This forum is to discuss the activities provided in the chapter on speaking by Stanley. Take a look at all the activities proposed.
1) what do you think of them?
2) which one would you use in your classes? why?
3) how would you improve it for better results?
Take a look at contributions by other students:
Regarding the activities, “Reading aloud (8.3)” seems to be effective. I also found interesting “Discussions of interests (8.11)”. “Animated film (8.12)” is an activity that would foster leaners´ creativity and it is fun as well. And finally “World issues (8.13)” is an activity that will not only make learners practice their speaking skills, but also it will make them become aware of important issues that individuals face in the world we live in.
Stanley proposes two activities 8.6 and 8.10 that could be very motivating for students as well, since many of them learn English because they want to travel. This way, being able to use technology to help them plan their trips or get information about places would make them feel very motivated to learn.