An activity for students to practice writing short dialogues and puctuationSugerencia de uso
1. Download the file and make copies for students. This file has 2 pages to print per student.
2. Ask students what a dialogue in drama is and what they think is needed to write an effective one.
3. Distribute the worksheets and ask students to read the definition of ‘dialogue’. Help with vocabulary as needed.
4. Ask students to practice writing dialogues and using quotation marks (“ “) with 1,2, and 3 . Remind them of the importance of using the appropriate punctuation marks to give sentences the effect they need.
5. Choose students at random to read their dialogues and have the class listen to them. They cannot interrupt but wait for their turn if they want to share theirs.
6. Ask students where they put quotation marks.
7. Ask students to work in pairs to write the dialogues for activity 4. They need to discuss and decide on the best lines to say about the zoo school trip.
8. Invite pairs to exchange their dialogues and get feedback from them.
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