Productive and Receptive Skills in the ESL Classroom - Productive Skills Overview


This presentation is going to cover the teaching of productive skills. To start with, if we think about the way in which you learnt your first language, most of us go through a particular process. Firstly, we listen to those around us, after that first silent period of listening to other people, then we start to make utterances. Having learned to speak to a certain extent at least, we then go on to learn how to read and to write and this process that we go through is actually covering the four skills that we're trying to teach our English students. So, we have listening, speaking, reading, and writing. If we group those skills into their different types, then the two skills of reading and listening are known as receptive skills, whereas the skills of speaking and writing are known as productive skills. In this session, we're going to focus on the production skills and have a look at how to create a lesson for that.

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The past tense shares many attributes in both form and structure with what was learned in the present tense unit, and what will be learned in the future tense chapter. Many of the errors that are made by students working in the past tense have to do with usage of auxiliary words and with using the wrong tense for actions that either have or have not completely come to an end.course books are a very emotive issue for many teachers. in this unit, we examined this issue as well as looking at other sources of materials. there are two groups of materials which are authentic materials and created materials. Both of them have advantages and disadvantages. The effective teacher should know the need of students and then select the appropriate materials.

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