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Gossip - One Minute Whispers
NOTE: These activity tasks help prepare students for making incident reports at work.
a) In ONE MINUTE tell your partner about a family member or relative [ ... you can lie!]
b) Your partner must exactly REPEAT what you tell them.
c) Selected students will give a spoken report of what they heard to the whole class.
Repeat task 1a, but this time talk about a NON family member.
a) Find out 5 things about your partner.
b) Write a very short report. For example:
He/she said that ________________________ , and also that _______________________
The third thing he/she told me was that __________________
Then he/she also said that _____________________________ , and lastly that ___________
c) Be ready to give the class a spoken report of what you found out
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