We won’t reveal any secrets by saying that one-on-one students prefer speaking to all other skills. Teachers know that teaching speaking is impossible without listening, reading, vocabulary and grammar. How to spend more time speaking without sacrificing other skills for it? As we say, so both the wolves have eaten much (our students) and the sheep have not been touched (other skills). Let’s consider some ways.
Milk pictures for all their worth
Modern books are full of photos on every page, they accompany exercises and texts for reading and listening. Don’t start reading, writing or listening until you make maximum use of visual material. Use illustrations to describe appearance, clothes, people’s relations, descriptions of places, predictions etc. It’s a great way to utilize vocabulary.