Thursday, 30 April 2009

Speaking Cycle 8: Let's Celebrate!

1. Activating

· How many different situations can you think of when people celebrate?

· How do people usually celebrate on these occasions?

2. Sharing

· Think about some occasions when you celebrated something.

· Work in groups of three. Tell your group about these experiences. As you listen to your partners, decide if you have had similar experiences to theirs.

3. Preparing

· Choose one experience of one member of your group. One of you is going to tell the rest of the class about this experience (it doesn't matter if the person who speaks is the person who had the experience or if they talk about the experience of someone else in their group).

· Spend 15 minutes, as a group, preparing what the speaker is going to say. Think about a) information, such as what the occasion was; when and where the celebration took place; who else was involved; and what the celebration consisted of; and b) the organisation and structure of what the speaker will say.

4. Performing

· The speaker from each group talks to the rest of the class.

· As you are listening to other speakers, try to answer the following questions

a) What was being celebrated?

b) When and where did each celebration take place?

c) Who else was involved in the celebration?

d) What did the celebration consist of?

e) Do you think you would have celebrated the same occasion in a similar way?

5. Reporting

· When you have heard the speaker from each group, check your answers to the questions with the other members of your group.

· As a group, decide which of the people you have heard about, in your opinion, most enjoys celebrating things.

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