Class theme/topics discussed:
How did you pick this theme or topic?
This activity allows practice language skills in a natural context and with unpredictable vocabulary.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Online personality test projected on the TV-screen.
How did students react?
They enjoyed the class.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Laptop, Internet, TV screen.
Please attach a copy. N/A
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes. But when I checked at our next class if the students remembered the vocabulary they were supposed to learn from this activity, they didn’t remember anything – and I saw that they were not taking notes, so probably when introducing the activity it would be better to give them a specific task of creating a vocabulary list.
Why or why not?
This activity is an efficient imitation of real-life communication since it requires students to use very diverse vocabulary which is not dedicated to any specific topic. Though to benefit more from the activity students should be more active in not only completing the exercise, but in acquiring the structures and lexis IN the task.
March 9, 2010
1. News of the day – 5 min.
2. Exercise to revise Computers and Internet vocabulary.
(From В этой маленькой корзинке – 2, pp. 36 – 37)
3. Completing together an online personality test “Какая роль была бы у Вас в сериале?”
Discussing each point and working on the vocabulary.
4. Reading and translating the results of the test.