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December Oral Presentations (OPs) for Avanzado 2

October 19, 2012

Materials: the Sherman Alexie novel and your TV series episodes.

Mission for the novel (delivery of books scheduled for November 1): I recommend you read it a couple of times — the first with your heart (emotional reading), this is, without stopping to look up words in the dictionary, and the second focusing on language, this is 1) looking up the most important words, 2) underlining Useful Language (for your own personal use), 3) selecting passages you love, and/or passages that are good material as Useful Language. In December, you will share your “Useful Language” and your passages in small groups and/or at Plenary. Here are two links to work by Avanzado 2 students on this novel: http://www.eoigetafe.es/ingles/pages/studentscorner/projects/projects.html

Mission based on the episodes of a TV series you picked: find people in class who have chosen the same TV series. Ask me for 20 minutes of time in class to get together with them in November and see if you can form a team to prepare an OP based on that TV series. You can do whatever you like, the “minimum” being that you share some Useful Language you were able to understand (without doing any reading!!). Here is an example, at the Talking People Podcast: Everyday Language 1, http://www.talkingpeople.net/tppodcast/2009/11/22/useful-language-everyday-language-001/ (there are up to 4). Over here, on this blog, there are ideas about how to work with TV series (first paragraph on this page: https://projects4englishlearners.wordpress.com/list-of-projects/. At the Students’ Corner of EOI Getafe you will find examples of OPs by students, too. Here’s the link: http://www.eoigetafe.es/ingles/pages/studentscorner/speaking_listening.html Some are videos and some are texts they prepared. Actually, a group of students who liked theater decided to give their OP the format of acting out three scenes in one of the episodes of Big Bang! You must watch it! It’s fun.

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