An activity to help you organise your English practice outside class.
Complete the blank table below, indicating the possible ways you can practise your English. There is space to add other ways. Think about the resources and opportunities available to you. This will vary of course depending on your situation and where you live in the world. Be realistic!
|How many minutes a week||Comments/details how, when, who with, using what resources|
|Reading English books/magazines/websites|
|Watching films /TV in English|
|Doing language exercises in a workbook, CD Rom, or on internet|
|Listening to songs in English and reading the lyrics|
|Talking in English at work or elsewhere|
|Writing e mails|
|Participating in a blog or forum|
|Listening to the radio in English|
|Listening to lectures or attending conferences in English|
Look at the table you completed in task one. How much time can you spend on these things realistically? Fill in the column, “How many minutes?”
Discuss your plan with another student or your teacher. This will help you think more carefully about it and get more ideas. Make changes