Explicit teaching of prediction. Play intros of unknown songs. Stop before the words and ask them to predict what the song might be about. Choose different ones like love, living the moment, loss, success, independance, boredom.Alternatively, bring cut outs of ads and cover the image and name of the product. See if they can predict what the product might be.Ask the pupils when they use prediction in their lives.
http://tlc.cet.ac.il/ShowItem.aspx?ItemID=36ccb108-d73c-4db3-ad15-4112881f0c74&lang=ENThe Enemy by Pearl S BuckAs I was reading this story I used a lot of prediction because there were so many decisions that the characters had to make.
Good Morning. I'd like to share with you a technique my Arabic teacher is doing with us: She brings us a small article from one of the major Arabic newspapers-- with a picture, from last nights news. The level is way over our heads, and our goal is to use our general knowledge and our fledgling language skills to break it down. Most of us are still decoding the words letter by letter. But if the article is about...
Yes, I ‘m like a dog with a bone. My mind is still preoccupied with yesterday’s cheating incident. Nevertheless, I’ve decided to look at this from an altogether different angle. If you can’t beat them – join them! You see, I suddenly remembered something interesting about my own experiences from when I was a student and, on occasion, cheated on tests and quizzes. There were two “methods” that I’d use. One was the classic tiny piece of paper and the other involved writing stuff in the palms of my hand(s).
I’m going to write about an activity that I used with my young and adult learners last year. I’d just taught “talking about predictions in English” .Students’ level was A1 and I tried a couple of communicative activities. But, I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Because, a few students’ spoken production wasn’t as good as I expected. And, spoken production skills have always been my priority.