-Bringing It All Together-
Students, and many Japanese, seem at a loss about how to use English. This is not so different than being given the equipment to play any game or sport--just having shoes and a soccer ball, or learning the soccer vocabulary and how to talk about soccer, does not make you a good soccer player. You still need to practice really playing soccer. Studying English and speaking English are no different.
Speaking English well takes practice. Just studying English is not enough to make most students become good speakers of English. Again, like sports, they need experience playing the game. We need to teach our students how to have a conversation.
The ConFluency Card Game and materials, and the Q-Card Activity on this site are designed to make this easy and effective for the teacher, and fun, meaningful and worthwhile for the students.
Listen & Repeat (L & R)- repeat word-for-word the previously spoken sentence, question or comment.
A + 1 Answer- Use a 2-part answer (ex. Do you have a blue pen? -->No, I don’t. I have a red pen.)
Follow-up Question or Q + 1 Question-
After another student’s answer, ask a related question (ex. Q-Do you
have a sister? A-Yes, I do. Q + 1- What is your sister’s name?)
A .pdf print of The Basic Conversation Skills on this page
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