Presentation and Evaluation of a Textbook’s Speaking Tasks according to Nation’s, Johnson’s and Beaumont’s criteria and the ICTs’ Role
The purpose of this paper is to present and evaluate the speaking tasks of a particular unit of a textbook according to certain criteria, assess its influence on the learners’ speaking performance and develop an original speaking lesson accompanied by its activities. In the first part, there is a brief description of the teaching situation, with reference to students’ profile, the curriculum and the coursebook used. In the second part, the speaking tasks of the coursebook are evaluated according to Nation’s, Johnson’s and Beaumont’s criteria, while its role on learners’ speaking performance is mentioned as well. In the last part, there is a presentation and justification of an original speaking lesson plan on Bullying and its activities.