to suit the learners in the class, to practice sounds that are difficult specifically for the L1 background of the students in the class. Working on dialogs will facilitate practice and sharpening of clear sounds in the context of real conversation in the new language. In general, acting out dialogs either in front of the whole class, or in small groups, gives all the students the platform to
participate, practice, listen to others, and improve in their pronunciation skills.
Here is a script using "F" and "V" sounds.
Hey Fred. I’m very hungry. Will you do me a favor? ·
Sure Valerie. For you…anything. ·
The vending machine is broken. The factory will only fix it next week. Will you buy me some fries, fish and vegetables at the fast-food place on Valley Street? ·
Sure. It will probably be more than five dollars. Do you have money to give me? ·
Here is five dollars. Today the sodas are free. Thanks very much Fred. ·
You’re welcome. By the way, are you free on Friday night? We are all going to
the Food Fair on Van’s farm? ·
Actually, I really don’t like fairs, but you know, for you, I am free on Friday night. ·
Great. I have your cell-phone number…so I’ll call you soon. ·