Class theme/topics discussed:
Free discussion based on given questions.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
It’s a fun activity that promotes free discussion in class and imitates a journalist’s interview.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, general discussion.
How did students react?
They pondered more on some questions, but as a rule they were willing to share their thoughts and opinions on at least a couple of them.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Lesson 3_Jan 25_Discussion Questions
Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, it imitates a situation of real-life conversation and requires to present and support personal opinions on various broad issues.
January 25, 2011
1. News of the day.
2. Vocabulary revision (vocab from last class) – distribute the handout “Vocab Revision”.
3. Game (cut in strips the handout “Discussion Questions”) – students draw questions from a pile and discuss them sharing their opinions/ experiences. Before starting the activity, tell that the questions are random and that students should imagine themselves being interviewed for a magazine/ show.