Monday, March 26, 2012
Activity 61- Oral Reports (TESOL 2012 special post)
picture credits: ehow.com
Source: Vinicius Lemos
Skills: reading and speaking
Material needed: varied magazines and dictionaries
Take students to the library and ask them to explore the different types of magazines and what kind of articles they contain. Ask each one to pick a magazine and read one article that they find appealing and interesting. Tell them that they should look up new vocabulary words in the dictionary. After they have read the article, they should sit in pairs or groups of three and orally report to their partner(s) what they have just read. As a follow-up, students can share the content of their articles with the whole group as well as the new words they have learned. Students can also vote which story they liked the best.
Tip: For lower levels, teacher can go to the library beforehand and pick the magazine articles students should read.