Thursday, December 24, 2015

Speaking Club Week 3


I try out new ideas every week for the speaking club. This week we started with a very short movie "Struck (Love at First Sight)" I found on www.multimedia-english.com.  In the movie, Joel (Bodhi Elfman) is impaled through the chest by a three-foot arrow. It doesn’t harm him, but it won’t come out, so he has to learn to deal with both his newfound protrusion, and his own painful loneliness. He tries to go to work, to date women, but no one seems ready to accept his strange flaw. Little does he know, his life is about to change forever...

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Speaking Club Week 2

In the second week of the speaking club, the students did some role playing. I found these very short scenarios online and turned them into gap-filling tasks just so the students would work on them a little rather than just read them. The scenarios vary in terms of length and difficulty, so you might want to keep that in mind when distributing the tasks.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Speaking Club Week 1


I have started a speaking club for my lower-level students who wanted to do extra speaking practice. This is the first one of the tasks that I prepared/compiled and will share here on a weekly basis.

The first time we met, I wanted the students to get to know each other because they came from different classes. Also, this first activity was an easy start for most of the students who had little experience in speaking English.