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TKT Module 2 Overview Teachers Notes

Description This activity introduces the different areas of teaching knowledge tested in TKT Module 2. Participants will discover the syllabus areas tested in Module 2 and practise some Module 2 type tasks. Time required: Materials required: 60 minutes Aims: 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 2 To provide practice in doing Module 2 tasks

Procedure 1. (10 minutes) Give each participant a strip from Participants worksheet 1, which you should cut up before the start of the session. There are twelve strips, made up of four topics plus two examples of each topic (organised in groups of three in the worksheet). For example: main, subsidiary and personal aims matches with identifying and selecting lesson aims. If there are fewer or more than twelve participants, reduce or repeat the number of strips, making sure that you give out examples that match with a topic.

2. 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 can sit down next to each other and discuss their topic. 3. Check answers together (see key below). Participants should stay in their groups of three. 4. Tell participants that TKT Module 2 tests candidates knowledge of lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching. Explain that there are two parts to TKT Module 2 and that the topic areas and the examples in the activity they have just completed are all part of the testing focus for TKT Module 2, Part 1. Hand out Participants worksheet 2 for candidates to look at and compare with the answers just given. They can also look at the syllabus areas for Module 2, Part 2 on Participants worksheet 2 in preparation for the next task. 5. (15 minutes) Hand out Participants worksheet 3 Exercise 1. Ask participants to complete the tasks on their own and then ask them to work in pairs to compare their answers.
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6. Give out Participants worksheet 4 and refer participants to the answer key to check their answers, 7. (15 minutes) Ask participants to work with their partners and to look at Participants worksheet 3 Exercise 2. They should choose from the list AH the syllabus area being focused on in each of the example tasks. There may be more than one syllabus area per task. These are the syllabus areas in Parts 1 and 2 of Module 2. 8. Check answers together (see key below). Accept alternative answers if participants can justify them. 9. (15 minutes) Hand out Participants worksheet 4. Participants work in groups of three to complete Exercise 3 and decide if the statements are True or False. 10. Check answers together (see key below). 11. (5 minutes) Round up to summarise points covered. Ask participants: How many parts are there to Module 2? (two) What do the two parts focus on? (Part 1: planning and preparing a lesson or sequence of lessons; Part 2: selection and use of resources and materials.) How long is the test and how many questions are there in the test? (1 hour 20 minutes, there are 80 questions.) Do the questions require long answers? (No, the all the tasks are objective.) How do candidates record their answers? (Candidates mark their answers on an answer sheet by shading the correct lozenge on the answer sheet. They are advised to do this as they complete each tasks. There is no additional time provided to fill in the answer sheet at the end.)

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TKT Module 2 Overview Answer Keys


Key to Procedure Step 2 Identifying and selecting lesson aims: main subsidiary and personal aims; factors influencing the choice of aims identifying the different components of a lesson plan aims, procedures, stages, timing, aids; anticipated problems, assumptions, interaction patterns, timetable fit Planning an individual lesson or sequence of lessons common sequences in lessons, e.g. structures lessons, skills lessons; common sequences in lessons, e.g. topic lessons, project lessons Choosing assessment activities: informal assessment and related tasks and activities; formal assessment and related tasks and activities

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

Exercise 2/ Procedure Step 6 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 A, B, (C) D, G H E F, G

Key to Participants Worksheet 4 Exercise 3 1. True 2. True 3. True 4. False. There are 80 questions
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5. False. TKT does not test the practical application of knowledge. 6. True 7. True 8. True 9. True 10. False. TKT does not assume that candidates know any specific ELT materials. 11. True

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TKT Module 2 Overview Participants Worksheet 1


Identifying and selecting lesson aims

main subsidiary and personal aims

factors influencing the choice of aims

Identifying the different components of a lesson plan

aims, procedures, stages, timing, aids,

anticipated problems, assumptions, interaction patterns, timetable fit

Planning an individual lesson or sequence of lessons

common sequences in lessons, e.g. structure lessons, skills lessons

common sequences in lessons, e.g. topic-based lessons, project-based lessons

Choosing assessment activities

informal assessment and related tasks and activities

formal assessment and related tasks and activities

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TKT Module 2 Overview Participants Worksheet 1

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TKT Module 2 Overview Participants Worksheet 2


Module 2 Part 1 This part of Module 2 tests candidates knowledge of: how to identify appropriate teaching aims and translate them into plans for lessons or series of lessons components of a lesson plan how to sequence activities within and across lessons in a manner appropriate to particular groups of students how to select and build appropriate assessment activities into (a series of) lessons. Candidates need to demonstrate an understanding of concepts and terminology related to: Syllabus area identifying and selecting lesson aims Possible testing focus identifying the different components of a lesson plan planning an individual lesson or sequence of lessons choosing assessment activities main, subsidiary and personal aims specification of aims factors influencing the choice of aims the standard components of a lesson plan: aims, procedures, stages, timing, aids, anticipated problems, assumptions, interaction patterns, timetable fit common sequences, e.g. structures, skills, topic, project informal or formal assessment and related tasks and activities

Module 2 Part 2 This part of Module 2 tests candidates knowledge of how to make use of resources, materials and aids in their lesson planning. Candidates need to demonstrate an understanding of concepts and terminology related to: Syllabus area using reference resources for lesson preparation the selection and use of coursebook materials the selection and use of supplementary materials and activities the selection and use of teaching aids Possible testing focus the range of resources available and teachers reasons for consulting them criteria for selection ways of adapting materials types of supplementary materials and activities reasons for use how to select and adapt types of aids and their teaching functions

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TKT Module 2 Overview Participants Worksheet 2

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TKT Module 2 overview Participants Worksheet 3


Exercise 1 Complete the following examples of Module 2 Part 1 and Part 2 tasks. Task 1: Match the questions (14) with the options (AC). You need to use some options more than once. 1 2 3 4 Students have difficulty with phonemic transcriptions. Develop dictionary skills. Students use dictionaries individually to check the meaning of vocabulary. Stronger students may dominate in pairwork A B Lesson aim(s) Anticipated problem(s)

Procedure and interaction

Task 2: Mark the method that is NOT suitable. 1 The teacher wants to test students spelling of everyday words connected with food and cooking. A Students, in pairs, discuss the differences between two pictures of kitchens. B The teacher dictates 25 words from a recipe. C Students find mistakes in a restaurants menu. The teacher wants to test whether students can correctly use regular and irregular past simple forms. A Students tell their partner a story about what they did last summer. B Students write an essay about their hopes and plans. C Students do a gap fill task about a robbery in which all the verbs are missing.

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 The whole class does a task to help develop the skill of listening for detail. Students act out conversations as doctors and patients. C role cards Students are prompted by the teacher to call out the names of objects. D workbooks A flash cards B video clips

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TKT Module 2 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. convince /knvns/v [Tr.(of) ] to make someone completely certain about something; to persuade: We finally convinced them of our innocence. 1 2 3 (of) convince v. A Singleword synonym B Dependent preposition C Headword D Part of speech

Task 5: Match the questions (14) with the options (AE). There is one extra option which you do not need to use. to make the text more accessible to weaker learners to highlight grammatical patterns to work out meaning from surrounding context to raise learners awareness of register 4 E to develop learners proof reading skills re-writing the text in an informal style and learners compare it with the original shortening the text and paraphrasing parts of it removing from the text all the verbs which follow prepositions putting some spelling mistakes into the text

C D

Exercise 2 Which syllabus area is being tested in the example tests. You may find that each test focuses on more than one syllabus area. A B C D identifying and selecting lesson aims identifying the different components of a lesson planning an individual lesson or sequence of lessons choosing assessment activities E F G H using reference resources for lesson preparation the selection and use of coursebook materials the selection and use of supplementary materials and activities the selection and use of teaching aids

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TKT Module 2 overview Participants Worksheet 3

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TKT Module 2 Overview Participants Worksheet 4


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

Exercise 3 Look at the following statements about TKT Module 2. Talk with a partner and say if you think they are True or False. TKT Module 2 1. consists of two parts 2. allows candidates 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 and sequencing tasks 4. has 100 questions to answer in the test.

TKT Module 2 tests teachers 5. ability to write successful lesson plans 6. knowledge of the components of lesson plans 7. knowledge of how to sequence lessons 8. knowledge of how to use a range of teaching aids successfully 9. knowledge of how to select and use teaching aids 10. knowledge of a range of specific ELT books 11. knowledge of how to make use of teaching resources.

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TKT Module 2 Overview Participants Worksheet 4

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