Assignment 3: Language Skills
as a receptive skill for this assignment and
as aproductive skill.
“Reading texts also provide good models for English writing” (
How to Teach English
).It took me a while to find an
which will motivate my students to read.
‟ They give exposure to „real‟ Englishand can be very motivating for learners.” (
Learning to TeachEnglish
A practical introduction for new teachers,
The learners are mainly from Easter European countries whose motive for learningEnglish is quite varied. The other is the age factor of the student which means theyhave different needs, competence and cognitive skills. The students in this grouphave from basic to average competence. The majority of students are Romaniansand tend to sit together and help each other. The problem however, is the use of their mother tongue which provokes errors and confusion. (L1 interference )
The authentic text I chose is from a British Health Foundation magazine „HeartMatters‟ issue 41. The text is about the top UK railway walk
s. I believe that this textwill interest learners because it gives information to explore UK in an inexpensiveway and gives them an opportunity to get together and have a real exposure topractice their English.Most of the text has proper names of places which will help students identifyCapitalization of Proper Nouns.
Students will find that there aren‟t
many new words in the texts which will motivatereading and easy understanding.
Reading skills include the sub-skills
reading for gist
reading for specific information
reading for detailed comprehension (intensive reading task)
Cambridge CELTA Course Assignment 3 Essay
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Cambridge CELTA Course Assignment 3
Skills Related Task
Selection of a reading or listening text with rationale, tasks and lesson plan design
Date: Feb 18, 2015
Appendix 1: Handouts Appendix 3: Answer key
Appendix 2: Text
According to J. Harmer in his book The Practice of English Language Teaching, “receptive skills are the ways in which people extract the meaning from the discourse they see or hear”. In the following text the main skill which is going to be practiced is reading, the sub skills will be reading for gist and details, also using new vocabularies in the context. Enhancement of receptive skills will increase the rate at which students comprehend English language and allow students to practice…show more content…
“Skimming=Reading quickly for gist of a passage. A typical skimming task would be a general question from the teacher...” (Learning Teaching, Third edition 2005, Jims Scrivener, Macmillan)
I’ll give them a copy of the text which is edited. The title is omitted.(Appendix 2) I will chest the hand out (appendix 1) “please read the text quickly, in 1 minute, and answer the two questions. For the first question you should decide what kind of text is this and circle one. For the second you should see if you completed the title correctly or not, if not try to correct it.” When they finish check their answers in pairs before whole class check and feedback.
ICQS: How many questions should you answer? (2) Should you read all the details? (no) Should you read slowly? (No) How much time do you have (1 minute) I will discuss about question 2 a bit with the whole class.
Sub skill: Reading the gist, understanding the main idea
Feedback: 1 minute; I will discuss mainly the second questions and elicit their reasons for choosing the answers. I believe feedback is one important part of teaching language A lesson without feedback “is teaching that proceeds forward without reference to what impact this is having on the learner’...” (Learning Teaching, Third edition 2005, Jims Scrivener, Macmillan)
Rationale: This is the first time Students