TEFL language patterns - gossip and rumours

30 conversations prompts categorised for the teaching and elicitation of phrases to discuss gossip and rumours, including:

I’ve heard…

(some) people say…

It’s been said that…

Many people believe that…

These cards allow learners to practise talking about rumours and gossip in a natural way while avoiding directly endorsing what they are saying. The prompts encourage the free production of language, while at the same time encouraging the noticing and acquisition of grammar patterns whether pre-taught or not, and enable teachers to easily set up communicative discussions between pairs or small groups of learners.

Made for a variety of levels, it is encouraged that teachers of lower-level students first select the cards they feel are most appropriate for the abilities and interests of their students.

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Created: Oct 13, 2018

Updated: Sep 2, 2019

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