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Tip for parents: Text message talk

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If you and your child both have mobile phones, choose a time for communicating with each other – not by speaking but by writing text messages in English. You could be in different places, or you could be in the same house or room. The most important rule is that you are not allowed to talk to each other, so the focus is on practising writing in English.

You could let your child choose what to write about or you could decide on a topic before you start the game – plans for the weekend, for example. This should be a fun way to practise writing.

As an alternative to mobile phones, you can write messages to each other on a piece of paper instead.

Cambridge English newsletter for Parents: a truly valuable resource to help you help your kids learn better!

Cambridge English has started a free newsletter specially designed for parents. This newsletter aims at helping parents make learning English more fun and effective for their children, through the inclusion of articles as well as several practical, handy tips like this one!

Parents will receive:

  • activities they can do with their children
  • advice about helping their children learn English
  • news and information about Cambridge English exams and preparation materials.

Parents as well as teachers can sign up here to receive the Cambridge English Parents’ newsletter.


Written by Cambridge English Southern Europe

January 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

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