Thursday, August 16, 2012

889. A high-achiever guitar player

One day teacher of English A said to teacher of English B, “Some day I’ll tell you how to help students with problems at learning and at behaving in classes. Today I wanted to tell you just something about high-achiever learners.

These students may get bored in your classes, and also they may think the coursebook is too simple and childish. Why not making them dream high?

Once I gave a student a sheet with sentences that he had to turn into the passive voice. But this is not exactly naturalistic communication.

One of the school principal's assistants once suggested to me that I could hand out more naturalistc sheets of activities taken from samples of the Cambridge examinations of English: readings with interesting topics like mystery, sheets with usage-of-English exercises that were all of a challenge, blank filling-outs where you’ve got to choose one out of four possible answers. Well, you can think of your students’ particular cases and decide what to do.” / Photo from: ibiblio org. guitar player girl     
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