Find a suitable audio extract, then ask your students to mirror it – speak at exactly the same time while following the script.
Have you ever photocopied an audio script, blanked out key words with correction fluid, and then re-photocopied as a student worksheet? Here are some task design issues to consider the next time you do this.
Ask students to repeat key phrases to themselves in a low voice several times. This simple activity increases the chance that they will be learned and used, and allows you to monitor pronunciation closely on a one-to-one basis.
Classroom material often includes key phrases for a particular communication skill, grouped in a box according to function. How can these be presented in an active way?
The tip is the same as the last post, with writing in place of speaking. The background and suggestions are different.
This is a simple tip, but one that I still constantly need to remind myself of.