Genre transfer is a simple concept.
By now you would have found quality speaking resources for our lesson, and developed some exercises to support understanding tone, pitch, and intonation in our speaking.
What we aim to do in transferring the genre is take the old exercise and the main objective and exercises we attached to it, and now give the students a similar task.
Do not change the genre if we are using a genre text.
If for IELTS Speaking, go here:
Look how many samples there are (12?).
If we were to plan a speaking exercise using the first speaking practice exercise, what could we do to transfer our students’ knowledge to a new situation?
Pick speaking exercise 2, 3, 4, or 10, any of them will be fine to choose. Remember to keep our objectives the same:
- What was our original lesson’s objective? Something to do with intonation, pitch, stress? Then we would still place an emphasis on these objectives. The new practice exercise may just introduce a new situation or context.
- Check out two examples of IELTS General or Academic Speaking Tests.
- Compare the two examples, tell us what makes them different; is it the context? The situation? Is there a difference in the activity request?
- Post your answers with links to your sample practice speaking texts to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TESOLJAPAN/