Discussions That Work
Task-centred Fluency Practice (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers)
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 128 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations, bibliography, index|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 30 January 1981|
How can you make a discussion really work? What sort of activities produce genuine and enthusiastic exchanges of ideas? How can you prepare such exercises quickly and easily? These are some of the questions that Discussions that Work sets out to answer. The first part provides some general guidelines on the organisation of successful task-centred activities. The second part consists of some fifty practical examples which have been tried and found effective in the classroom. They range from fairly simple to complex and sophisticated, and can thus be used with a wide range of learners, from elementary to the most advanced, in both secondary and adult education.
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I. General Principles: 1. What is a discussion?; 2. Some factors in a good discussion: topic, group-work, role-play; 3. Giving the discussion a purpose: the task; 4. Organization; Part II. Practical Examples: 5. Introduction; 6. Brainstorming activities; 7. Organizing activities; 8. Compound activities; Bibliography; Index.
'Penny Ur writes lucidly and sensibly, emphasizing that in the classroom why you need to talk about something is more important than what you should talk about.' Donald Hawes, The Times Educational Supplement ' ... has a wealth of practical ideas which can be used in the classroom tomorrow.' Wendy Scott, Practical English Teaching
|Publisher: ||Cambridge University Press|
|Dimensions: ||22.73 x 15.19 x 0.81 centimeters (0.22 kg)|