mmmm. . . . . maybe not “fun” though some of the links do have some fun. So – to improve your speaking (especially fluency) during the holidays, there are some activities posted on the Form 6 / 7 blog. (just click the link!) There are 4 main areas which will also help to develop your listening, reading and writing skills (especially by developing ideas and vocabulary!)
Do a little bit every day and you will be amazed at how much your speaking will improve.
Here is a quick check list of some things you can do to prepare for the exam as well as a review of the skills you should show during the exam.
6_7 oral exam prep
Form 6 students – please note that I will be doing over 6 hours of listening to presentations and discussions as the “Examiner”. I want to be interested – and I want to see students interested and engaged in what they are doing! I do not want to fall asleep.
The focus for Form 5 for this cycle is improving pronunciation. Remember that knowing correct pronunciation can also help your listening skills. While there is a note on the Form 5 page, this really is something everyone should be working on no matter what form you are in.
Don’t worry F 6 & 7. There are loads of links here you can use for listening and speaking as well as writing. Examples include: ELLLO.org for listening, the Academic word list for vocabulary development, the You Tube “th” lesson on the Form 7 page, collocations exercises, BBC learning Englishand a whole lot more. Don’t feel bored (not boring!) on a Friday night ever again.
You will see I have added a special page for homework. Homework will not be difficult – it will connect to what you are doing outside of class. Sometimes you will write a journal entry, other times, you will do reading. It is most important that you make the time to complete your homework. It is your way of improving your learning.
A highlight of next term will be the visit to Scienceworks. We will also be looking at some Science as a focus in class. If you want to have a go at a few experiments yourself, have a look at: http://www.csiro.au/resources/DIYScience.html There are lots of things you can do at home as well as online activities.