Speaking Tasks (analysis & evaluation)
What are these speaking tasks?
Aim: This lesson is aimed to develop discussion skills but more importantly to focus on critical thinking strategies of analysis and evaluation.
Lesson: In small groups the students are given a speaking task card. It highlights a problem or situation and asks students to discuss the topic, analyse some of the ideas and the evaluate their effectiveness.
Presentation: After the students have finished, they present their ideas to the class.
Speaking Task Card 1
Other topics: speaking English, Greener university, plagiarism (writing mills), traffic congestion and homelessness (example)
Speaking Tasks – Analysis & Evaluation
This lessons includes six speaking task cards (halls of residence, speaking English, greener university, plagiarism, congestion, homelessness). In small groups students discuss the situation, analyse the key issues/areas and evaluate which are the most effective (see example). Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Seminar / Discussion Phrases
Suitable phrases to use for giving opinions, facts, interrupting, understanding, summarising, examples and disagreeing