iTrackR Ed Room 101 Interviewing skills: Speaking & Listening Recall previous knowledge: List three types of interviewing techniques ANSWER! Write your answers on the mini-whiteboards. Room 101 – Speaking & Listening Objectives: All will be able to: To prepare for and contribute to a formal discussion of ideas and opinion, in this case an interview. Write script for interview and create an animated discussion. Room 101 Supposing you had the chance to get rid of some of your worst nightmares, what would they be? While working for the BBC, novelist George Orwell spent many of his most boring meetings in a place called 'Room 101'. It left such an impact on Orwell that when he came to write his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, he turned Room 101 into the place that contains the worst thing in the world, designed to scare that person into obeying their master, Big Brother. BBC’s Room 101 hosted by Paul Merton interviews celebrities where they are able to finally get rid of the things they hate the most... forever. The show was designed to be the opposite of Desert Island Discs, in which people talked about the things they liked. In Room 101, they talked about the things they hated, with Merton deciding whether to banish the proposed item to the room. It is now your chance to banish the things you hate in the world. During your interview you must put forward a persuasive argument if you want your wishes to be granted… Room 101 This is a paired task: 1) The interviewer must ask interesting, probing questions and decide whether the interviewee as given enough evidence to support banishment. 2) The interviewee must respond to the interviewer giving valid reasons why they wish to banish the three items. BBC’s TV Show Room 101 with Ricky Gervais and Richard E Grant Room 101 Now you have gained an idea of the task; you need to plan and write the interview script with your partner. However, before you do, read the rules… The Rules There are certain rules you must follow: • • • • • • You have to propose three things to go into the room. You must not choose a tutor or other members of the class. You must not select anything which may cause offence to others , for example: no racist, sexist or homophobic comments etc. Make specific choices, not ‘annoying soaps’ be more precise for example: EastEnders. Avoid ‘heavy’ subjects, for example: drugs. You must answer the interviewer’s questions about your choices and try to persuade him/her to include your requests. Rules for writing good interview questions Always plan an interview before you write it. Start by making a short list of the things you want to include. Don’t use Yes/No questions If the person you are interviewing can answer your questions by just saying “yes” or “no”, then it will not be a very interesting discussion. Do you like dogs? No Rules for writing good interview answers The interview has got to sound realistic … think about your answers to the questions. You must use persuasive language and argue your case. Once your have prepared your interview script, go to GoAnimate site. Create an animated interview Share and present your animation to your group Remember this is a Speaking and Listening controlled assessment which forms part of your English assessment. Therefore prepare properly! Achievement will only be awarded to learners who have clearly prepared; with a written and well planned interview. Miss Marks The Examiner Assessment criteria: Listen to and respond appropriately to other points of view SLlr/E3.4 Make contributions to discussions that are relevant to the subject SLd/E3.2 Peer Assessment Write a list of all the things you thought your partner did really well during their interview. Include things linked to the objectives, but also include things that were not. Write a list of everything s/he did right. Give examples. Self Assessment What really made you think this lesson? What have you learnt? What did you find difficult? What do you need more help with? If you were teaching this class, what would you change? What activities would you have done? Plenary & Self Assessment Review learning objectives: Did you plan and contribute to the interview? Did you reflect this in your self assessment? If you were to go back in time and start today’s lesson again, what would you change and why?