Little Bird Tales - Home5 fun ways to use a Dictogloss in the EFL classListening is important. Collaboration is important. Writing is important. Dictoglosses combine all of these these things to keep students' brains working in a foreign language. What is a dictogloss? I am glad you asked :) Dictoglosses are essentially dictation exercises where students work together to recreate a text. The teacher reads a text. SONGS Well, part of it means that you have to pick fun texts! DRAW AND TELL With lower students tell a draw and tell WITH the picture, and keept the picture up! MOVIES/TELEVSION Again, keep the level of the student in mind. TED TALKS / NPR / SPEECHES Get authentic speech in here! TONGUE TWISTERS / BRAIN TEASERS Tongue Twisters can be fun for advanced students and brain teasers have the added bonus of letting students who finish quickly try to solve them. So there you go 5 ways to make dictoglosses a bit more fun! Have you used dictoglosses?
Spicynodes : HomeTikatok - Kids Activities: Publish a Children's Book with TikatokWatch and rank all of the John Lewis Christmas adverts2007: Shadows In its first Christmas advert, John Lewis shows a group of employees placing products – a desktop lamp, a Mac computer, a leather satchel – in a carefully assembled pile. All the items together end up creating a shadow that looks like a woman walking her dog through the snow. 2008: From Me To You Set to a cover of The Beatles' From Me To You, the 2008 advert showed that John Lewis could help you find the perfect gift for each person in your life. 2009: Sweet Child O' Mine This was the first year that John Lewis worked with then start-up agency Adam & Eve, which has since been acquired by DDB. The advert shows children opening adults' presents – large slippers, a coffee machine, an e-reader – and says, "Remember how Christmas used to feel? 2010: A Tribute to Givers Ellie Goulding recorded a cover version of Elton John's 'Your Song' for the 2010 advert, which showed the lengths people go to surprise their loved ones with even the trickiest of Christmas gifts. 2011: The Long Wait
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