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English Teaching Forum 2020, Volume 58, Number 2
Find strategies for using outlining to develop students' rhetorical prosody … incorporating Simple English Wikipedia content productively … teaching register … using media circles … playing mingle bingo … and much more.

Find strategies for using outlining to develop students' rhetorical prosody … incorporating Simple English Wikipedia content productively … teaching register … using media circles … playing mingle bingo … and much more.

Author: Various
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Table of Contents

The Art of Imitation: How to Use Outlines to Teach Rhetorical Prosody and StructureExpand

The authors provide detailed guidance, with examples, for using outlining strategies to develop learners’ rhetorical prosody and ability to structure talks.

Author: Vance Schaefer and Linda Abe
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Simple English Wikipedia: Free Resources for Beginner to Intermediate LevelsExpand

The authors demonstrate how teachers can use free, level-appropriate content found on Simple English Wikipedia to develop skills in reading, contextualized grammar, and writing.

Author: Katrina J. Schmidt and Emme Rye
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Reader’s GuideExpand

This guide is designed to enrich your reading of the articles in this issue. You may choose to read them on your own, taking notes or jotting down answers to the discussion questions below. Or you may use the guide to explore the articles with colleagues.

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Media Circles: Lively, Learner-Led LessonsExpand

This article gives suggestions for applying the concept of literature circles to audiovisual media rather than to literary works as a way to support learner autonomy and interaction with the target language.

Author: Adam Brazenas
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Teaching Register to EFL Writers: Formality and Deference in Written CommunicationExpand

The author discusses challenges related to teaching register in EFL contexts and uses specific examples to suggest strategies to overcome those challenges.

Author: Richard Schlight
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Mingle BingoExpand

Most English teachers are familiar with mingles; Mingle Bingo adds a layer of fun in an activity that can be used as an icebreaker or as a way to reinforce language skills.

Author: Suzan Arrer and Aliya Saduovna Zholdabayeva
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My Classroom: Cote D’IvoireExpand

Learn how Mohamed Lekrama uses various teaching strategies, including reflection, with his students at the International University of Grand-Bassam.

Author: Elaine Kerry
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Story Retelling with a TwistExpand

This is a step-by-step guide to carrying out a versatile, well-scaffolded activity that can improve learners’ speaking skills and keep them engaged through the use of stories and jokes with surprising and unexpected endings.

Author: Wendy Coulson
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The Lighter Side: Q & A SearchExpand

This puzzle is similar to a word search, but instead of looking for individual words, you look for complete questions and answers. Can you find them all?

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