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Once these have been satisfactorily specified, the curriculum content is specified. The pre-listening, for example, is clearly a communicative task, as learners are involved in processing and producing language for communicative ends. It designnig be necessary to backtrack occasionally, to demonstrate letter formation or the placement of letters on a line.

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The Clark and Pattison typologies are quite different. As they cannot be justified on the grounds that they are enabling learners to rehearse real-world behaviours, they must have an alternative rationale.

In fact, as I have already hinted, the distinction between real-world and pedagogic tasks may be more apparent than real. If there is time, change roles that is, the interviewer should now be interviewed.

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Crawford Lifelines p. Review of Educational Research 51,4. Select the most appropriate first and last sentences from the alternatives provided. Alright 31 You dry hands 32 Mother: National Curriculim Resource Centre. Learners are taught to infer the meaning of unknown elements, to understand relations within the sentence in particular, to identify subject and verband to link sentences and ideas, particularly those which are signalled by cohesion. Unfortunately, this takes time because the land also has to recover.


We shall look at some of these beliefs in Chapter 2.

The bottom-up approach to speaking suggests that we start with the smallest units of language, i. Some linguists maintained that it was not necessary to teach grammar, that the ability to use a second language nhnan ‘how’ would develop automatically if the learner were required to focus on meaning in the process of using the language to communicate.

In relation to justification: In addition there is rarely a simple one-to-one relationship between goals and tasks. On there 25 Uh?

Designing instructional materials for teaching listening comprehension. For the classroom teacher, then, a planning framework is likely to look something like the following: You will hear the tape at least three times.

Use of English, pp. The following example shows a text exploited at these three levels. It is permanent in comparison with the ephemeral ‘here one minute and gone the next’ character of spoken language – even of spoken language that is recorded on tape or disk.

In carrying out the reading task, you would have been involved in: Stories and dialogues These are the transactional edsigning, which is primarily concerned with the transfer of information, and the inter- actional function, in which the primary purpose of speech classsroom the mainten- ance of ror relationships. You should work on your own.


What do we mean by authenticity? Just a minute 14 Will you put the top back on the wash- ing basket please 15 Mark: Cambridge Language Teaching Library Hardcover: We may find for example that having been given a typed copy of a language experience story to copy, students are too faithfully reproducing the typewriter’s letter shapes; or that the lack of lines on the typed sheet has not given them sufficient guidance as to where the letters they write should sit in relation to the lines on the page.

It is important for activities at this level to focus learners on doing something meaningful with the information they have extracted.

Taking tasks to task. Alright 10 In there [Mark looks for towel] 11 Mother: I like Jane she always takes your calls we have our little [Jokes 18 19 20 mm she:

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