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*Same
or different.*
A pair work activity. Cut the activity sheet in half
length ways so that each learner has a number of graphs
in front of him, numbered from one to five (one is
learner A, the other learner B). For each numbered graph,
the two are either the same or different. The learners
have to describe their graph to each other to determine
which ones are the same and which ones are different.

*Which
graph am I describing?*
On the
sheet are a number of simple graphs. A learner describes
a graph and the others must decide which graph is being
described.

*Matching
graphs.*
For two learners. Each learner has the same graphs but
not in the same order. To further confuse issues, one set
is labelled with letters, the other numbers. They have to
describe their graphs to each other in order to match
them i.e. to find the letters and numbers which
correspond to the same graph.

*Future
prediction cards.*
Learners use the cards to practise making predictions on
the future. Cut the cards up and place them in a pile on
the table. In groups the learners can take them one by
one and use them to make their prediction e.g. for 'life
expectancy', the learner could say 'I think people will
live longer in the future'.. The cards may also further
be used as a basis for a discussion on the
future.

*Forecasting
figures.*
Learners predict figures for the future on a number of
topics. The figures were taken from a feature in Newsweek
Dec. 27/ Jan. 3, 2000. The missing figures are; 1) Life
expectancy 2025- 72.5; 2) World population 2025- 8.5
billion; 3) Health 2025: people per doctor- 2500; health
care costs- 400 billion $; hospital beds- 23m; 4) The
poor 2025: living in poverty- 3300m; undernourished-
500m; no proper shelter- 700m.

*Comparing
graphs.*
A pair work activity to practise making comparisons.
Learners look at graphs which show two or more results
and compare them. The activity can be done as a short
practice activity or given as a mini presentation task
for the learners to perform.

*Comparing
products:
televisions.*
A pair work activity to practise making comparisons. This
activity can be used as a task to see how learners
perform before introducing the language of comparing, or
it can be used as a practice activity. You may also wish
to change the context of the activity. You could tell
your learners to imagine they were a headmaster and had
to buy a TV for their local school or they wanted to
organise a raffle in their company.

*A
company
presentation.*
Learners use the information provided to make a short
presentation of a language school. There are five sheets
in total. The first shows the overall structure of the
presentation; the second information about the company;
the third the different clients; the fourth information
about the courses and the fifth the different training
formats. The presentation may best be prepared and
presented in pairs or small groups with learners sharing
the presenting.