An Evaluation of Oral Communicative Activities: A Case Study of Life Pre-Intermediate Textbook

Abstract

The present study investigated the oral communicative activities provided by Life Pre-intermediate textbook assigned for the students at the preparatory year, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It attempted to find out whether these activities are communicative or not. In addition, it attempted to find out whether the Life Pre-intermediate textbook provided a variety of oral communicative activities. Utilizing a content analysis tool, the study has mainly concluded that the oral communicative activities provided by the Life Pre-intermediate textbook are largely not communicative, and to a great extent did not provide a variety of oral communicative activities. Based on the findings of the present study, the researchers recommended avoiding furnishing the communicative activities, provided by Life Pre-intermediate textbook, with extended examples to provide choice, creating information gap in some other activities. I addition, it recommended giving more emphasis to games, problem solving, and information transfer activities.

Keywords: Choice, Feedback, communicative, information gap

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 42-55 (Download PDF)

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