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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

Exercise on Group Discussion Skills

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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.

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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

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.

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.

• 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