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IELTSSpeakingPart2Activityteachersnotes

Description
AspeakforaminuteactivitytopractisespeakingatlengthforPart2oftheSpeakingtest.
Theactivity isdesigned to raise studentsawarenessofthe benefitsofthinking aboutand
planningtheiranswers.
Timerequired:

45minutes

Additional
materials
required:

asetofcardsforeachpairofstudents

Aims:

toallowstudentstopractisespeakingatlengthonagiventopic

astopwatchoraccesstoaclockwithasecondhandforeachpairof
students.

toraisetheirawarenessofthebenefitsofthinkingaboutand
planningtheiranswers.

Procedure
1. Divideyourclassintopairs.
2. Giveeachpairasetofabout20cards.Seesamplecardsforideas.Tellthemtoput
thecardsfacedownbetweenthem.
3. Tellstudentshowtoplaythisgame:inpairs,eachstudentinturnpicksupacardand
tellstheotherthetopicwrittenonit.S/Hethentalksaboutthetopicfor30seconds,
timedbytheirpartner.Thelisteningstudentshouldthenaskthespeakeraquestion
aboutwhathasbeensaid.Bothpartnershaveaturn.
4. ExplainthatintheSpeakingtest,candidateshave1minutetothinkabouttheir
answerandmakeanynotestheywant.Timestudentsoneminutetodothisnow,
usingthesametopiccard.
5. Redividetheclassintonewpairs.Eachstudentrepeatsthesametopiccard,butthis
timetheyhavetospeakforaminute,timedbytheirnewpartner.Theirpartnershould
thenaskthespeakeraquestionaboutwhathasbeensaid.
6. Askthesefollowupquestionsandhaveabriefclassdiscussionaboutthem:
Howwasyourperformancedifferentbetweenthefirst(30second)andsecond(60
second)timeyouspokeabouteachtopic?Whichwasmoredifficult?(Theremay
bealotofvariationinstudentanswershere,withsomefindingiteasierthesecond
timeeventhoughitwaslonger,astheywereabletousesomeoftheiroriginal
ideasandexpandonthem,butsomefindingiteasierthefirsttimeasitwasnttoo
long)
UCLES2009.Thismaterialmaybephotocopied(withoutalteration)anddistributedforclassroomuseprovidednochargeismade.Forfurther
informationseeourTermsofUseathttp://www.teachers.cambridgeESOL.org/ts/legalinfo

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Whatcanyoudointheminutepreparationtimebeforeyoustartspeaking?
(Concentrateonfindingarealpersonalexperiencetotalkabout,writedownkey
ideasorvocabulary)
7. Stayinginthesamepairs,eachstudentpicksasecondcard.Studentstaketurnsto
talkabouttheirtopicforoneminute,withoneminutepreparationtime.Listening
studentstimethemandaskthemaquestionattheend.
8. Redividetheclassintonewpairs.Repeattheactivitywith1minutepreparationtime
before.
9. Repeatsteps7and8astimeallowsextendingthespeakingtimeto2minuteswhen
thestudentsareready.
10. Holdafinalclassdiscussionusingthefollowupquestionsinstep6toseewhatthe
studentshavelearnedfromtheirexperienceofdoingthetask,plusthefollowup
questionsbelow:
Withapartner,brainstormsomeinterestingvocabularyyoucouldhaveusedin
youranswers.Couldyouhaveuseddifferenttensesandstructurestoo?
Howcanyouimproveyourperformanceinthispartoftheexam?(Practiseusing
thesecardstospeakforaminutewithapartnerinsparemoments,practise
preparingandbrainstormingideasonatopicforaminute,recordyourselfspeaking
andplaybacktherecording,reflectingonwhatyoucouldimprove)

Additionalinformation

Thecardstaketimetomake,somakesurethestudentsdontwriteonthemthen
youcanreusethem.

Addtothecardsovertimesothatthereisawiderangeoftopics.

Youcanexpandthespeakingtimeto2minuteswhenyourstudentsarefamiliarwith
theactivity.

UCLES2009.Thismaterialmaybephotocopied(withoutalteration)anddistributedforclassroomuseprovidednochargeismade.Forfurther
informationseeourTermsofUseathttp://www.teachers.cambridgeESOL.org/ts/legalinfo

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IELTSSpeakingPart2ActivitySampleCards

myfavourite
place

mybest
holiday

abig
decision

carorpublic
transport?

lifein
thefuture

thebest
invention

freetime

brothers
&sisters

readingor
TV?

keeping
myfavourite
fit&healthy possession

mobile
phones

my
childhood

thebest
cityor
roominmy countryside?
house

oneofmy
teachers

cookingor
convenience
food?

someoneI
admire

my
idealjob

recent
changesin
mycountry

myfavourite howtorelax mybestand


filmorbook
worst
experiences
ofshopping
myambition

TVinmy
country

myfavourite traditional
animal
weddingsin
mycountry

theinternet

advertising

arecent
journey

social
myfavourite
problemsin
music
mycountry

UCLES2009.Thismaterialmaybephotocopied(withoutalteration)anddistributedforclassroomuseprovidednochargeismade.Forfurther
informationseeourTermsofUseathttp://www.teachers.cambridgeESOL.org/ts/legalinfo

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