Text summary and analysis

I’ve tried to do it this way and received very positive feedback from my students. I also created a summary template students can use to write their summaries. It’s quite simple but effective. Basically, it looks like this: First, the authors draws attention to/emphasizes… Next, s/he gives an example of… Further, s/he specifies that… Finally, s/he makes a conclusion that… It helps to organise a summary better, which is smth. my Ss have a problem with

A Hive of Activities

Copyright © 2014 Emma Gore-Lloyd

This is a great way to get Proficiency students (although it could be adapted for Advanced or FCE students) reading, finding useful vocabulary in the text and sharing it with each other. I got it from the inspiring Elspeth Pollock who gave a talk on teaching CPE students in Seville in February.  She reminded us that proficiency students are (at least in Spain) pretty special students and this should be reflected in the classes. I have used her General Text Analysis handout and also adapted it to make my own for my class and I attach both here with her permission.

Here´s what you do: After doing a class activity or exam practice on a certain topic, ask your students to go home and find an article in English on the same sort of general topic – something which interests them – and to follow the instructions on the handout. The instructions are…

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