Q+A: Reading and listening texts for DipTESOL teaching practice

Someone contacted me on this blog asking a question about the DipTESOL.

Q: Where/how did you find good listening and reading materials for the teaching practice?

My answer:

a) I recorded my own

b) I sourced authentic materials on the net and adapted them

A bit more explanation:

My overall topic for the sequence of functional lessons was making suggestions/giving advice. I worked backwards from a main task – I decided that this would be a tourist information roleplay. I made this task first before anything, so I could work out the language students would need to complete it.

You can find the lesson plan and resources for my observed lesson in this previous post. Here are some example role cards for the task though:

I figured that students would need language related to the following:

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