Fine tuning prompts for ChatGPT and OpenAI
Customizing teaching materials with AI
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As anyone who has been reading this newsletter would know, I’ve been working with AI for over a year.
I was using OpenAI Playground (Interview questions) before ChatGPT came along. The “Interview questions” feature of Playground is the precursor to ChatGPT. And I think it was quite good training in the creation of prompts. It’s becoming clearer and clearer that a mastery of prompts is becoming an essential skill if you want to get the best out of AI. Indeed, an article on the Atlantic Magazine website suggests that writing prompts for AI may become :
The Most Important Job Skill of This Century
The latest tips for working with prompts to create teaching materials with AI are included in the paid subscriber section. The exercises below include listening /speaking, picture/vocabulary matching exercises and multiple choice exercises.
1. City living: advantages/disadvantages and countable/uncountable
This is a listening/speaking activity focusing on advantages/disadvantages of city living. And it's also useful for teaching countable and uncountable nouns.
2. Discussing a new project
I have improved this exercise, and have added audio and video. I think it’s a pretty nice exercise for Business English related subjects. Students should watch the video and then complete the PDF worksheet.
3. Common verbs for medicals treatment
There is also a new video for this exercise. First, I ask students to match the verbs to the pictures. Then they listening for the verb-noun collocations (the nouns that follows the verbs).
4. Health and illness vocabulary introduction
This is a format I’m using at the moment to introduce vocabulary. I explain and pronounce the words while the students match them to the pictures. Then the students do the multiple choice exercise.
5. Job interview and career related vocabulary
This is a similar format to the exercise above.
6. Adjectives for a businessman
This is quite new. I haven’t fully tested it yet. But I thought I’d throw it in….for fun.