بنظر شما برای بهبود مهارت صحبت کردن و داشتن یک ارتباط موفق چه کارهایی میتوانید انجام دهید؟ نظر دوستانتان چیست؟
A: I’m interested in a way to improve my reading.
B: One class possibility is Reading for Business. They practice reading memos.
A: Really? I don’t know about that…..
الف: من به راهی برای بهبود خواندن خود علاقه مند هستم.
ب: امکان یک کلاس خواندن برای کسب و کار است. آنها خواندن یادداشت ها را تمرین می کنند.
الف: واقعا؟ در مورد اون چیزی نمیدونم…..
A- Ask your partner these questions.
1- What have you been doing to improve your speaking fluency lately?
2- Have you been making flash cards lately? Why or why not?
3- Do you ever screen your calls? [If yes, ask:] When do you usually do that? Why? [If no, ask:] Why not?
4- If you call someone and the call goes to voice mail, do you always leave a message? Why or
B- Now answer your partner’s questions.
A- Answer your partner’s questions.
B- Now ask your partner these questions.
1- What have you been doing to improve your listening comprehension lately?
2- Have you been keeping a vocabulary notebook lately? Why or why not?
3- Do you ever let a call go to voice mail? [If yes, ask:] When do you usually do that?
Why? [If no, ask:] Why not?
4- If someone calls you and asks you to call back, do you always return the call? Why or why not?
Student A and Student B
C- You and your partner want to improve your listening and speaking skills. Read each tip below and discuss its advantages and disadvantages. Then decide which two tips you think are the best.
Watch movies in English with subtitles.
Make flash cards.
Listen to music in English.
Talk to other students in English.
D- You and your partner want to improve your reading and writing skills. Read each tip below and discuss its advantages and disadvantages. Then decide which two tips you think are the best.
Read websites in English.
Keep a vocabulary notebook.
Write emails to other students in English.
Write a blog in English.
A- Student B’s own answers- Sample answers:
1- I’ve been talking out loud to myself and talking to some classmates in English. / I’ve been speaking a lot in class. / I haven’t been working on my speaking fluency lately.
2- Yes, I have. They help me practice the meanings and pronunciation of new words. / No, I haven’t. I prefer to keep a vocabulary notebook.
3- Yes, I sometimes do. I usually do that when I’m expecting an important call. / No, I never do. I always answer the phone if I can.
4- Yes, I do. If I don’t leave a message and the person sees that I called, he / she might wonder why. / No. I prefer to call again so that I’m sure I talk to the person.
B- Student A’s own answers- Sample answers:
1- I’ve been listening to songs in English and watching video clips online. / I’ve been coming to class every day. / I haven’t really been doing anything.
2- Yes, I have. It helps me remember the meanings of new words. / No, I haven’t. I started one, but I usually forget to write down new words.
3- Yes, I usually let a call go to voice mail if I’m in a meeting or really busy. / No, not if my phone is on. I think it’s impolite not to answer your calls.
4- Yes, I do. I think it’s impolite not to call someone back. / Not always. If I don’t know the person who called, I don’t always call back.
C / D Useful phrases
If your students need extra support, provide them with some of these
I think that [watching movies with subtitles] is a good idea because . . .
I agree, but it also has some disadvantages. First, . . .
I think that [reading websites in English] has a lot of advantages because . . .
Yes, but it isn’t easy to [talk to other students in English] because . . .
What do you think?
Which one do you think is better?
Which tips do you think are the best?
Do you agree?
OK, let’s choose . . .
We think [making flash cards] and [talking to other students in English] are the best tips because . . .