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Tasks for Language Teachers A resource book for training and development Martin Parrott CAMBRIDGE TEACHER TRAINING. AND DEVELOPMENT Series Editors: Marion Williams and Tony Wright CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, Singapore, Sao Paulo Cambridge University Press ‘The Edinburgh Building, Cambridge CB2 2RU, UK Information on this title: © Cambridge University Press 1993 It is normally necessary for written permission for copying to be obtained in advance from a publisher. Some of the resources in this, book are designed to be copied and distributed in class. The normal requirements are waived here and itis not necessary to write to Cambridge University Press for permission for an individual reacher to make copies for use within his or her own classroom. Only those pages which carry the wording ‘© Cambridge University Press” may be copied. First published 1993 12th printing 2006 Printed in the United Kingdom at the University Press, Cambridge A catalogue record for this publication is available from the British Library Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication data Parrott, Martin. Tasks for language teachers: a resource book for training and development / Martin Parrott. p. cm. ~ (Cambridge teacher training and development) ISBN 0-521-41648-5, — ISBN 0-521-42666-9 (pbk.) 1. Language teachers ~ Training of. I. Title. Il. Series. PS3.85.P37 1993 92-34467 418'.007-de20 CIP ISBN-13 978-0-521-42666-4 paperback ISBN-10 0-521-42666-9 paperback Contents Li Tr need x Thanks viii Acknowledgements ix Introduction 1 Part A For the trainer 8 1 Using the Tasks 8 2 Carrying out small-scale research in the classroom 17 3 Devising and evaluating Tasks 25 Part B Tasks and accompanying notes 36 4 The learners 36 5 The teacher 88 6__ Planning 114 7 Teaching: Developing skills 149 8 Teaching: Developing linguistic competence 249 PartC Resources bank 289 Section 1 Compositions written by learners of English 290 Section 2 Schemes of work and lesson plans 296 Section 3 Extracts from published materials 303 Bibliography 318 321 Index