Agony Aunt Dating Problems

2015-09-10 21:30:30
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I used this in a class where the topic was relationships and the Students were to practice giving advice using a variety of structures (I also gave them the following handout from a different user: https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/advice_-_so_many_ways_to_give_advice/parts-of-speech/69325)

They worked in pairs; each pair was given one cut out problem which they read (which were taken from a genuine agony aunt page and are therefore authentic) discussed the problem and came up with a few suggestions for the person and then used the structures from their handouts to write a response.

I banned them from using the easier structures which they use all the time and encouraged them to use the newer ones. This is necessary with some students who tend to stick to the safer options.

The final page has some quotes from the actual responses given on the website. As a follow up, I read these out and the students listened and had to try to identify which response was for their problem. Then I gave them the response that corresponded to their problem and they discussed and reported back to the class on whether or not it was similar to their response.

The present downloadable printable is meant for high school students and adults at Upper-intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1) level. It is a useful material for consolidating Modals in English, and is excellent for enhancing your class' Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills. It is about the theme of Love, romance, dating.
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Upload date: 2015-09-10 21:30:30

Author: ninjabean

from Ireland

ninjabean is from/lives in Ireland and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2013-01-27 19:05:21. ninjabean last logged in on 2018-01-10 00:59:44, and has shared 49 resources on iSLCollective so far.

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