Speaking Activities for Primary

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Speaking Activities for Primary

Unread post by sharon » 13 Apr 2005, 18:04

Could anybody help me with ways of getting young learners (primary age) to speak?

Thanks in advance for your help


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Unread post by ForumAngel » 01 Oct 2006, 14:23

For a fun game to practise speaking you could give some pupils questions and others the answers, or funny multiple choice answers. Tell the group that the multiple choice answers must match up and find their question.

To keep the class on task have various incentives such as giving a time limit, which is quite tight, so not everyone will finish. When you use this method regularly the students know they do not have time to mess around. You can also give a reward or point to the first group or groups to finish.
You can also say things like, “remember conversations need to be about finding your question or answers”.

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