Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Cambridge Primary - Oracy Lesson - Part #4

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>> NEIL: Oracy education obviously consists of helping children develop the particular

skills of using their voice and of listening, making themselves clear and so on, some of

the physical aspects of speaking.

But a really vital part of oracy education is developing their awareness of how spoken

language is used, and how they use it already and how they can use it more effectively.

>> LYN: And this is a thing called a 'talking point' and it's a single idea, but I want

your ideas about this idea.

Everybody's idea in the whole class.

>> STUDENT: I kind of agree, and I kind of disagree, because animals are important but

we can go to school, but animals can't.

>> LYN: That's very important, isn't it?

It's to do with the word 'important': we can't live without them, but we're important in

different ways.

>> STUDENTS: And when the lights begin to show up from the town, I will mark which must

be mine and start down.

>> LYN: So the idea of talking points is that you can provide provocative statements is

how we think of them, where you introduce an idea that the children can then agree,

disagree with or examine together that can help them think productively about whatever

the topic is, but they haven't got to come to a conclusive answer, like a question.


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