I was moved and touched by the way that both complete strangers and dear friends stepped forward to support me and saddened by the way some people chose to shrink away, out of fear, confusion or not being sure what to say. So, after hearing from a dear friend who reminded me of a floral arrangement I sent after the death of her mother-in-law, it inspired me to tackle the idea of bereavement. As always, I welcome and wholeheartedly encourage you all to respond with your thoughts. These ideas are just suggestions and clearly some people will respond differently or want a different response.
Ten Conversation Lessons with Stories, Vocabulary Practice, Questions and Activities Farzad Sharifian Edith Cowan University Western Australia Suggestions for Using the Lessons The Story Depending on the main objective s of the course, the teacher may choose to read the story aloud asking the students not to look at it or ask the students to read the story to themselves silently and as quickly as possible.
Vocabulary Practice The teacher may ask the students to answer the vocabulary questions as soon as they are through with the story. Students should use the text in order to guess the meaning of each vocabulary item. Questions for Discussion The questions posed under this section are meant to stimulate spontaneous speech and class discussion.
The teacher may ask several students to answer the same question for different possible opinions. Activities Here the teacher may ask students to pair up and tell each other the story in their own words and he himself may act as a co-communicator or a counselor.
Then the teacher may act as a model and pronounce the words under this section and ask the students to repeat the words several times. Finally, the teacher may use each word in a full sentence and ask the students to repeat for possible contextual effects.
Miscellany A variety of statements such as proverbs and quotes can be found under this section. The statements are deliberately chosen to be provocative to spark off spontaneous debate and discussion. Thus, the teacher may choose each of these statements as a topic for class discussion. Lesson 1 - A Soldier's Lie The Story Once a soldier asked his commanding officer for a day's leave to attend his sister's wedding.
The officer asked him to wait outside the door for a few minutes while he considered the request. The officer then called the soldier back in and said, "You are a liar.
I've just phoned your sister and she told me she's already married.The officer then called the soldier back in and said, "You are a liar. I've just phoned your sister and she told me she's already married." "Well, sir, you're an even bigger liar," the soldier replied, "because I don't even have a sister.".
Modern Etiquette: Good Ideas for Tough Times. If you failed to send a card/reach out/whatever, pick up the phone or write a note now.
It will be appreciated. reply. Brook Powell says: Apr 15, at pm Thank you so much for this beautifully written piece. I have a friend who just lost her husband, and the circumstances around his. The Time Is Now offers a weekly writing prompt (we’ll post a poetry prompt on Tuesdays, a fiction prompt on Wednesdays, and a creative nonfiction prompt on Thursdays) to help you stay committed to your writing practice throughout the year.
Don’t be afraid, as part of your planning process, to write out a script for yourself so that you’ll feel more comfortable once you’re on the phone with your contact.
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