Transferring the genre
This is part of the joint construction of a speaking lesson, and is where students are learning about genre, spoken or written.
We have already chosen the text as part of our lesson, now students will look at a new text or subject matter, we will NOT be changing the genre.
If we are running a procedure genre exercise, we will still stick to a procedure, but introduce new names, places, etc.
So, a good example will be a procedure to fill a car with oil.
What could be a fantastic genre transer?
Do motorcycles need to be filled with gasoline? Yes, of course.
So we may ask students to prepare a role-play based on filling a motorcycle with gasoline.
We will ask students to change some words around that will be required to turn the lesson text based on filling a car with oil.
Not rocket science, and a great way to keep the conversations going.