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Exercise on Group Discussion Skills. A. Structure of a group discussion. In a good group discussion, there should be ______________ parts: an introduction, a ___________ and a _____________. The approximate allocation of time is 1 minute, _______ minutes and _________ minutes

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Exercise on Group Discussion Skills


A. Structure of a group discussion

In a good group discussion, there should be

______________ parts: an introduction,

a ___________ and a _____________. The

approximate allocation of time is 1 minute,

_______ minutes and _________ minutes

respectively.

3

body

conclusion

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Discussion skills that candidates can display at different times of the discussion are as follows:

Starting the discussion

  • Introducing the topic

  • Suggesting a framework

    During the discussion

  • Asking for opinions

  • Making suggestions

  • Summarizing and moving on

  • Agreeing and disagreeing

  • Responding with a reason / an example


During the discussion (continued)

  • Interrupting

  • Clarifying

  • Assisting weaker candidates

    Closing the discussion

  • Summing up

  • Assigning responsibilities


B. Group discussion skills

Candidates are expected to display a wide range of discussion skills in the 10-minute discussion. Complete the following formula and give an example for each item. For each skill, the first letter is given as hint.


aking suggestions

  • Asking for opinions e.g. What do you think?

  • M _______________ e.g. __________________

  • P _______________ e.g. __________________

  • M _______________ e.g. __________________

  • S _______________ e.g. __________________

I think……

assing turns

Is this a good idea, Miss Chan?

oving on

Shall we move on to discuss…?

ummarising

So far, we’ve discussed…


  • - I agree with you that …because

  • I’m afraid I can’t agree with you

  • because….

greeing and disagreeing

6.A _______________ e.g. ________________

7. R _______________ e.g. ________________

8. C _______________ e.g. ________________

9. I_______________ e.g. ________________

10. A _______________ e.g. ________________

What you’ve said is true but

have you ever thought about…

esponding

What I mean is….

larifying

nterrupting

Sorry to interrupt, but…

What’s your idea, Mr Wong?

Do you agree with our ideas?

ssisting weaker candidates


Based on 2003 Set 14 ‘Pets: Man’s best friend’, write out your ideas using the following sentence structures

  • Shall we ______? Today we need to ___

    ________________________________

    ________________________________

  • I think we should include ____________

    ___________ in our booklet because __

    ________________________________.

start

plan a booklet entitled ‘Pets: man’s best friends’.

the vaccination

procedures

pet owners need to know about this


vaccination procedures

the advs and disadvs of keeping pets

they are good considerations

for potential pet owners.

  • In addition to ____________________,

    ________________________ can be

    included because _________________

    ________________________________

  • How can we gather information for the booklet? I think___________________

    ________________________________

    5. How about presenting the information in an interesting way? In order to make the booklet interesting, we can __________ ________________________________

we can surf the Internet

to get first-hand information.

add colourful

photos and make the booklet pocket-sized.


make the

booklet. Shall we assign the responsibilities now?

the information

to beincluded and how to gather information.

the target readers

  • So far, we’ve discussed_____________

    ____________________________________ .

    Shall we move on to discuss _____________ ?

  • Who should be our target readers? I

    think ________________________________

    because _____________________________

  • As time is running short, let’s make a conclusion. We’ve planned how to _________

    ______________________________________

we should target children and the elderly

they often need a pet to accompany them


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