dating Table' to fill out as they go. The sophomores are more relaxed, but not much. The slides on the video go by fast, so pause when needed. It seems to work well and students who barely say a word most of the time have surprised me, talking almost non-stop.
Where is the best place in your city to take a date? An interviewing activity in which students practise asking questions in the third person. You have to try to make yourself as interesting as possible. We have gone 1:1 this year so each student has a Google Chromebook. Giving them specific time sections for conversing vs. That is until you get some HongKongers and Taiwanese students in there with them.
This game is to try to talk to as many people as you can in English for the majority of the class time. Said this, I thought of the present China, students have words dare not to say, only thing and scold teacher. They seem to lack a huge amount of experience which their Western counterparts might take for granted. Having something interesting to talk will help you to have an interesting conversation, you can start by talking about your job and what you do. Then sit them down along a row of tables, with the 'guys' on one side and the 'girls' on the other. When organizers find a match, the e-mails go out.
It lasted about 40 minutes with me, and that will depend on the size of your class, ability, etc. Here are some ideas for activities which you can do outside. This means a topic you can use to start a conversation such as when there is silence and no one has anything to talk about. The aim is for each person to find their 'perfect match'. After a bit of context setting, vocab work and guided discussion in the first hour, I sit them down and tell them to write 5 questions for a first date.
How many people should you date before getting married? And I thought I was doing him a favour. Set up the desks and then divide your class into two groups, one that stays sitting and one that rotates. This is a simple to set up group discussion activity where students take it in turns to choose a topic and moderate the discussion. But I certainly understand what you experienced, and have dealt with it myself many times. Because men are underrepresented in most of my classes, I have to even up the numbers and some of the women end up pretending to be male for the rest of the lesson.
This section has hundreds of grouped into themed cards for printing and cutting out. A few weeks ago I finished my first academic year of teaching Oral English at a university in the Middle Kingdom. What is the best way to meet boyfriends or girlfriends? It seems complicated written down like that, but it's very simple really. The graphic organizer was easy enough for them to jot down ideas without consuming all of their time. The first year students have almost all been incredibly nervous, those from the countryside and those from the nearby cities alike. Would make a good activity for a Valentines-themed lesson, or just for general fun! The 'Speed Dating Game' is a great way for students to practice their communication skills.