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IELTSSpeakingPart2Activityteachersnotes

Description AspeakforaminuteactivitytopractisespeakingatlengthforPart2oftheSpeakingtest. Theactivity isdesigned to raise studentsawarenessofthe benefitsofthinking aboutand planningtheiranswers. Timerequired: Additional materials required: Aims: 45minutes asetofcardsforeachpairofstudents astopwatchoraccesstoaclockwithasecondhandforeachpairof students. toallowstudentstopractisespeakingatlengthonagiventopic toraisetheirawarenessofthebenefitsofthinkingaboutand planningtheiranswers.

Procedure 1. Divideyourclassintopairs. 2. Giveeachpairasetofabout20cards.Seesamplecardsforideas.Tellthemtoput thecardsfacedownbetweenthem. 3. Tellstudentshowtoplaythisgame:inpairs,eachstudentinturnpicksupacardand tellstheotherthetopicwrittenonit.S/Hethentalksaboutthetopicfor30seconds, timedbytheirpartner.Thelisteningstudentshouldthenaskthespeakeraquestion aboutwhathasbeensaid.Bothpartnershaveaturn. 4. ExplainthatintheSpeakingtest,candidateshave1minutetothinkabouttheir answerandmakeanynotestheywant.Timestudentsoneminutetodothisnow, usingthesametopiccard. 5. Redividetheclassintonewpairs.Eachstudentrepeatsthesametopiccard,butthis timetheyhavetospeakforaminute,timedbytheirnewpartner.Theirpartnershould thenaskthespeakeraquestionaboutwhathasbeensaid. 6. Askthesefollowupquestionsandhaveabriefclassdiscussionaboutthem: Howwasyourperformancedifferentbetweenthefirst(30second)andsecond(60 second)timeyouspokeabouteachtopic?Whichwasmoredifficult?(Theremay bealotofvariationinstudentanswershere,withsomefindingiteasierthesecond timeeventhoughitwaslonger,astheywereabletousesomeoftheiroriginal ideasandexpandonthem,butsomefindingiteasierthefirsttimeasitwasnttoo long)
UCLES2009.Thismaterialmaybephotocopied(withoutalteration)anddistributedforclassroomuseprovidednochargeismade.Forfurther informationseeourTermsofUseathttp://www.teachers.cambridgeESOL.org/ts/legalinfo

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Whatcanyoudointheminutepreparationtimebeforeyoustartspeaking? (Concentrateonfindingarealpersonalexperiencetotalkabout,writedownkey ideasorvocabulary) 7. Stayinginthesamepairs,eachstudentpicksasecondcard.Studentstaketurnsto talkabouttheirtopicforoneminute,withoneminutepreparationtime.Listening studentstimethemandaskthemaquestionattheend. 8. Redividetheclassintonewpairs.Repeattheactivitywith1minutepreparationtime before. 9. Repeatsteps7and8astimeallowsextendingthespeakingtimeto2minuteswhen thestudentsareready. 10. Holdafinalclassdiscussionusingthefollowupquestionsinstep6toseewhatthe studentshavelearnedfromtheirexperienceofdoingthetask,plusthefollowup questionsbelow: Withapartner,brainstormsomeinterestingvocabularyyoucouldhaveusedin youranswers.Couldyouhaveuseddifferenttensesandstructurestoo? Howcanyouimproveyourperformanceinthispartoftheexam?(Practiseusing thesecardstospeakforaminutewithapartnerinsparemoments,practise preparingandbrainstormingideasonatopicforaminute,recordyourselfspeaking andplaybacktherecording,reflectingonwhatyoucouldimprove)

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Thecardstaketimetomake,somakesurethestudentsdontwriteonthemthen youcanreusethem. Addtothecardsovertimesothatthereisawiderangeoftopics. Youcanexpandthespeakingtimeto2minuteswhenyourstudentsarefamiliarwith theactivity.

UCLES2009.Thismaterialmaybephotocopied(withoutalteration)anddistributedforclassroomuseprovidednochargeismade.Forfurther informationseeourTermsofUseathttp://www.teachers.cambridgeESOL.org/ts/legalinfo

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IELTSSpeakingPart2ActivitySampleCards

myfavourite place lifein thefuture readingor TV? my childhood

mybest holiday thebest invention

abig decision freetime

carorpublic transport? brothers &sisters mobile phones oneofmy teachers

keeping myfavourite fit&healthy possession thebest cityor roominmy countryside? house someoneI admire my idealjob

cookingor convenience food?

recent changesin mycountry advertising

myfavourite howtorelax mybestand filmorbook worst experiences ofshopping myambition TVinmy country theinternet

arecent journey

myfavourite traditional animal weddingsin mycountry

social myfavourite problemsin music mycountry

UCLES2009.Thismaterialmaybephotocopied(withoutalteration)anddistributedforclassroomuseprovidednochargeismade.Forfurther informationseeourTermsofUseathttp://www.teachers.cambridgeESOL.org/ts/legalinfo

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