I’m very excited to announce that I have written and published my very first ebook:
Here’s the blurb:
Are you tired of your students running out of things to say? This book will show you 12 different ways to adapt a wide range of speaking activities to get more out of them in the classroom, divided into four categories:
– Preparing to speak
– Adding repetition
– Extending speech
– Having a reason to listen
There is a full index showing you what kind of activities the techniques work particularly well with, as well as worked examples of each technique in action. All of them are ready to take into the classroom with the minimum of preparation.
Richer Speaking is available to purchase at Smashwords and Amazon [affiliate links] and costs less than 1USD. It’s part of the round minis series, all of which you can spot on their titles page by looking for similar covers to mine, and all available at the same bargain price.
I could never have done this without the help and encouragement of Lindsay Clandfield and Luke Meddings at the round and editor Karen White, as well as the people who helped me come up with some of the ideas included in the book. Thank you so much!
I hope you find Richer Speaking useful, and I would of course appreciate any and all feedback which you have.
I’ll try to collect any reviews that I see here. Thanks to everyone who has said such nice things about the book!
Some really great ideas for developing speaking tasks in Richer Speaking by @sandymillin. Feeling very inspired!
— Marie Pepper (@madamepepper) May 21, 2016
A review in the English Australia journal, Vol. 32 number 2 (p82-83)
@sandymillin Bought and read ‘Richer Speaking’ – very much appreciated its clarity and practicality. Thank you!
— Edward Evans 🐙 (@edwardrussia) April 24, 2017