The student I saw today came in straight away and said his one point, not just from his last lesson but from the last time I saw him.
The routine we did was The Meeting. My student claimed that he knew the story already so, I jumped to the questions to test him. This caught him out so we went through the story and got him to repeat it back to me though I made it a little harder for him to do this.
He answered all of the questions to this routine in full sentences, which was great.
We did phrase cards as the item. We went through a group of cards he hadn’t done before and so this arose new words/phrases. ‘Lead On’ was one of the new phrases, I explained to him what it was in English the best I could and he said that he understood what it meant after giving him a couple of examples. We had five minutes to go and I didn’t think that was enough time to start a whole new group of phrase cards so I decided to do some revision of the cards I did with him last time. I chose the ones he found more difficult for example ‘Grow on’ and ‘Pitch in’. He could put them into sentences and questions but I still had to tweak them a little bit. After doing this he fully understood what they meant.
I presented this to my student by asking him what we should do this weekend? He suggested that we go to the movies, I replied with ‘Sounds good!’ our one point for this lesson. He got it straight away.
After this lesson I realized that it is important our higher level students get presented a one point at the end of each lesson as they have the set things they learn to say but sometimes aren’t quite conversational, the one points are good for teaching them everyday sayings to make a more relaxed sounding conversation.