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TKT Module 1 Overview Teachers Notes

Description This activity gives an overview of the different areas of teaching knowledge tested in TKT Module 1. Participants learn about the syllabus areas tested and practise doing some Module 1 type tasks. Time required: Materials required: 60 minutes Aims: Procedure 1. Warmer (10 minutes). Give each participant a strip from Participants worksheet 1, which you should cut up before the session. There are fifteen strips, made up of five topics and two examples of each topic (organised in groups of three in the handout). For example: word formation and word groupings match with lexis. If there are fewer or more than fifteen participants, reduce or repeat the number of strips as appropriate making sure that you give out examples that match with a topic. Tell participants that they have either a topic or an example on their strips of paper. Ask them to walk around the room saying their topic/example to other participants until they find two other people whose words/phrases match with theirs. When they find their partners, they should sit down next to each other and discuss their topic. 2. Check answers with the whole group (see key below). Participants should stay in their groups of three. Ask participants to work again in their groups of three and to think of further examples for their topics. For example: grammar: noun; aspect, etc. 3. Tell participants that there are three parts to TKT Module 1 and that these topic areas and the examples are all part of the testing focus for TKT Module 1 Part 1. TKT Module 1 Part 1 tests candidates knowledge of terms and concepts for describing language and language skills which are commonly used in English language teaching. Hand out Participants worksheet 2 for participants to look at and compare with the answers just given. 4. (15 minutes) Tell participants that you will now move on to TKT Module 1 Parts 2 and 3, which focus on knowledge of the background to language learning and the background to language teaching. Hand out Participants worksheet 3. Ask participants to complete the tasks in Exercise 1 on their own and then to work in pairs to compare their answers. Participants worksheet 1 (cut into strips) Participants worksheet 2 (one for each participant) Participants worksheet 3 (one for each participant) Participants worksheet 4 (one for each participant) To introduce the different areas that are tested in TKT Module 1 To provide practice in doing Module 1 tasks

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5. Give out the answer key on Participants worksheet 4 for participants to check their answers. 6. (15 minutes). In pairs, participants look at Exercise 2 on Participants worksheet 3 and look at the different example tasks again. They should choose from the box the syllabus area being focused on in each of the example tasks (AH). There may be more than one syllabus area covered by example task. These are the syllabus areas covered in Parts 2 and 3 of TKT Module 1. 7. Check answers together (see key below). Accept additional answers if participants can justify them. 8. (15 minutes) Participants have now overviewed all three Parts of TKT Module 1. Refer them to Exercise 3 on Participants worksheet 4. In groups of three, they should decide if the statements about TKT Module 1 are True or False. 9. Check answers together (see key below). 10. Round up (5 minutes) Summarise points covered by asking: How many parts are there to Module 1? (three) What do the three parts focus on? (Part 1: terms for describing language and language skills; Part 2: knowledge of factors in the language learning process; Part 3: knowledge of methods, activities and tasks used in language teaching) How long is the test and how many questions are there in the test? (1 hour 20 minutes; 80 questions) Do candidates write long answers? (No, the tasks are all objective, e.g. multiple choice, matching) How do candidates record their answers? (They mark their answers on an answer sheet by shading the correct lozenge. They are advised to do this as they complete each task. There is no additional time provided to fill in the answer sheet at the end.)

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TKT Module 1 Overview Answer Keys


Key to Procedure Step 2 Grammar: parts of speech; the forms and use of grammatical structures Lexis: word formation, e.g. prefixes, suffixes, compounds; words groupings, e.g. synonyms, antonyms Phonology: symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA); phonemes, word stress, sentence stress, intonation and connected speech Functions: a range of functions and their typical exponents; levels of formality in functional language Language skills: reading, listening, speaking, writing; features of written and spoken text, e.g. layout, organisation, accuracy, fluency

Key to Participants Worksheet 3 Exercise 1 Task 1 1. B 2. E 3. A 4. D Task 2 1. C 2. B Task 3 1. B 2. C 3. A Task 4 1. B 2. D 3. C Task 5 1. C 2. A 3. B

Exercise 2/ Procedure Step 7 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 A, C, E G H F, B E, A

Key to Participants Worksheet 4 Exercise 3/ Procedure Step 9 1. False. Module 1 consists of three parts. 2. True 3. True 4. False. There are 80 questions
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5. True 6. True 7. True 8. True 9. False. Language proficiency is not tested in TKT. 10. False. TKT does not test the practical application of knowledge. 11. True 12. True

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TKT Module 1 Overview Participants Worksheet 1


Grammar

Parts of speech

The forms and use of grammatical structures

Lexis

Word formation, e.g. prefixes, suffixes, compounds

Words groupings, e.g. synonyms, antonyms

Phonology

Symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

Phonemes, word stress, sentence stress, intonation and connected speech

Functions

A range of functions and their typical exponents

Levels of formality in functional language

Language skills

Reading, listening, speaking, writing

Features of written and spoken text, e.g. layout, organisation, accuracy, fluency

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TKT Module 1 Overview Participants Worksheet 1

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TKT Module 1 Overview Participants Worksheet 2


Module 1 Part 1 TKT Module 1 Part 1 tests candidates knowledge of terms and concepts common in English language teaching that are used to describe language and its use and language skills and subskills. There are 68 tasks consisting of 40 questions. Candidates need to demonstrate an understanding of concepts and terminology related to: Syllabus area Grammar Possible testing focus parts of speech the forms and use of grammatical structures Lexis types of meaning word formation, e.g. prefixes, suffixes, compounds words groupings, e.g. synonyms, antonyms, lexical sets, homophones, collocation register Phonology symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) phonemes, word stress, sentence stress, intonation and connected speech Functions context levels of formality appropriacy a range of functions and their typical exponents Language skills reading, listening, speaking, writing features of written and spoken text, e.g. layout, organisation, accuracy, fluency, authenticity

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TKT Module 1 Overview Participants Worksheet 2

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TKT Module 1 Overview Participants Worksheet 3


Exercise 1 Complete the following examples of Module 1 Part 2 and Part 3 tasks. Task 1: Match the questions (14) with the options (AE). There is one extra option which you do not need to use. At the start of the class, the teacher writes on the board what she hopes the learners will achieve in the lesson. The teacher introduces a new topic by using situations from learners own lives. The teacher gives only positive feedback on language. The teacher finds out how and when the learners like to be corrected.

Build up learners confidence in their abilities Make the learning aims clear to learners Encourage learner autonomy Ask learners about their learning preferences Personalise lessons

D E

Task 2: Choose the most appropriate answer to the questions. 1 Which of these does not involve putting things in order? A B C 2 ranking jumbled paragraphs labelling

What of these does not involve pair or group work? A B C jigsaw reading choral repetition information gap

Task 3: Match the questions (13) with the options (AD). There is one extra option which you do not need to use. 1 2 3 To put students into a class at the correct level To help students evaluate their own progress To give students a test on language taught in the last unit of their coursebook A progress test B placement test C self-assessment D diagnostic test

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TKT Module 1 Overview Participants Worksheet 3

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Task 4: Match the questions (13) with the options (AD). There is one extra option which you do not need to use. A B C Grammar Translation 1 Task-based learning (TBL) Total Physical Response (TPR) Presentation, Practice and Production (PPP) 2 Lessons focus on completing an activity after which relevant language is highlighted and worked on. Learners practise new structures orally only after the teacher has introduced them. Learners perform actions in response to the teachers instructions.

Task 5: Match the questions (13) with the options (AD). There is one extra option which you do not need to use. The learner enjoys practising language in pairs and groups. 1 B The learner doesnt want the teacher to explain grammar. The learner enjoys doing language practice that focuses on accuracy. The learner wants explanations of grammar rules.

Most of the time should be spent doing grammar exercises.

I prefer working with other students to speaking to the teacher in front of the class. Rules just confuse me its better to work out language from context.

Exercise 2 Which syllabus area is being tested in the example tasks above? You may find that each task focuses on more than one syllabus area. A B C D motivation exposure to language and focus on form the role of error differences between L1 and L2 learning E F G H learner characteristics/learner needs presentation techniques and introductory activities types of activities and tasks for language and skills development assessment types and tasks

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TKT Module 1 Overview Participants Worksheet 3

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TKT Module 1 Overview Participants Worksheet 4


Answer key to Participants Worksheet 3 Exercise 1 Check your answers with the key to the example tasks. Task 1 1. B 2. E 3. A 4. D Task 2 1. C 2. B Task 3 1. B 2. C 3. A Task 4 1. B 2. D 3. C Task 5 1. C 2. A 3. B

Exercise 3 Look at the following statements about TKT Module 1. Talk with a partner and say if you think they are True or False. TKT Module 1 1. consists of two parts. 2. candidates have 1 hour and 20 minutes to do the test. 3. tasks are in the form of multiple choice tasks, odd-one out tasks, matching tasks. 4. has 100 questions to answer in the test.

TKT Module 1 tests knowledge of 5. grammar, lexis, phonology and functions. 6. the skills of writing, reading, listening and speaking. 7. phonemic script. 8. the background to language learning. 9. the accuracy of teachers language use. 10. how to design materials for the classroom. 11. a range of methods, tasks and activities. 12. the terms used to describe language.

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TKT Module 1 Overview Participants Worksheet 4

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