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Within this theoretical essay two language learning activities arecompared in terms of their learning processes these includeinterlanguage interaction learning styles Also individual learnerdifferences which include personality and motivation that impact ontheir learning and outcome of the activity These two second languagelearning activities include Stop go back dictation activity A andA reading task and role play activity B These two activities havedifferences within the learner processes and these will be explored andanalysed throughout this theoretical essay In Stop go back dictation activity A the activity requires ateacher to become a cassette machine play stop and go back Theteacher will read a short text to the students and the students arerequired to listen and write down what they hear Once students havestarted writing they can simply advise the teacher to stop play orgo back anytime during the dictation Students after finishing theirwriting task on the basis of what they heard and after getting fullysatisfied by their work are required to get into pairs and comparetheir texts with the original text Whereas A reading task and role play activity B differs fromactivity A because activity B involves two students to role play atravel agent scenario One student chooses to be a travel agent and theother as a customer in the travel agency Two information sheets arehanded out during the activity One sheet is the dialogue of the speechand it is jumbled which needs to be put into the correct order ofconversation The other sheet is the key of the conversation which isgiven out to students after the pairs have jumbled the speech into thecorrect order Once that has been completed the pairs start the roleplay to one another then role play it to the class The learning aim of activity A is concentrating on vocabulary andsentence structure whereas activity B is a more communicative activitywhich involves speaking Activity A Stop go back dictation providespushed input reading teacher talk and listening for the secondlanguage learner However according to second
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