Exam-oriented Tasks: Transcripts, Turn-taking and Backchannelling

  • Maria Leedham


I was working with students who were preparing to take the Cambridge First Certificate of English oral examination, and looking for ways to help them do this. I decided to try a task-based learning cycle which involved recording students doing a task, listening to native speakers doing the same task, and analysing the transcripts, before repeating a similar task. The students appeared to notice some differences between their speech and that of the native speakers, and were able to develop their speaking skills accordingly.


Native Speaker English Language Teaching Practice Interview English Language Ability Speaking Skill 
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