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PostSubject: preparing a reading task   Tue 14 Mar - 14:09

To involve students actively in the process of learning, i often give them tasks to do before starting a new unit.
For example, before starting a unit tackling the theme of environment, students in pairs should look for pictures, proverbs, quotations... and give a short talk about the topic before their mates.
With my students, we started this unit of environment on a somewhat pessimistic mood. Our moto was: one picture, one problem, a short talk. Students did the task willingly, and ALL of them found telling pictures about air pollution, garbage, fumes..., and did quite a great job.
I was really surprised at my students' performances.
Let's give our students the chance to speak, to venture and to gain.
"Nothing ventured, nothing gained"
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PostSubject: Good Tip   Wed 15 Mar - 2:30

Hi Rabia, sunny

Welcome to English For Everyone Forum which has become your forum now. I love you

I have found the pre-reading startegy very interesting. bounce

I will try it my self with my students and see if it will work. scratch

As you said: "Nothing ventured, nothing gained"

Please feel free to provide us with more tips.

Good luck. flower

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