Note from author: This Partner Practice product is a variation with minor variations from Week 3. Week 5 is quite different.
This conversation-based learning system, which has two students face-to-face asking questions and responding, will help develop the conversational skills of your new learners. After years of frustration of not being able to find decent materials I developed a system that works very well and one that students buy into!
The following beginning topic areas need to be covered first in class:
--Asking how someone is (1st, 2nd Person, Formal/Familiar).
--Saying “What a shame.” when hearing that someone is not doing well.
--Asking someone their name (1st, 2nd Person, Formal/Familiar).
--Introducing yourself/Nice to meet you.
--Asking the date (today/tomorrow).
--Asking the day (today/tomorrow).
--Responding to thank yous.
--Responding negatively to a yes/no question.
Note: the student answering does not see the question, but rather has to listen to his/her partner.
This product contains two sheets each with 14 question/answer (or statement/response) items. Also included is a three page explanation of how to execute this activity so that it will be successful and your students will find meaning with it and buy into it.
Product may be tweaked to adjust for days and dates.