Re: How to encourage students keep talking when they are discussing a topic?
I've always liked the use of timed talking. If a student knows that they need to talk for one minute, preferably without hesitating or repeating the same things, they are forced to come up with new information and new vocabulary. This works for students who talk too little and those who talk too much. Those who talk too little will have to work harder to come up with information and vocabulary and those who usually talk too much must learn to stick to the topic and fit all the requisite information into the time allowed.
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