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Language teachers in Uzbekistan often utilize the Grammar Translation Methods(GTM) when they teach the skill of speaking. To master speaking skills has meant to memorize form/structure and meaning/semantics. As such, students are expected to follow linguistic rules and dictionary meanings (i.e., denotion ) while speaking about any topic. Teaching speaking within a GTM conceptualization has often caused some problems that carry over into real (and substantial) human communication. With the introduction of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in Uzbekistan in 2o12, the focus has shifted from learning form and semantics to studying language in use.We don’t argue that the GTM is invaluable, and we respect what this methodology brings to the area of language teaching and learning. Within use, however , language learners are expected to consider the intended meaning of an utterance (I,e. ,pragmatic competence), and/or take into consideration values, beliefs, and shared knowledge (I,e., meaning-in-use). A question arises regarding how to teach not only form/semantics, but also use in EFL classes in Uzbekistan via speaking activities. This brief section presents one activity you can utilize which focuses on pragmatic competence for the speaking course.
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