Part of the It's Your Turn
series by Perceptia Press, Octopus
Activities is a highly flexible book which
can be used as a main text or as supplementary
material for a conversation, discussion,
presentation, or research-based course.
Fifteen 90-minute activities make the book ideal
as a main text for one semester, or as
supplementary material for a longer course.
Extensive teachers' notes explain in detail how
to adapt the activities for use with:
- Large classes
- Small classes
- Beginner level classes
- High level classes
- Mixed level classes
Interesting, Real Activities...
Low level classes can jump straight into
real, active communication. High level classes
get the opportunity to discuss, research, and
make presentations using a wide range of
language in natural contexts. Students
practice interview techniques and learn about
taking notes, summarising, and giving results.
Graphically based activities also allow
students to use pictures and charts for
Most of the class-time is spent with
students speaking to other students, so
overall teacher talking time is minimised.
Hence, the teacher is able to devote much more
attention to guiding learners on a one-to-one
basis, even with large classes.
Use this book for:
- Oral Communication classes
- Conversation or Speaking classes
- Discussion classes
- Research-based classes
- Improving communication skills for