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Presenter: Chai Wan Kok Catholic Primary School (AM) Ms Christine LAU christinelau@emb.gov.

hk 2158-4926

Facilitator: School-based Curriculum Development (Primary) Section Joyce YIP joyceyip@emb.gov.hk 2158-4925 19 Nov 2005

Problems encountered
Lack of vocabulary

Inappropriate expressions Lack of confidence

Failing to take turns

Speaking skills for KS1 (CG pp.69-70)


Participate effectively in an oral interaction
Open an interaction by eliciting a response

Maintain an interaction by using single words and formulaic expressions to acknowledge, agree and disagree, ask questions and reply Close an interaction by using simple formulaic expressions, e.g. Good-bye.

Oral practice
Chai Wan Kok Catholic Primary School P.2 April 2004

Controlled practice (pair work) A: Lets go to Tsuen Wan Park. B: OK. A: Are you free on Saturday afternoon? B: No, Im sorry Im not. A: Are you free on Sunday afternoon? B: Yes, I am. A: Good. Lets meet at half past one. B: OK. Lets meet at Parkn Shop.
Sat Sun am pm am pm

Set 6A

A B

Parkn Shop

Source of Parkn Shop logo: http://www.parknshop.com

Semi-controlled practice (pair work) A: Lets go to . . . B: OK. A: Are you free on . . . ? B: No, Im sorry Im not. A: Are you free on . . . ? B: Yes, I am. A: Good. Lets meet at . . . B: OK. Lets meet at . . .
Sat Sun am pm am pm

Set 6B

Tsuen Wan Park

A B

Parkn Shop

Source of Parkn Shop logo: http://www.parknshop.com

Speaking task (pair work) A: Lets . . . B: OK. A: Are you free on . . . ? B: No, Im sorry Im not. A: Are you free on . . . ? B: Yes, I am. A: Good. Lets meet at . . . B: OK. Lets meet at . . .
Sat Sun am pm am pm

(What to do or where to go?)

A B

(Where and when to meet?)

Oral assessment
Chai Wan Kok Catholic Primary School P.2 June 2004

Part 1: Reading aloud


The very hungry caterpillar
Im a very hungry caterpillar. On Monday I eat one apple. On Tuesday I eat two pears. On Wednesday I eat three plums. On Thursday I eat four strawberries. On Friday I eat five oranges. Im full. Do you think Im crazy?

Part 2: Picture description

Part 3: Pair work


A: Lets go shopping. B: ... A: Are you free on Saturday afternoon? B: A: Are you free on Sunday morning? B: A: Good. Lets meet at two oclock. B:

A B

Sat Sun am pm am pm

Oral practice
Chai Wan Kok Catholic Primary School P.3 November 2004

Speaking task: Buying birthday presents

Lets buy ...

Why do we buy ?
Because Where do we We buy Lets go to How much? Good idea!

Using a flow diagram to show the logical sequence of the dialogue (Any reasonable answer) + Can we buy ? Why? We cant buy

Speaking skills for KS2 (CG, pp.71-72)


Participate effectively in an oral interaction
Open an interaction by eliciting a response by asking questions or providing information on a topic

Maintain an interaction by asking and responding to others opinions Acknowledging, agreeing or disagreeing, asking questions, replying, adding or giving examples and explaining, using formulaic expressions where appropriate
Close an interaction by giving reasons

Oral practice
SKH Chu Oi Primary School (Lei Muk Shue) P.4 October 2005

Working out the flow of the dialogue


Re-organizing the contents

Integrating different forms and functions

Revisiting previous knowledge

Providing authentic information for discussion

Discussing the

main ideas
with students
PRICE A: Lets buy some chocolate. B: Which one would you like to buy, fruit and nut milk chocolate or milk chocolate? C: How much is fruit and nut milk chocolate ? D: Its twenty dollars fifty. A: How much is milk chocolate? B: Its nine dollars eighty. C: Which one is more expensive? D: Fruit and nut milk chocolate is more expensive than milk

WEIGHT A: How heavy is fruit and nut milk chocolate ? B: Its weight is 250g. C: How heavy is milk chocolate? D: Its weight is 69g. A: Which one is heavier? B: Fruit and nut milk chocolate is heavier than milk chocolate. OTHER INFORMATION A: Which one is more delicious (heavier / creamier / more delicious / more crunchy)? B: Fruit and nut milk chocolate is more delicious. DECISION MAKING A: What should we buy? B:Lets buy fruit and nut milk chocolate. Because its heavier and more delicious. Its more crunchy too.

Preparing students for the speaking task


Language input: Vocabulary + sentence structures

Controlled practice (group work)


Worksheets (individual assignment) Semi-controlled practice (group work) Live demo (by teacher and students) + feedback Free practice (group work) + cue cards + realia

Free practice: Presentation by the average students


Lets buy some drinks. Which one would you like to buy, lemon coke or skame milk? How much is a can of lemon coke? Its nine dollars fifty. How much is skame milk skimmed milk? Its six dollars seventy. Which one is more expensive? Lemon coke is more expensive than skimmed milk. Which one how heavy is lemon coke? Its weight is three hundred and thirty three hundred and fifty five ml. How heavy is a can of a carton of skimmed milk? Its weight is twenty dollars and thirty six. Excuse me. Its two hundred and thirty six ml. Which one is heavier? Lemon coke is heavier than skame milk skimmed milk. Which one is more delicious? Lemon coke is more delicious. What sh what should we buy? Lets buy lemon coke because its more delicious.

Immediate feedback to students: skame milk skimmed milk twenty dollars and thirty six ->

Our practical wisdom for promoting oral interaction


Working out the flow of the dialogue (re-organizing the contents, using flow diagrams to show the logical sequence & identifying the main ideas) Providing sufficient language input: Vocabulary and sentence patterns (revisiting previous knowledge & integrating different forms and functions) Providing sufficient oral practice: Controlled -> semi-controlled -> free Designing authentic speaking tasks for free practice

Providing immediate feedback through live demonstration


Providing support materials: Realia, word cards, picture cards and cue cards