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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

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) times of the discussion are as follows:

• Interrupting

• Clarifying

• Assisting weaker candidates

Closing the discussion

• Summing up

• Assigning responsibilities

B. Group discussion skills times of the discussion are as follows:

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 times of the discussion are as follows:

• 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…

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’, times of the discussion are as follows: write out your ideas using the following sentence structures

• Shall we ______? Today we need to ___

________________________________

________________________________

• I think we should include ____________

___________ in our booklet because __

________________________________.

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

the vaccination

procedures

pet owners need to know about this

vaccination procedures times of the discussion are as follows:

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 times of the discussion are as follows:

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