Speaking Tasks (analysis & evaluation)

What are these speaking tasks?

Aim: This lesson is aimed to develop discussion skills but more importantly to focus on critical thinking strategies of analysis and evaluation.

Lesson: In small groups the students are given a speaking task card. It highlights a problem or situation and asks students to discuss the topic, analyse some of the ideas and the evaluate their effectiveness. 

Presentation: After the students have finished, they present their ideas to the class. 

Speaking Task Card 1

Other topics: speaking English, Greener university, plagiarism (writing mills), traffic congestion and homelessness (example)


Speaking Tasks – Analysis & Evaluation

This lessons includes six speaking task cards (halls of residence, speaking English, greener university, plagiarism, congestion, homelessness). In small groups students discuss the situation, analyse the key issues/areas and evaluate which are the most effective (see example).  Level ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP 

Seminar / Discussion Phrases

Seminar Phrases Sheet: a range of standard English phrases 

Suitable phrases to use for giving opinions, facts, interrupting, understanding, summarising, examples and disagreeing

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