Retelling news stories, speaking
Upper intermediate level
To provide accuracy and fluency when retelling a news story.
To read examples of news stories
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
T. sends a link to a google drive presentation where Ss. are asked to predict what a news story is and what it is about. They are also asked to read an example of a news story silently.
T. sends Ss to breakout rooms where they are requested to retell the news story they read. T. monitors and always encourages them to use English.
T. sends a link to a google drive presentation. T. asks Ss. to classify certain expressions used when retelling stories into three categories. Ss. are sent to breakout rooms to do this discovery task in pairs. T. shows the MFP of each expression in group.
T. sends a link to a google drive presentation where Ss. are asked to read another news story silently. T. sends Ss. to breakout rooms to retell the news story they read using the acquired expressions. T. monitors while Ss. talk to each other.
T. writes down the mistakes the Ss. did when retelling the stories. T. helps Ss. figure out the correction of their mistakes. She also helps them use advanced language.