Speaking Cycle 14: Chchchchchanges!


  1. Activating
  • What different kinds of change might someone experience in their life?
  • How do people feel when they experience change in their lives?
  1. Sharing
  • Think of different changes you have experienced in your life.
  • Work in groups of three. Tell your group about some of these changes. As you listen to your partners, decide if you have experienced similar changes.
  1. 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 whose experience it was or if they talk about an 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 kind of change it was; when and why the change took place; how did the person feel before, during, and after the change; and whether the person would behave differently if they experienced a similar change in the future; and b) the organisation and structure of what the speaker will say.
  1. 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 kind of change did each person experience?

b) When and why did he change occur?

c) How did the person feel before, during, and after the change?

d) Would the person behave differently if they experienced a similar change again?

e) Which person found it most difficult to adapt to the change?

         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, is the most open to change.

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