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Lilika Couri-Suzanne Antonaros
Lilika Couri-Suzanne Antonaros

Suzanne Antonaros and Lilika Couri have conducted teacher development and foreign language school management seminars in Greece and abroad as co-directors of EDUCATIONAL & TRAINING CONSULTANTS. They are co-authors of On Stage, 1 (Athens, 1997), of Playway to English, Pre-Junior and Junior A, (L. Couri, H. Puchta, G. Gerngross), Cambridge University Press & Edition Helbling, 1997 & 2000, and of Teaching Young Learners: Action Songs, Chants and Games, Teachers' Resource Book and Portfolio 1, 2, 3, (L. Couri), Express Publishing, 2003, The Teacher As Manager and Making Your Lessons Memorable, Express Publishing, 2009. They are founding and active members of TESOL Greece and have served on its Board.

QUESTION: My learners find it difficult to speak with each other in class. Doing pair speaking activities in the course book is a bit like pulling teeth. Any suggestions?

ANSWER: Getting learners to collaborate to make conversations among characters they have 'created' can provide them an opportunity to practice speaking spontaneously.  You may wish to try this group work activity, which starts with a revision of words and expressions which describe...