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Dialogue Activities Exploring Spoken Interaction in the Language Class

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ISBN-10: 0521689511

ISBN-13: 9780521689519

Edition: 2007

Authors: Nick Bilbrough

List price: $56.00
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Using dialogues in different contexts, this book provides over 100 practical activities for teachers to adapt for their classrooms. These activities encourage learners to look at the English language through dialogues and spoken interaction from coursebooks, literature and media, as well as authentic conversation extracts. The book explores using dialogue to communicate personal meaning effectively. It covers dialogue as both 'product' and 'process' in language teaching and will encourage learners to look beyond conventional communicative strategies and practise spoken language in a fresh contextualised way.
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Book details

List price: $56.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Thanks and acknowledgements
Understanding dialogues: a basic procedure
Board grab
Reading versus listening
Dialogue interpretation worksheets
Designing exam questions
What are they talking about?
Fairy tale tableaux
Lame jokes
Working with interviews
Dialogue as a way into a graded reader
The bit I like...
Tricky words
Closed mouth minimal pairs
Stage directions
Authentic versus scripted dialogues
Dialogue scan race
Filling in
Speech acts
The teacher does the speaking test
Student dialogue reformulation
Reproducing and reconstructing
Jumbled lines
Dialogue rebuilding
The ultimate gapfill
Listen again
Jumbled reconstruction
Dialogue pairs
Dialogue retranslation
Retranslated tapescript
From monologue to dialogue
Turning news items into dialogue
Shadow dialogues
Mimed dialogues
Modernised voiceovers
Roughing up and censoring
Who said what?
Reduced dialogues
Story to dialogue
Adjacency pair turnover cards
Remembering the questions
Dialogue halves
Line by line
Rehearsing and performing
Chanted dialogue
Sounding like a gringo!
It's not what you say...
Students perform the listening material
Improvising into a scene
Shadowing actors
Dialogues with movement
Who's next?
Conducted dialogue
Performance to writng
Reader's theatre
Direct speech
No way Jose
Let's have a drink
By name and by nature
Half a conversation
Dialogue building
Community language learning
Writing dialogue articles
Famous last words
Dialogue into song
Conversational involvement
Creating and personalising
What did we have to say?
The words I'd like to own
Dice dialogues
Speech bubbles
Picture dialogues
Dark secret scenes
Conscience alley
From depiction to dialogue
Semi-planned roleplay
The room talks back
Into the future
Venn diagrams
Speed dating
Gibberish scenes
Dialogue warm-ups
The status game
Cline debates
Paper talk
Multi-speak dialogues
ABC dialogues
Odds versus evens
The yes/no game
Robinson Crusoe Island
Who's lying?
Interclass calls
Celebrity ball
Boring short stories
Read, turn and talk
Dialogue as learning
The closed question restaurant
Building a life
The dating agency
Talk and chalk
Never-ending dialogue
Would you give your teacher a job?
The tourists are coming
Dialogic text building
Cooperative storymaking
Teacher in role
Interrupting the tapescript
Dialogue versus internet
Difficult dialogues
From the film Mulholland Drive
Authentic snippets
Snippets from fairy tales
Lame jokes
Situational dialogues
'Dating Agency' from the comedy series: Little Britain
Further reading and resources