7th October 2020
An activity for all levels
A major problem for students is pronunciation and also, in some classes, it can be rather tricky to get the students talking. Obviously, many learners are scared of mispronouncing and ‘losing face’ by their mistake.
This activity helps with both issues.
Arrange the class in small groups and hand each member an card. The students have to read out the information, while the other write down what they hear. Many of my students feel that work is something to be done as quickly as possible, but that will not work in this situation.
Instead, the other team members will need to check what is being said. This encourages slow, clear and careful pronunciation. To assist, use expressions such as:
Can you speak slower, please.
Would you mind speaking slower, please.
How do you spell that ?
Could you repeat that, please.
Sorry, I didn’t catch the phone number.
Let me confirm …
Is that ‘b’ as in blue or ‘p’ as in pink ?
Teachers: adapt to suit the level of your class. Add email address, specific requests etc
Hi, my name is Jane
I’m 22 and work as DJ
I’m really into dancing and parties
I don’t like reading or housework
I hang out with my best besties
We go to clubs and bars
I get there by motorbike or taxi
My email is email@example.com
Hi, I’m James
I’m 27 and I’m a football coach
I like to watch films. I’m a gamer
I’m not into shopping or dancing
I meet up with my brother
I go to the gym and the cinema
I have my own motorbike, Yamaha
My mobile is 098 724 5628
Hello my name is Anna /
I have just turned 19
I’m studying chemistry
In my free time, I eat out I love hanging out with my friends
My blog is AnChem@wordpress
Hello, I’m Carole
I’m 35 and a university lecturer
I’m really into reading
I hate playing sports I detest clubs and loud music
My fb page is CaroleCambridge.
Hi, call me Sarah All right ?
I will be 24 next week
I work in a shopping mall
I go to work by bus
I love eating out. Chinese food.
My cell is 089 428 1015
I’m sweet 16
Next year I go to university
I love sitting in the park, reading
I enjoy listening to music & singing
Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello everyone, I’m Jill
I’m 16 …. no, I’m actually 27
I play football in USA
I go to the park on foot
We eat at Mexican restaurants
My number is 555 207 8291
Hi. You can call me Billie
I don’t want to say my age !
I am a professional dancer
My partner gives me a lift to work
I want to work in the theatre
Contact on email@example.com
My name is Harry Brown,
I come from Berlin, Germany
I listen to music and play football
I love shopping with my girlfriend
I usually grab a taxi
My phone is 39 402 4951
My name is Peter
I was born in France
I watch movies at home and read
I hate theatre, it is so boring
I always use Grabbike.
Facebook me Peter of Paris
My name is Julie
I’m an actress and I’m 31
I love theatre more than cinema
I often hang out in the park
Call on 38 703 8946
My name is Eric
I am only 18
I love football and playing piano
I never read books or go shopping
My iPhone was stolen in the park
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