LESSON 12 Speaking skills II When carrying out this task, one of the students in the group can assume the role of the leader. He is the one who spearheads the discussion, guides its flow and concludes it. As students listen to other candidates presenting their individual speaking tasks, they can take notes for task B.
Always remember that it is necessary to come to a consensus at the end of the discussion. Decide which suggestion that has been put forward is the best.
In the course of putting forth suggestions, make use of the following skills:
1. Ask for clarification.
2. Give your reasons for suggesting an idea.
3. Reject other suggestions politely.
4. Repeat your strongest point.
5. Get everyone in the group to come to a decision.
While many people would love to be happier and healthier, they simply do not know how to achieve this. Suggest ways to live longer and feel better.
Explain the importance of eating healthily. Give reasons to support your view.
Explain the importance of improving your attitude. Give reasons to support your view.
Explain the importance of exercising regularly. Give reasons to support your view.
Explain the importance of getting a pet. Give reasons to support your view.
Discuss which of the following is the best way to live longer and feel better.
i. eating healthily
ii. improving your attitude
iii. exercising regularly
iv. getting a pet
NEXT WEEK: Distinguishing facts from opinions