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I borrowed this from a resource book. It also involves reading and writing, but the focus is on speaking. Get your students to make a 20 to 30 minute variety radio program. They should get together in groups of 4 to 6 students. How involved you get is up to you, but I've found if you just let them go, their imaginations can produce some wonderful and creative results. You should control the introduction of the project to help the students brainstorm for content, themes, style and whatever else you want tossed in. I encourage them to use actual radio programs, TV, and newspapers to generate ideas. I recently discovered a website - www,live365.com - where anyone can make their own, personal actual radio broadcast. Since it's an English site, the students are further required to work in English. I've found the students really enjoy this project if you just let them go with it. The resource book recommended 4 to 5 hours, but I found 5 to 10 hours - depending on your students - to be more realistic. I hope your students have as much fun with this as mine do.
John Mulcahy
Seoul,South Korea
johnnfkr@yahoo.com

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