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  1. LOYOLA (AUTONOMOUS) COLLEGE Department of English Bridge Course, 2013 Unit 7: A. Devaraj

  2. Grammar focus: 1 interrogative 2 affirmative 3 negative & 4 emphatic sentences Target skill: Speaking Sub skills: 1 Prosodic: intonation, stress 2 Deictic 3 Ellipsis UNIT 7: DIALOGUES & CONVERSATIONS

  3. Non-fluency features (Crystal & Davy, 1969) • Hesitations • Fillers • False starters • Track changers

  4. Interaction markers • Turn takers • Overlaps • Interruptions • Reinforcements

  5. Topic changers • Greetings • Directions • Comments – weather, dress, behaviour • Problem – focus • Caution • Winding up

  6. Desired behaviour • More personal • Participative & interactive • Conveying a warmth between the speaker & the listener • Chatting mode • Informal

  7. Focus • Sharing information • Expressing intimacy • Inference • New information • Presupposition

  8. Activities • Attendance & recap -10 mints • Agreeing -10mints • Disagreeing -10 mints • Seeking & giving permission -10 mints • Mental gym -10 mints • Listening: 1. Competitive & combative listening -10 mints 2. Passive & attentive listening – 10 mints 3. Active & reflective listening – 10 mints

  9. Activities… • Functional conversation: 30 mints 1. Offering suggestion 2. Giving advice 3. Asking questions 4. Telephone & mobile conversation • Language game: 10 mints

  10. Lexical items • Courtesy indicators: Will I be able to… Could you please… Will you please… Do you mind… May I …Could you…

  11. Recap • Recall within 10 minutes the previous unit • Description • Narration • Adjectives(2 examples) • Adverb(2 examples) • Present tense(2 examples) • Past tense(2 examples)

  12. Run • Start with a fill in the blank: (Between mother & daughter) • Mom: Anju, how are you? • Anju: I’m fine ma. How are you? • Mom: ________________ • Anju: _________________ • Mom: _________________ • Anju: Okay ma. I’ll give you a call before I start. Bye!

  13. Caution • As you write the conversation on the board, the students will rack their brains to get the conversation completed. Please do not give any lead. Let them think & bring out as many exchanges as possible.

  14. Methodology • Socratic/ eclectic/ dialectical method, involving oppositional discussion, inducing a critical thinking on the subject leading to the illumination of the subject. • Some leads: • Where do you think the conversation takes place? • What does the mother insist on?

  15. Greeting • Ask the students to work in pairs. Let each pair churn out a conversation. Ask a few pairs to face the class and (not read out) converse in front of the class. • Please do not hurry up. As this is an easy exercise. Many will come forward. Help & encourage. They will get motivated. • Add value to their work; appreciate then & there.

  16. Getting introduced • Introduce the topic. • Repeat the earlier technique. • Add more questions for variety.

  17. Some more topics • Between friends • Between relatives • Seeking permission • Inviting a person • Declining an invitation • Offering suggestion • Giving advice • Asking questions • Telephone / mobile conversation

  18. A word of caution, please! • Encourage the learners to speak / talk freely • Do not stop or interrupt their dialogue delivery for correcting their mistakes. • This can be done at the end anonymously

  19. Thank you! Arputharaj Devaraj Associate Prof. in English Loyola College Chennai 600 034