Helping our ESO students to speak and write

In this article, Dave Spencer aims to look at how we can move from listening and reading to speaking and writing through a series of carefully structured steps designed to build confidence and knowledge in our students.

Author: David Spencer

1 From listening to speaking

Taking speaking as our productive skill, here is a possible procedure to help students to create their own dialogues.

Step 1

Give your dialogue a context, in this case ‘suggesting somewhere to go on an excursion.’ Any vocabulary needed can be revised, so that we are sure that students have the necessary language to understand and later perform the dialogue.

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