Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Speaking Cycle 11: Festival Time!

1. Activating

· How many different kinds of festivals can you think of?

· What kinds of activities do you associate with festivals?

2. Sharing

· Think about some festivals which you have been to or participated in.

· Work in groups of three. Tell your group about your experiences at some of these festivals. As you listen to your partners, decide if you have ever been to similar festivals yourself.

3. Preparing

· Choose one experience of one member of your group. One of you is going to tell the rest of the class about this experience (it doesn't matter if the person who speaks is the person who had the experience or if they talk about the experience of someone else in their group).

· Spend 15 minutes, as a group, preparing what the speaker is going to say. Think about a) information, such as what kind of festival it was; where and when it took place; who the person went to the festival with; what the person saw and did at the festival; and b) the organisation and structure of what the speaker will say.

4. Performing

· The speaker from each group talks to the rest of the class.

· As you are listening to other speakers, try to answer the following questions

a) When and where did the festival take place?

b) Who did the person go to the festival with?

c) What did the person see and do at the festival?

d) How did the person feel before, during and after the festival?

e) Would you like to go to a similar festival yourself?

5. Reporting

· When you have heard the speaker from each group, check your answers to the questions with the other members of your group.

· As a group, decide which of the people you have heard about, in your opinion, most enjoys going to festivals.


The TEFL Tradesman said...

Beer festivals were always my favourite when I was, ahem, 'a young man'. I can remember (just about!) attending dozens of them in the late 1970s and early 80s.

Of course, now that I'm no longer so young, it doesn't mean I wouldn't like to attend them - it's just the lack of time, I suppose; plus the fact a hangover tends to linger for two days at least now!

Re the blog; nice work, Mr Cyclist - I'll be using your tandem'd approach a lot this coming academic year, I reckon.

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