Small Talk by by James Hunter Essay

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In this paper I am going to analyze and comment an article written by James Hunter. My starting point will be a summary about the text in which I have been working. Next I will contextualize the topic which is “Small Talk”. Then, I will analyze different problematic issues raised in the text in which I propose proposals for solving the problems posed. Finally, I will reflect about the strengths and weaknesses of some points about this article changing some aspects of the author's proposal.  SUMMARY The author of this article stakes out a clear and insightful position on this educational issue and follows the specific instructions by presenting reasons to support that position. The article cogently argues that a corrective feedback can…show more content…
In this paper I am going to analyze and comment an article written by James Hunter. My starting point will be a summary about the text in which I have been working. Next I will contextualize the topic which is “Small Talk”. Then, I will analyze different problematic issues raised in the text in which I propose proposals for solving the problems posed. Finally, I will reflect about the strengths and weaknesses of some points about this article changing some aspects of the author's proposal.  SUMMARY The author of this article stakes out a clear and insightful position on this educational issue and follows the specific instructions by presenting reasons to support that position. The article cogently argues that a corrective feedback can make learners reluctant to speak but it is necessary for developing fluency, accuracy and complexity . We need to develop a real speaking skill in our students. However, we can find problems that have been developed because of the usage of methodologies with very limited linguistic resources like, for example, CTL (Communicative Language Teaching) because they aren't based in a real teaching and content. Actually we have to call for more creative speaking and thinking, not less. In further examples, the article shows how “small talk” allows for the linking of ideas that may never have been connected pushing students to think in new ways. This method opens pathways of thinking that were previously closed off to the speaking skill. With
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