Adapting Original Texts for the Classroom
James Orpin and Charlotte Wright
Getting bored of the textbook? Got a student who doesn’t want to learn from the textbook?
Use original material!
It’s everywhere you look: newspapers, magazines, radio, video, even leaflets or lost dog adverts are all prime places to find authentic use of the English language. However, selecting the right text, audio or video and turning it into a lesson complete with tasks, grammar extraction, receptive and prodcutive skills practises etc can seem like a lot of hard work. Here are some tips designed to make that job a little easier.