Touch and tell
The learner can describe an object by touching it.
· A non-transparent bag with a small opening
· Objects related to the treated topic, e.g. Food: a pepper mill, an orange, broccoli, a spoon…
- Fill the bag with a dozen objects.
- Teach relevant words, e.g. colours, shapes, materials, size, flavours, etc.
- Teach relevant sentences to describe the objects, e;g.
It is …
You can eat, bake, cook it …
I like it, because it is …
- Sit in a circle around a table.
- Explain how the exercise works by describing the first object, e;g. a strawberry: It’s small, it’s red, it’s sweet. On the inside there are white seeds. The outside is smooth. You can eat it. It is healthy. It is a fruit. A small piece is green, which you cannot eat.
- Don’t mention the name of the object!
- Let the other learners ask questions and let them guess.
- When everyone has had a turn, take all the objects out of the bag and ask each learners to choose, name and describe an object.
- Record the learners when they are talking and listen to this recording together.
- Ask them Who talks easily?
What’s it like to hear your own voice?
What’s it like to hear yourself speaking in another language?
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