We all like a good quiz. And in the classroom it can generate a lot of laughs. Remember, laugh and learn.It can also generate discussions about english.
Where did our English words come from and who used them and how were they used. And i am also interested in the future if English. Will we still need language as we know it today. Will we be speaking or communicating like the ancient Egyptians using emojis instead of heiroglyphics. Will we even need the spoken word or will we be fitted with internal computers that “speak” only in mathematical equations, a binary language as such. Or will some of our other abilities awaken and we find we can communicate telepathically.
When using quizes and promoting general discussion ( This has its’ own challenges) it can be very rewarding to see your students grappling with ideas and trying to share in a language they are not fully conversant in.
Anyway, lets jump in and I can show you a couple of quizes. Thease can be put into electronic format or a print format. I would recommend starting with a printed version only until you become more conversant in handling Quizes. Remember to break your class groups that challenge one another. A small prize ( A pepsi or crisps for each winning team member) is a good idea. There are a lot of different games or quizes that you can use. One of the easiest is to go around the class using the alphabet to elicit responses for the names of individual animals or food or countries. For example A for apple, B for banana, C for chocolate etc. a for Australia, B for Beiruit, C for Canada..etc IThis is a good warm up activity for when the students walk into the classroom.
Teaching Speaking Quiz
1. Which of the following refers to a casual form of conversation that breaks the ice or fills silence between people?
2. Which step does not belong in the pre-communicative stage of a speaking lesson?
introduce the function
provide useful expressions
play the recorded dialogue
3. “Wait time” refers to the amount of time
between giving a presentation and getting a mark
student should wait before asking a 2nd question
a teacher remains silent after asking a question
4. What type of speaking activity is this? Student A: You are boarding a bus. Ask the driver if it will take you to your hotel. Student B: You stop to pick up a business traveler. Help the traveler find the right route.
5. Which role is the teacher playing here? The teacher listens to the students having a group discussion, and takes notes of sample language to go over later.
6. When setting up group discussions in the classroom it is a good idea to
vary group sizes from time to time
keep friends together whenever possible
choose a narrowed down topic for students
7. The degree to which another person can understand someone’s spoken language is referred to as
8. Which of the following is an important part of spoken language that should be covered in speaking lessons?
9. Choose the word that matches the following definition: a specific language goal or aim presented in a lesson
10. Maximizing STT is the same as
micromanaging small groups
maintaining classroom control
minimizing teacher talking time
Just because something is old and has been used a lot in the past does not mean it is any less relevant in helping students (and teachers) attain their English goals.