Task-based learning focuses on solving a problem and is a highly communicative approach that gives importance to fluency first; then accuracy; then fluency again. This helps students to really play with the language and not be afraid to make mistakes.
This lesson, where the class is set the task of saving Dr Who‘s titular Doctor from the Daleks, captures students’ imagination and enables them to be more creative and independent learners.
Immediately, they’re engaged in solving the problem and the target language they use has genuine purpose, making it far more memorable.
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