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Social networking can be too dangerous for young people and should only be available to adults. Examiner: So, now we’re going to have a short discussion. You’ve got one minute to take notes and prepare together for a two-minute discussion. Remember to listen, take turns and explain your opinions. Kelvin: So, shall I start first? Melissa: Sure. Kelvin: Yeah, so we need to discuss whether social networking can be dangerous for young people and whether they should be only available to adults. Melissa: I disagree with that statement because I think young people can keep contact with old or new friends on their social network and it can develop their good relationships and it can increase their self-esteem. Melissa: I see your point, but I think it can give the teenagers a chance to notice who is good and who is bad and to try to learn how to protect themselves from these guys. Kelvin: That’s true, yes. Kelvin: Yes.

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Information gap activity Examiner: So, you’re planning a trip to the cinema together. You’ve got some information about films but your information’s not complete. Ask your partner to find out the missing information. Then, discuss together which films you’d like to see and choose a film to go and see together. Kelvin: So, the first film is Karemon but I don’t know the show times for it. Talk about yourself Examiner: Hi. What’s your name? Kelvin: My name is Kelvin. Tell a story or personal anecdote Examiner: OK, Kelvin, so I’d like you to tell us a short personal story. Here are the topics. Please take one. Kelvin: Tell me about a great surprise you had.

Describe a photo or picture Examiner: OK. You each have a picture. You’ve got one minute to look at your picture. 20 Teen and Tween Conversation Starters How was your day? Fine. How was school? Good. How was your test? Anything you want to tell me? Oral presentation Melissa: Hi, everyone! Today I would like to talk about how to become the most popular teen in school. Firstly, I think getting good academic results is the first factor to make you become popular since, having a good academic result, your teacher will award you in front of your schoolmates. Then, your schoolmates will know who you are and maybe they would like to get to know you because they want to learn something good from you. Secondly, I think participating in school clubs and student unions can help to make you become popular, since after participating in these school clubs or student union, people will know who you are and it can help you to make friends all around the school, no matter senior forms or junior forms. In conclusion, I think to become the most popular teen in school we need to have good academic results and also participate in school clubs and student union.

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THIS PICTURE - The Learning Network Blog Photo Students 1. After looking closely at the image above (or at the full-size image), think about these three questions: How to Come Up with Good Conversation Topics (with Sample Topics) Edit Article Basic Conversation StartersExtending the ConversationPushing BoundariesConversation Help Edited by Cheyanna1, Brandywine, Glutted, Ben Rubenstein and 113 others Getting to know other people is a typical activity in our daily lives. Even if you're good with people, there are likely to be times when you're stuck for something more to say and start wondering what topic to bring up next.

Group discussion skills Group discussion skills Submitted by admin on 17 June, 2010 - 19:57 Group discussions occur in many different formats – from very informal ones between friends to highly structured and challenging discussions included as part of a selection process. In both cases, there are a number of specific skills that we can help our students develop to become better able to contribute effectively to group discussions. Why teach group discussion skills? Types of discussion Useful sub-skills for students Setting up group discussions Giving and encouraging feedback Conclusion Preparing for the Oral Exam? Some Useful Guidelines and Techniques for Describing Pictures For better or for worse the course is coming to an end and exams are just here. I can almost see them beckoning me and you. I am ready, the question is … are you? In the oral exam you’ll have to demonstrate your speaking skills as well as your ability to communicate and for this, it is essential that you practise… a lot.

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