I got a nice comment from someone on my simple question practice video on YouTube. I thought it might be nice to share it to Smith’s teachers and students or anyone looking for a simple practice tool when they do not have a real person to practice with.
Comment from Viewer:
I think this is a great idea to practice speaking English!
I believe this kind of practice should be introduced to English education at junior high.
Thank you so much! (YouTube Viewer)
Al Bartle’s Simple Question Practice for Students (Part One) – Enjoy!
As for how to use this video, it depends on the student’s current level. Students who can already understand and respond to the questions can just start answering right away. Those who cannot understand the questions yet, should listen over and over and try to write down what I am saying. Then they should think of appropriate answers, write them down and then start to practice using the video.
Anyway, have fun with this and let me know what you think.
SSE Okamoto – Al Bartle
Great questions Al! It’s like a high paced workout and it will definitely get students brain working in English. Seems easy enough for all levels- as you said, high levels can just answer, mids can try it 3 or 4 times, low levels can listen and try to write down the questions and then work on the answers. Great for honing the natural speed skills so many students desire. Nice!
Edward, SSE Ohtsu
Thanks for taking the time to make this. Hope to see more things like this in the future.
Al Bartle says
Edward and Adrian,
Thanks. Students need to be practicing asking and answering questions everyday. This will get them past the more basic level to a point where they can really work to acquire higher levels of English ability. But asking questions and answering them quickly is an essential ability to acquire as soon as possible.
Al Bartle, SSE Okamoto