Wanna make students laugh, concentrate more, learn something more about English?
During the morning greeting, when we ask the four proverbial questions, point to the clock and say *Big TROLL Grin* “How’s the weather??”
When the students scoff, play it off and say, “Oh, now you’re listening” or “Hey, my English isn’t so good…Give me a break.”
The point: create opportunities like this where you can speak more unscripted English. Hate your textbooks or the regime in the class? This is one of the best ways to introduce more language in real contexts that students can grab a hold of. It also gets their attention…
The words and phrases like these that native speakers easily produce are the glue that hold the language together. Students need more of it to catch the rich meaning and context of the language. They need you.