Now more than ever, the ability to construct a response to unknown speaking and writing stimuli, presented in a foreign language and completed in controlled conditions, is key to success in new frameworks for assessment.
With many teachers agreeing that the loss of valuable teaching and learning opportunities was the single biggest drawback to controlled assessment, it is time to start afresh and get back to basics, with pictures! There is no end to how they can be exploited in the classroom. In fact, exam specifications require students to respond to visual stimuli as part of the speaking requirements of the GCSE, but why wait until then?
Whilst this is to be expected of students in Year 11, there is no reason why those newbies in Year 7 can’t get started straight away.
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