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INTRODUCTION
In these TALK Study Tips, we explain in concrete terms Learning is much faster and easier if you ask many
how to use each TALK TOOL. questions!
In general it is better to use only one TALK Card when
Important Points practicing with your partner(s). By sharing just one card
The activities are numbered, but you don’t have to follow you become less ‘card dependent’ and can develop
them in the given order. (For example, you could start with essential communication skills that do not rely
activity 03 and then continue with activity 01.) on reading.
All the activities are for two people, but they can also be
used by three or more learners.

Study Tips for TOOL

Dialogue Cards 1
Front (sample Dialogue Card)
TOOL
Suggested activities for TOOL 1:
Dialogue Card
TOPIC
01
PERSON I.D. 1 It is not necessary to follow them in the given order.

01 Talk about the drawings.


02 Talk about the key words.
1 2
03 Use the text parts.
04 Repeat after the tape.
05 Act out with key words.
3 4
06 Act out with no help.
Sean’s on .. telephone

07 Mix text & your own ideas.


Choose a TOOL and then an
08 Create a Dialogue Card. activity from the Study Tips
Ist’um_/ Sean. his

. weather. great/
Gr_! How. you?

I’m. swim ing/

IsSean. Staes?
H_! How. do_?

Not. /Whast’.?

We. swim ing/

Whast’. name?
QUESTIONS
DIALOGUE

Wher . go?
NARTIAVE
SET ING

friend/

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(See detailed description below.) or vice versa.

2. Decide a sequence for the four drawings (e.g.


TOOL 1 (The Dialogue Cards) 1,2,3,4 or 2,1,4,3) and then create a story with
them in that order.
❏ When you are finished with one sequence,
01 Talk about the drawings. try another one.
(TOOL 1: Front of card)
❏ Use your imagination as much as possible.
1. Talk about what you see and what it means
to you.
02 Talk about the key words.
❏ Use your imagination as much as possible. (TOOL 1: Front of card)
❏ There is no need to talk in complete sentences.
You can communicate perfectly well with just single 1. Read the key words below the drawings.
words.
Example: Question: Country? Answer: England.
Question: Man? Woman? Answer: A man.

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2. Together with your partner create your own
sentences with the key words under the heading 05 Act out with key words.
SETTING. Play with the key words in any way you (TOOL 1: Front of card)
want.
1. Act out the text parts with the help of the key
❏ Use your imagination as much as possible. words on the front of the card.
3. One person then practices saying these sen- ❏ Use gestures and body language as much as possible
tences. to make what you say interesting and convincing.

4. The other person listens. 2. Repeat this process until you can say the
sentences smoothly at a natural speed.
5. Change roles often.
3. Change roles often.
6. Repeat this process until you both can say the
sentences smoothly at a natural speed.
06 Act out with no help.
7. Practice with the DIALOGUE, NARRATIVE, and (TOOL 1: Don’t use front or back of card)
QUESTION key words in the same way.
1. Without any help, act out the SETTING,
DIALOGUE, NARRATIVE, and QUESTIONS.
03 Use the text parts.
(TOOL 1: Back of card)
07 Mix text & your own ideas.
1. Try to find out the meaning of the sentences by (TOOL 1: Back of card)
reading and thinking about the context.
● The activities: 03, 04, 05, and 06 have helped you to
2. Answer the questions. master the text parts as they are. The following activities
are more advanced. In order to do them successfully,
❏ If you can’t find the answers in the text, you have to use you have to be creative.
your imagination and create them.
1. Choose any one of the four text parts: SETTING,
3. Practice the SETTING and the NARRATIVE one by
DIALOGUE, NARRATIVE, or QUESTIONS.
one (one person speaks, the other person listens)
and the DIALOGUE and QUESTIONS together 2. Creatively change a small part (any part is okay)
with your partner (in dialogue form). in each sentence using other words you know.
4. Keep practicing the sentences until you can say ❏ You can make a sentence longer by inserting words or
them smoothly at a natural speed. shorter by eliminating words, or you could substitute
one word or phrase with another. Freely change the
❏ TIP: Read the question silently, make eye contact with sentences in any way you want.
your partner, then ask the question, without looking at
the card. 3. Practice the SETTING and the NARRATIVE one by
one (one speaks the other listens) and the
5. Change roles often. DIALOGUE and QUESTIONS together with your
partner (in dialogue form).
04 Repeat after the tape. ❏ Practice until you can say your new sentences smoothly
(TOOL 1: Back & front of card) at a natural speed.
❏ Change roles often.
1. Listen to the SETTING. Pay attention to pronun-
ciation, rhythm, and intonation. 4. Practice the remaining three text parts in the
same way.
2. Repeat after the tape one by one.
❏ In order to do this, listen, pause the tape, and then
repeat. Pay attention to pronunciation, rhythm, and 08 Create your own Dialogue Card.
intonation. (TOOL 1: Front of card)
3. Repeat after the tape together with your partner. ● The purpose of this activity
. is to create your own,
original Dialogue Card.
❏ Use the blank spaces to repeat or stop the tape.
1. Having practiced talking in the target language in
4. Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3 for the DIALOGUE, various ways, this time, create your own original
NARRATIVE, and QUESTIONS. Dialogue Card using the four drawings.
❏ At all times, you should be in control of the tape.
2. Create your own original Setting, Dialogue,
❏ When working with the tape you could first try repeating Narrative, and Questions.
after the tape while looking at the text. Next you could
try using the key words on the front of the card. Finally, ❏ Create your own characters and, if you want, you could
when you feel confident, just use the tape without even draw your own pictures.
looking at the card.

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Study Tips for TOOL

Question Cards 2
Front (sample Question Card)
TOOL
Suggested activities for TOOL 2:
Question Cards
TOPIC
04
FREE TIME 2 It is not necessary to follow them in the given order.

Question Card
FREE TIME Card 1
TOOL

2 Question Card
FREE TIME Card 2
TOOL

2
01 Read the questions for meaning.
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D o y o u lik e to lis te n to m u s ic ? D o y o u g o o u t in th e e v e n in g ?

W h a t k in d o f m u s ic d o y o u lik e ? W h ic h d a y s ? 02 Read the questions for speed.


D o y o u h a v e a w a lk m a n ? W h a t tim e d o y o u u s u a lly g o
o u t?
H o w a b o u t a s te re o ?

W h e n d o y o u lis te n to m u s ic ?
W h e n d o y o u g e t h o m e ?

D o y o u e v e r s le e p o v e r a t a
03 Find appropriate answers.
D o y o u p la y a n in s tru m e n t? frie n d ’s (h o u s e )?

04 Start a free conversation.


Question Card
FREE TIME Card 3
TOOL

2 Question Card
FREE TIME Card 4
TOOL

2
05 Use the Character Cards to answer
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W h a t’s y o u r h o b b y ?

R e a lly , is it d iffic u lt?


W a n t to g o s k a tin g ?

W h a t a b o u t S a tu rd a y ?
the questions on the Question Cards.
D o y o u ta k e le s s o n s ? T h e n , h o w a b o u t M o n d a y ?

A re th e y e x p e n s iv e ?

C a n y o u s h o w m e h o w to d o it?
W h e re s h a ll w e m e e t?

W h a t tim e ?
06 Use the Question Cards with the Dialogue Cards.
07 Create questions with the help of the key words.
08 Create your own Question Cards.
(See detailed description below.)

5. Practice in the same way with the key words on


TOOL 2 (The Question Cards) the back of a card.
▲ When we talk about the Question Cards, we mean the 4 ❏ The more playfully you practice the more you will be
smaller, detachable cards originally contained in each able to use the target language.
B5 card.
03 Find appropriate answers.
01 Read the questions for meaning. (TOOL 2: Front & back of card)
(TOOL 2: Front of card)
1. One person reads the questions.
1. Choose a Question Card. ❏ TIP: Read the question silently, make eye contact with
your partner, then ask the question, without looking at
2. Read the questions and think about the meaning. the card.
❏ Try to avoid translating the questions into your native
language word by word. Instead, try to understand each 2. The other person answers using his or her
question in its overall sense. imagination.
(Don’t worry if you don’t understand every word.) ❏ There is no need to answer in complete sentences, just
single words are fine!
3. Substitute words making new questions.
❏ Try to come up with as many variations of each 3. Practice until you can read and
question as possible. Remember, even if you change a answer the questions fluently.
question very slightly it is a different question.
4. Change roles often.

02 Read the questions for speed. 5. Practice in the same way with the key words on
(TOOL 2: Front & back of card) the back of a card.

1. One of you reads one question on the front of a


Question Card. 04 Start a free conversation.
(TOOL 2: Front of card)
2. The other person listens.
1. One person reads a question.
❏ Practice reading this question until you can read it
fluently. 2. The other person answers using his or her
imagination, and tries to start a free conversation.
3. Change roles often.
❏ Your free conversation can be short or long, it doesn’t
4. When you have mastered one question practice matter. Use any question as a topic starting point.
the next one.

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❏ In order to answer the questions, use the information on
05 Use the Character Cards to answer the Dialogue Card. You will often have to come up with
the questions on the Question Cards. your own ideas too! Be creative! The topic of the
Dialogue Card (TOOL 1) and the Question Card (TOOL
(TOOL 2: Front & back of card) 2) do not have to be the same.
● Use any Character Card (TOOL 3) in conjunction with a
Question Card. 3. Practice until you can read and answer the
questions fluently.
1. One person reads and asks the questions on the
front of a Question Card. 4. Change roles often.
2. The other person answers while pretending to be 5. Use the key words on the back of a Question
the character of a Character Card. Card to practice with the Dialogue Card (TOOL 1)
❏ In order to answer the questions, use the information on
in the same way.
the Character Card. You will often have to come up with
your own ideas too! Be creative! The topic of the
Character Card (TOOL 3) and the Question Card
07 Create questions with the help of
(TOOL 2) do not have to be the same. the key words.
(TOOL 2: Back of card)
3. Practice until you can read and answer the
questions fluently. 1. Use the key words on the back of the cards as
starting points for new questions.
4. Change roles often.
2. Use these sentences (questions) in the same way
5. Use the key words on the back of a Question as in activity 03 of TOOL 2.
Card to practice with the Character Card (TOOL 3)
in the same way.
08 Create your own Question Cards.
06 Use the Question Cards with the ● The objective of this activity is to create your own,
original Question Cards.
Dialogue Cards.
(TOOL 2: Front and back of card) 1. Use the information on a Character Card to create
● Use a Question Card in conjunction with a Dialogue questions. Write those questions on your own
Card (TOOL 1). Question Card.

1. One person reads and asks the questions on the 2. Read the questions on your new card.
front of a Question Card. 3. Your partner tries to answer your questions by
2. The other person answers while pretending to be using the Character Card (TOOL 3).
the character of a Dialogue Card. 4. Practice until both of you can ask and answer the
questions fluently.
5. Change roles often.

Study Tips for TOOL

Character Cards 3
Front (sample Character Card)
TOOL
Suggested activities for TOOL 3:
Character Cards
TOPIC
04
FREE TIME 3 It is not necessary to follow them in the given order.

Character Card
FREE TIME Card 1 3
TOOL
Character Card
FREE TIME Card 2
TOOL

3
01 Read a Character Card for meaning.
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FIRST NAME P e te r FIRST NAME M a rie
SURNAME
AGE, M. STAT.
OCCUPATION
NATIONALITY
RELATED
S m ith
2 3 , s in g le
te a c h e r
B ritis h
M a rie (g irlfrie n d )
SURNAME
AGE, M. STAT.
OCCUPATION
NATIONALITY
RELATED
A n d e rso n
2 1 , s in g le
b e a u tic ia n
C a n a d ia n
P e te r (b o y frie n d ,
02 Pretend one of you is the character.
PEOPLE PEOPLE m e t 4 m o n th s a g o )
EQUIPMENT e x p e n s iv e P C , k e e p s EQUIPMENT o w n s w o rd p ro c e sso r,

EVENING
ACTIVITIES
b u y in g s o ftw a re (n o
tim e to u s e it)

lik e s s c ie n c e fic tio n


m o v ie s
EVENING
ACTIVITIES
(a fe w flo p p ie s w ith
p e rs o n a l w ritin g )

th e a tre , m o v ie s ,
03 Pretend both of you are characters.
SPORTS s w im m in g (re g u la rly ) SPORTS jo g g in g , s w im m in g ,

HOBBIES

STUDIES
w rite s c o m p u te r
p ro g ra m s a s s id e -
b u s in e s s
n e w Ja p a n e se
HOBBIES

STUDIES
a e ro b ic s

le a rn in g la n g u a g e s

F re n c h s in c e la s t
04 Talk about one character.
la n g u a g e s o ftw a re S e p te m b e r

Character Card
FREE TIME Card 3 3
TOOL
Character Card
FREE TIME Card 4
TOOL

3
05 Talk about two characters.
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FIRST NAME W a lte r FIRST NAME Y u k ik o
SURNAME S m ith SURNAME Y a m a d a
AGE, M. STAT.
OCCUPATION
NATIONALITY
RELATED
5 1 , m a rrie d
p o lic e o ffic e r
B ritis h
P e te r, s o n (th e y g e t
AGE, M. STAT.
OCCUPATION
NATIONALITY
RELATED
2 0 , s in g le
m u s ic s tu d e n t
Ja p a n e se
S m ith fa m ily , h o m e -
06 Start a free conversation.
PEOPLE a lo n g w e ll) PEOPLE s ta y
EQUIPMENT ju s t b o u g h t e x p e n s iv e EQUIPMENT w a lk m a n , m a n y
h i-fi e q u ip m e n t, m
c la s s ic a l m u s ic C D

EVENING o c c a s i o n a l l y c o n c e r t s
ACTIVITIES ( w i t h w i f e ) , u s u a l l y a t
a n y
s

EVENING
ACTIVITIES
c a s s e tte s w ith o w n
re c o rd in g s

c o n c e rts , d is c o s , b a rs
07 Create your own Character Cards.
h o m e , w a tc h e s
b a s e b a ll
SPORTS b o w l i n g ( o n c e i n
w h ile ), c y c lin g
SPORTS a ik id o (See detailed description below.)
HOBBIES ik e b a n a
HOBBIES r e a d s d e t e c t i v e
s to rie s , lik e s A g a th a STUDIES E n g lis h , h ig h le v e l
C h ris tie , e tc .
STUDIES _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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3. Decide what tense you want to use. (past,
TOOL 3 (The Character Cards) present, future)
▲ When we talk about the Character Cards, we mean the Past: Where did you meet Tim Rush?
4 smaller, detachable cards originally contained in Future: When will he go to America?
each B5 card. ❏ Use your imagination as much as possible.
❏ Remember, it is not necessary to talk in complete
01 Read a Character Card for sentences. You can communicate perfectly well with
just single words.
meaning.
(TOOL 3: Front & back of card) 4. Repeat until you can talk about
the character fluently.
1. Choose a Character Card.
2. Read the words and phrases and think about 05 Talk about two characters.
the meaning.
(TOOL 3: Front & back of card)

02 Pretend one of you is the 1. Choose two Character Cards.


character. 2. Follow the same procedure as in the previous
(TOOL 3: Front & back of card) activity: ‘Talk about the character in whatever
way you want in the third person: she or he’.
1. One person pretends to be the character of
a card. ❏ Compare the characters with each other.
Example 1: Which person is older?
2. The other person asks interview-like questions. Example 2: Are they both married?
❏ The interviewer creates the questions looking at a
Character Card, using his or her imagination. 3. Repeat until you can talk about the two charac-
ters fluently.
❏ The one interviewed tries to find the answers on the
Character Card or imaginatively creates them.
06 Start a free conversation.
3. Repeat until you can speak fluently.
(TOOL 3: Front and back of card)
4. Change roles often.
1. Together with your partner choose one Character
Card (TOOL 3).
03 Pretend both of you are
characters. 2. Play with the content of the card for a while
starting a free conversation.
(TOOL 3: Front & back of card)
❏ Play with any word or phrase anywhere on the card to
1. Each one of you pretends to be the character of start a free conversation. Have fun!
a Character Card.
2. Create questions with the Character Cards you 07 Create your own Character Cards.
have chosen. (TOOL 3: Front and back of card)
3. Ask each other questions and answer them by ● The purpose of this activity is to create your own,
using the Character Cards. original Character Card.

3. Repeat until you can speak fluently. 1. Choose a Character Card.

4. Change roles often. 2. Look at the categories on the left hand side.
❏ Cover the information on the right hand side so it
doesn’t interfere with your thinking.
04 Talk about one character.
(TOOL 3: Front & back of card) 3. Create a new character for your own, original
Character Card.
1. Together with your partner choose one
Character Card.
2. Talk about the character in whatever way you
want in the third person: she or he.

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Study Tips for TOOL

IdeaCue Cards 4
Front (sample IdeaCue Card)
TOOL
Suggested activities for TOOL 4:
IdeaCue Cards
TOPIC
04
FREE TIME 4 It is not necessary to follow them in the given order.

IdeaCue Card
FREE TIME Card 1 4
TOOL
IdeaCue Card
FREE TIME
2

Card 2
TOOL

4
01 Get to know the front of one card.
02 Create sentences using the words and phrases
on the front of one card.
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a rt e x h ib it lo o k in g a t th e a p a in te r p a in tb ru s h in h a n d
p
p
s
s
e o p le ta lk in g
a in tin g s
p o t lig h ts
ta tu e
p ro g ra m
s ta rin g a t a p a in tin g
w e ll lit
a d m ire
th e s u n
p a in tb o x
b e re t
b ird s fly in g
b
s
p
a
e a c h
u n a b o v e w a v e s
a in tin g a b ird
n a rtis t
03 Get to know the text on the back of one card.
h a n d s b e h in d b a c k a p p re c ia te a p ro n s u n ris e
w id e fra m e s s e a s id e s u n se t

04 Create a story with the words and phrases


h a n d o n h is s h o u ld e r e a se l

TOOL TOOL
IdeaCue Card
FREE TIME Card 3 4 IdeaCue Card
FREE TIME Card 4 4
on the front of one card.
05 Create a story using the text on the back of one card.
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m o v ie th e a tre
tic k e t w in d o w
4 p e o p le
w a itin g in lin e
a q u e u e
p o s te r
a d v e rtis e m e n t
o n th e w a ll
fra m e d
a c tio n s h o t
m a n s e a te d
re a d in g n e w s p a p e r
a rm c h a ir
ru g in fro n t o f
fo o ts to o l
w in d o w is c lo s e d
h ig h c e ilin g
s p a c io u s ro o m
re la x in g
fre e tim e
06 Create a story using the words and
o n e s in g le
o n e c o u p le
a n o th e r s in g le
b o x o ffic e o v e rh e a d lig h t
w e ll-s to c k e d
b o o k s h e lv e s
c u p b o a rd s b e lo w
s p a re tim e
a p la n t
a p o t
re c lin in g
phrases on the front of two or more cards.
07 Create a story using the text on
the back of two or more cards.
(See detailed description below.)

2. Use the words, phrases and sentences as hints to


TOOL 4 (The IdeaCue Cards) create your own sentences.
▲ When we talk about the IdeaCue Cards, we mean the 4
smaller, detachable cards originally contained in each 04 Create a story with the words and
B5 card. phrases on the front of one card.
(TOOL 4: Front of card)
01 Get to know the front of one card.
1. Choose one IdeaCue Card and create your own,
(TOOL 4: Front of card) original story with the help of the drawing and the
1. Talk about what you see and what it means words and phrases below it.
to you. ❏ You don’t have to use all of the words and phrases.
❏ See TOOL 1, activity 01.
2. One person tells the story while the other person
2. Read the words and phrases and playfully try to helps the storyteller by asking questions.
guess (find out) their approximate meanings.
05 Create a story using the text on
02 Create sentences using the words the back of one card.
and phrases on the front of one card. (TOOL 4: Back of card)
(TOOL 4: Front of card) 1. Choose one IdeaCue Card and create your own,
1. Use the words and phrases as hints to create your original story with the help of the text on the
own sentences. back.
❏ You don’t have to use all of the text.
2. Then try to create sentences without looking at
the text below the drawings. 2. One person tells the story while the other person
helps the storyteller by asking questions.
03 Get to know the text on the back of
one card.
(TOOL 4: Back of card)
1. Read the words, phrases and sentences and think
about their meanings.

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06 Create a story using the words and 07 Create a story using the text on
phrases on the front of two or more the back of two or more cards.
cards. (TOOL 4: Back of card)
(TOOL 4: Front of card)
1. Chose two or more cards and follow the same
1. Chose two or more cards and follow the same procedure as in TOOL 4, activity 05.
procedure as in TOOL 4, activity 04.

Study Tips for TOOL

Transcription Cards 5
Front (sample Transcription Card)
TOOL
Suggested activities for TOOL 5:
Transcription Card
TOPIC
05
TRAVEL 5 It is not necessary to follow them in the given order.
3
Is it R u s s ia ? ➝Y e s . ➝O h .
W h e re in th e c ity is it? ➝
It’s in R e d S q u a re . It’s q u ite
f a m o u s , y o u k n o w . ➝I s th a t
a s m a ll c ity o r a b ig o n e ? ➝
V e ry b ig .
01 Listen to the tape without looking at the card
➀ ➁
PICTURE 3
Is th is a p ic tu re o f th e
c o u n t r y s i d e ? ➝Y e s . A n d t h e
02 Follow the text while listening to the tape.
s e a s o n is a u tu m n . ➝ W h a t
m o n t h i s i t ? ➝O c t o b e r . ➝I s
it d a y tim e o r n ig h t-tim e ? ➝
It’s d a y tim e . ➝ W h a t k in d
o f r o a d i s t h a t ? ➝I t ’ s a s m a l l
03 Imitate the voices on the tape.
c o u n try ro a d . ➝ Is th e b u s
n e w o r o ld ? ➝I t’ s q u ite o ld .

Debbie & Subhan


W h a t ’ s h i s a g e ? ➝A b o u t 3 0 .

➝O n w h ic h s id e o f th e r o a d
is th e s ig n ? ➝ O n th e rig h t
s id e . ➝W h a t k in d o f s ig n is
it? ➝It’s a s p e e d s ig n . ➝Is
04 Make your own recording.
➝ S o h is n a tio n a lity is
PICTURE 1
W h e re is th is a irp la n e g o in g ?
A u s tra lia n ? ➝
A m e r i c a n . ➝A n d w h a t ’ s h i s
N o ,
th e re a lim it? ➝ Y e s , 6 5
m i l e s p e r h o u r . ➝W h a t k i n d (See detailed description below.)
o f tre e s a re th o s e ? ➝M a p le
➝ F ro m A m e ric a to jo b ? ➝ H e w o rk s w ith
t r e e s . ➝I s t h e b u s c o m i n g o r
A u s tr a lia . ➝A n d w h a t’ s th e c o m p u te rs . ➝ Is th is h is
g o in g ? ➝ It’s g o in g . ➝
d u ra tio n o f th e flig h t? ➝ h o lid a y ? ➝N o , it’s h is firs t
W h a t’s o n to p o f th e b u s ? ➝
A b o u t 1 2 h o u rs. ➝M m . Is b u s in e s s tr ip . ➝D o y o u lik e
L u g g a g e . ➝W h o ’ s i n s i d e t h e
th e p la n e fu ll? ➝ N o , it’s f l y i n g ? ➝N o , I d i s l i k e f l y i n g
b u s ? ➝ T o u ris ts a re in s id e
q u i t e e m p t y . ➝A r e t h e r e a n y b e c a u s e o f th e je tla g .
th e b u s .
la rg e s e a ts th e re ? ➝Y e s . ➝
W h a t’s h e re a d in g ? ➝ H m ,
lo o k s lik e a m a g a z in e . ➝ PICTURE 2
PICTURE 4
W h a t’s th e o th e r g u y
d r in k in g ? ➝A m e r ic a n b e e r .
➝ D o th e y h a v e th e ir s e a t
W h a
th e K
t is th is ? ➝It lo o k s lik e
r e m lin . ➝W h e r e is th e
W h o ’re th e p e o p le o u ts id e
w a itin g fo r? ➝ T h e y ’re
The better you become at using the sound
K re m lin ? ➝T h e K re m lin ’s
b e lts o n ? ➝ O f c o u rs e . ➝
W h o is J o e ? ➝J o e is fly in g
in M
c o u n
o s c o w . ➝A h . Is th a t a
tr y o r a c ity ? ➝T h a t’ s a
w a itin g fo r m y m o th e r to
fin is h ta lk in g . ➝ H o w a re patterns of a language the better will you be
o n b u s in e s s to A u s tra lia . ➝ th e y s ta n d in g ? ➝ In a lin e .
c ity . ➝ O h . W h a t c o u n try ?
➝ H o w lo n g is it? ➝ O n ly able to communicate what you want to say and
© C S I
to understand what others say to you.

2. Stop the tape. One person tries to imitate the


TOOL 5 (The Transcription Cards) sentence as accurately as possible.
3. Your partner listens carefully and gives feedback.
01 Listen to the tape without looking 4. Practice the sentence until you are fluent.
at the card.
(TOOL 5: Front and back of card) 5. Change roles often.
1. Without looking at the card, listen to the tape 6. Do the same with another sentence.
carefully.
❏ You can listen to the whole recording or to one section 04 Make your own recording.
of it. Use the tape in any way you want. (You can
pause, fast-forward, rewind, or stop it.)
(TOOL 5: Front and back of card)
1. Make your own recording of the text on the card.
02 Follow the text while listening to ❏ Record only 3 to 4 sentences at a time.
the tape. ❏ An arrow → or a double wave ≈ indicates that there is a
(TOOL 5: Front and back of card) role switch in the conversation on the tape.
❏ When you do the recording, keep trying to imitate the
1. Try to follow the sentences while listening to the
pronunciation, rhythm, intonation, and speed of the
tape. native speakers.
❏ Follow the text without trying to understand every word.
2. Compare your own recorded voices with those of
the native speakers, paying attention to pronun-
03 Imitate the voices on the tape. ciation, rhythm, intonation, and speed. Talk about
(TOOL 5: Front and back of card) the differences that you notice.
1. Listen carefully to one sentence.

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Study Tips for TOOL

Feedback Cards 6
Front (sample Feadback Card)
TOOL
Suggested activities for TOOL 6:
Feedback Card
TOPIC
01
PERSON I.D. 6 It is not necessary to follow them in the given order.
➀ S E T T IN G
a le a f
I t’ s s u m _ / S e a n .. h is
a flo w e r
g ra ss
frie n d s
frie n d /

D IA L O G U E
01 Connect the vocabulary with the drawings.
a b ig a n t
H _ ! H o w .. y o u .. d o _ ?
a s w e a te r


a n in s e c t
le g s
G r _ ! H o w .. y o u ?
02 Define words without using them.
p e ta ls
N o t .. / W h a t’ s ..?
th in k in g
s m e lls g o o d
a p o n y ta il I ’ m .. s w im m in g /
03 Use the key words.
a g o o d d e s ig n


a sa n d y b e a c h
g re e n
N A R R A T IV E
Sean’s on .. telephone 04 Read the questions and answer them.
h a n d s W e .. s w im m in g /
a p a lm tre e .. w e a th e r .. g r e a t/
c a lm w a te r
fla g s Q U E S T IO N S
05 Testyourself.
tru n k
a s a ilin g b o a t
W h e r e .. g o ?
W h a t’ s .. n a m e ?
(See detailed description below.)
h o lid a y I s S e a n .. S ta te s ?
√ U S A
s h o rt h a ir
sq u a re
fo o tp rin ts
n a tu re
sa n d d u n e s
Can you think of more words? © CSI

TOOL 6 (The Feedback Cards) 04 Read the questions and answer


them.
(TOOL 6: Front & back of card)
01 Connect the vocabulary with the
drawings. 1. Together with your partner find answers to the
questions on the upper back half of the card.
(TOOL 6: Front of card)
❏ If the answer is not contained in the text parts on the
1. Find out the meaning of the vocabulary in the matching Dialogue Card or in the four drawings on the
frame in the middle of the front of the card. front of the Feedback Card, you will have to use your
imagination to create appropriate answers.
2. Connect the words in the frame with the four
drawings. 2. Practice asking and answering the questions.
❏ TIP: Read the question silently, then ask the question
without looking at the card.
02 Define words without using them.
❏ Your partner answers without looking at the card.
(TOOL 6: Front of card)
3. Keep practicing until you can both speak fluently.
1. With your partner choose 10 words from the
vocabulary column of any Tool 6 card. 4. Change roles often.
2. Write definitions in English without 5. Do the same with the upside down
writing the word you are defining. questions following steps 1 — 4.
3. Exchange this list with a list from another pair
and try to guess the words being defined. 05 Test yourself.
❏ For any words you cannot guess you should ask the (TOOL 6: Back of card)
pair who made the list to give you some hints.
● The purpose of this activity is to challenge each other.

1. One person asks the questions on the back of the


03 Use the key words.
upper half of a Feedback Card.
(TOOL 6: Front of card)
2. The other person answers quickly without
1. Use the key words to act out the Setting, looking at the card.
Dialogue, Narrative, and Questions.
❏ Try not to use the Dialogue Card because it’s more 3. Change roles often.
challenging and fun if you don’t.
4. Test yourselves.
2. Use the key words creatively. ❏ Test yourselves 2, 3 or more times until you can speak
❏ Use your imagination. fluently. Each time give yourselves a score.
❏ Use the chart on the back at the top of the Feedback
Card to record the result of your test. Decide your own
challenges and create your own scoring system.
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Study Tips for TOOL

Lyric Cards 7
Front (sample Lyric Card)
Lyric Card TOOL
Suggested activities for TOOL 7:
TOPIC SHEENA EASTON 7
It is not necessary to follow them in the given order.
01


Modern Girl
It looks like _____ again
He wakes and _____ hello
She takes the _____ again
Turns on the ___________ show
She’s on her _____ again
She fixes ______
While he takes a ________
Hey that was ______ he said
I wish we ______ stay __ bed
But I got to be at _____
In _____ than an hour
Through ______ town where she
Keeps a tangerine
Fixed to a __________
Until it’s _______ to leave
Her dreams on the __________
01 Listen to the song and fill in the blanks.
She walks to the _______
She manages a ______

02 Sing the song with the help of the written Lyrics.


Like _________ else
As he ______ out the door
An independent _____
She’s a _______ girl
Taking _____ of herself
Who’s been through this ______
➁ before * Repeat, ** Repeat
*She don’t build her ______ She used to ______
‘Round no _______ man About him all ____ long
But she’s _______ by
Doing what ____ can
She is free to be
What she ______ to be
All she wants to be
Soon as she gets ______
It’s him ___ the telephone
He asks her to _______
She says I’m ____ free
Tonight I’m gonna stay ______
03 Read the lyrics for meaning.
Is a modern ____ And watch my _____

INFORMATION GAP A
**Na na na na na...
She’s __ modern girl

QUESTIONS
* Repeat, ** Repeat (five times)

H o w m u c h tim e d o th e y h a v e
04 Find the missing information by asking each other questions.
to g e th e r?
Name: S h e e n a _ _ _ _ _ _ W h a t’s th e s o n g a b o u t?
Is s h e s a d th a t h e ’s le a v in g ?
Birth place: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , S c o t l a n d
Birth date: A p r i l 2 7 , _ _ _ _ _ _
Nationality: S c o t t i s h
D o y o u lik e th is k in d o f s o n g ?
W h o w a k e s u p firs t?
D id th e y s e t a n a la rm c lo c k ?
Is th is h e r firs t b o y frie n d ?
W h e n d id th e y firs t m e e t?
05 Read the questions and answer them.
W h a t d o e s “ b e e n th ro u g h th is
College: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ H o w m a n y h o u rs d id th e y s le e p ? m o v ie b e fo re ” m e a n ?
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ D ra m a & A rt
Graduated: _ _ _ _ _ _
First on TV: B B C , _ _ _ _ _ _
3 famous hits:
W h a t’s h e r n a m e ?
W h a t d o e s s h e lo o k lik e ?
D o e s sh e fe e l g o o d a b o u t h e r
W h a t’s m o s t im p o rta n t in h e r
life ?
D o e s s h e w a n t to b e a
h o u s e w ife ?
06 Use the drawings and the song to start a free conversation.
life ?
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ W h a t d o y o u lik e a b o u t th is g irl?
9 T o 5 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ W h a t k in d o f w o rk d o e s s h e d o ?
T e le fo n e
Famous movie song:
F o r Y o u r E y e s O n ly , _ _ _ _
In p ic tu re tw o , w h e re ’s s h e
g o in g ?
W h a t is s h e th in k in g a b o u t in
W h a t a re y o u r d re a m s a b o u t a
re la tio n s h ip w ith a m a n /w o m a n ?
W o u ld y o u lik e to liv e th e w a y
sh e d o e s?
07 Create your own Lyric Card.
p ic tu re tw o ?
(See detailed description below.)
Performed for Queen Elisabeth: A re y o u a m o d e rn g irl/b o y ?
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , N ov.1980 W h a t d o e s “ s h e fix e s c o ffe e ”
m e a n ?
USA concert tour:
S p rin g — A u tu m n , _ _ _ _ _ _ W h a t d o th e y h a v e fo r b re a k fa s t?
Married: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 9 8 5 © Creative Services International

TOOL 7 (The Lyric Cards) 05 Read the questions and answer


them.
(TOOL 7: Front and back of card)
01 Listen to the song and fill in
the blanks. 1. Together with your partner find answers to the
questions on the front of the card.
(TOOL 7: Front of card)
❏ If you can’t find the answer on the Lyric Card, you may
1. Listen to the song and fill in the blanks indicated have to use your imagination to create appropriate
by a line _____. answers.

2. Then, practice asking and answering the ques-


02 Sing the song with the help of the tions.
written lyrics. ❏ TIP: Read the question silently, make eye contact with
(TOOL 7: Back of card) your partner, then ask the question, without looking at
the card.
1. Sing the song with the lyrics.
❏ Your partner should answer without looking at the card.

3. Change roles often until you are both fluent.


03 Read the lyrics for meaning.
(TOOL 7: Back of card) 4 . Do the same with the questions on the back of
the card following steps 1 — 4.
1. Try to find out the meaning of the lyrics.
❏ Don’t use a dictionary when you come across words that
you don’t know the meaning of. Instead ask other 06 Use the drawings and the song to
classmates or your teacher in the target language. start a free conversation.
1. Start a free conversation about the two drawings
04 Find the missing information by and the lyrics.
asking each other questions. ❏ Talk freely about the drawings and the lyrics following
(TOOL 7: Front and back of card) your own thoughts.

1. One person looks at the Information Gap A on the


front of the card. 07 Create your own Lyric Card.
2. The other person looks at the Information Gap B 1. Choose a song you like and create your own,
on the back of the card. original Lyric Card complete with drawings,
information gaps, and questions.
3. Try to find out the missing information (indicated
by a line _____ ) by asking each other questions.
4. Repeat until you are both fluent.
5. Change roles often. (If you did Information Gap A,
change to Information Gap B.) Page 9
Evaluation Ideas OUTSIDE CLASS
for Self-Assessment Sheets F o r th e p u rp o s e o f
o u ts id e c la s s , w e ’v
m a k in g b e tte
e d iv id e d p ra
r u s e o f th e tim e a v a ila b le
c tic in g th e ta rg e t
W e h av e d iv id e d th is lis t o f e v a lu a tio n id e a s fo r la n g u a g e o u ts id e c la s s in to tw o p a rts : (1 ) p ra c tic in g
A ssessm e n t S h e e ts in to tw o p a rts : th o s e y o u c a n u s e in s p e a k in g w ith a n y o th e r p e rs o n a n d (2 ) p ra c tic in g th e
c la s s a n d th o s e y o u c a n u s e o u ts id e c la s s . U s e th is lis t a s a ta rg e t la n g u a g e o n y o u r o w n . W e c a ll th e s e tw o c a te g o -
re so u rc e to h e lp y o u p e rs o n a l i z e y o u r Self-Assessment r i e s TANDEM a n d SOLO. ( T h e te rm s th e m s e lv e s a re n o t
Sheet o n th e fo llo w in g tw o p ag es. ENGO im p o rta n t. F e e l fre e to u s e th e m o r n o t.)
(English only)
is a convenient way to refer
IN CLASS to the amount of English spoken TANDEM & SOLO Activities
during one class.
I s p o k e E n g lis h fro m s ta rt to e n d . I s p o k e E n g lis h w ith s o m e o n e . (w rite m in u te s )
In th is c la s s I s p o k e E n g lis h fo r (w rite m in u te s ). I d id T A N D E M fo r (w rite m in u te s ).
T h e a p p ro x im a te p e rc e n ta g e o f E n g lis h I s p o k e d u rin g
th is c la s s w a s (w rite p e rc e n ta g e ). I re a d fo r p le a s u re . (w rite m in u te s )
I c o m m u n ic a te d m a in ly in th e ta rg e t la n g u a g e . I re a d fo r fu n . (w rite m in u te s )
I d id 1 0 0 % E N G O . I re a d a n e w s p a p e r o r m a g a z in e fo r in fo rm a tio n .
(w rite m in u te s )
I d id E N G O fo r [le n g th o f c la s s ] m in u te s .
I w a tc h e d a n E n g lis h -la n g u a g e m o v ie o r T V p ro g ra m .
I u s e d th e T A L K c a rd s fo r (w rite m in u te s ). (w rite m in u te s )
I u s e d T A L K T o o l n u m b e r (w rite # ) fo r (w rite m in u te s ).
I re m e m b e re d v o c a b u la ry . (w rite m in u te s )
I u s e d o th e r m a te ria ls . I re m e m b e re d o r re v ie w e d v o c a b u la ry . (w rite m in u te s )
I ta lk e d a b o u t a n e w s p a p e r a rtic le I re a d . I re v ie w e d v o c a b u la ry w ith a n o th e r p e rs o n .
I ta lk e d a b o u t a m o v ie o r T V p ro g ra m I s a w . (w rite m in u te s )

I u s e d m y ta p e . I im ita te d th e v o ic e s o n m y ta p e c a re fu lly .
(w rite m in u te s )
I p ra c tic e d w ith m y ta p e fo r (w rite m in u te s ).
I re p e a te d a fte r m y ta p e a lo u d . (w rite m in u te s )
I d id d ic ta tio n w ith m y ta p e .
I d id a d ic ta tio n w ith m y ta p e . (w rite m in u te s )
I a s k e d th e te a c h e r/fa c ilita to r a q u e s tio n . I re p e a te d a fte r m y ta p e a n d d id a d ic ta tio n .
I a s k e d th e te a c h e r/fa c ilita to r q u e s tio n s .
I s a n g E n g lis h s o n g s . (w rite m in u te s )
I c o m m u n ic a te d w ith c la s s m a te s fro m o th e r g ro u p s .
I re m e m b e re d E n g lis h s o n g s . (w rite m in u te s )
I d id fre e c o n v e rs a tio n fo r (w rite m in u te s ).
I re m e m b e re d a n d s a n g E n g lis h s o n g s . (w rite m in u te s )
I d id a p e rfo rm a n c e .
I d id a p e rfo rm a n c e in m y g ro u p . I w ro te a le tte r o r s e n t a n e -m a il. (w rite m in u te s )
I d id a p e rfo rm a n c e w ith a n o th e r g ro u p .
I w a s la te . (w rite m in u te s )
I d i d a C S - S h o w . (Comunication Skill Show)
I w a s a b s e n t.
I e n jo y e d m y s e lf. I w a s a b s e n t w ith o u t a g o o d re a s o n .
I d id m y b e s t. I w a s a b s e n t w ith a g o o d re a s o n .
D id y o u h a v e a g o o d tim e / fu n ? I w a s o n tim e .
D id y o u d o y o u r b e s t?
U s e th e id e a s a s th e y a re , m o d ify th e m ,
D id y o u a n d y o u r p a rtn e r d o y o u r b e s t? o r a d d y o u r o w n id e a s !
D id y o u u s e g e s tu re s w h e n p ra c tic in g th e ta rg e t la n g u a g e ?
D id y o u s p e a k in th e ta rg e t la n g u a g e w ith o u t b e in g s h y ?
Ways of Evaluation
D id y o u p ra c tic e w ith y o u r p a rtn e r u n til y o u c o u ld s a y U s e a n a p p ro p ria te e v a lu a tio n s c a le fo r e a c h e v a lu a tio n
th e s e n te n c e s flu e n tly ? id e a o n y o u r S e lf-A s s e s s m e n t S h e e t. H e re a re s o m e
D id y o u p a y a tte n tio n to rh y th m , in to n a tio n , s u g g e s tio n s :
a n d p ro n u n c ia tio n ? y es o r n o
D id y o u u s e y o u r im a g in a tio n o fte n ? m in u te s
h o w m a n y tim e s
U s e th e id e a s a s th e y a re , m o d ify th e m ,
s c o re o f 1 -5
o r a d d y o u r o w n id e a s !
s c o re o f 1 -1 0
p e rc e n ta g e
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Self-Assessment Sheet
Class Name:

© 1991-1999 CSI • © 2000 Johann Junge


Group Name:

Sheet Started ____/ ____/ ____ Sheet Completed ____/ ____/ ____ My Name:

My Number:
N O T E S

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