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1 What affects the way we speak? Obj –To understand how the way we and others speak can both include and exclude

2 Assessment objectives: Understand variations in spoken language, explaining why language changes in relation to contexts Evaluate the impact of spoken language choices in your own and others ‘ use

3 First Impressions   When you meet someone for the first time, what do you notice most? The way they look? The way they speak? The way they dress?

4 YouTube - The Inbetweeners | First Day Of School | E4 YouTube - Vicky Pollard on Trisha - Little Britain

5 Stereotypes A stereotype is a judgment by a person or judgment shared by a group of people based on uneducated assumptions and generalisations. Black people are amazing at basketball. White people have no rhythm.

6 Everyone stereotypes and makes judgments. However, the goal is to become educated, and to learn not to ‘pigeonhole’ people. Stereotypes can be good and bad.

7  Discuss what conclusions (rightly or wrongly) you might make about the following speakers.

8 How can our language be affected? Think about why people speak differently. Make a list of ideas in your book.

9 Social influences on language There are ten main factors that affect and influence the way we speak. These have been hidden around the classroom. Your task is to collect all ten reasons as quickly as possible.

10 Match Up In pairs – Complete the match up activity.

11 agesexuality genderhobbies ethnicitydeviance occupationregion social class context

12 How old or young a person is will affect language use. The sexual orientation of individuals will affect language use. Whether you are male or female will affect language use. The past times and leisure activities that people take part in will affect language use. A person’s ethnic background (for example, Creolisation – London Jamaican) will affect language use. Any ‘less savoury’ activities that an individual is involved in will affect language use. The job or career that a person does will affect language use. Where a person is from (geographically) will affect language use. The social, educational and economic position that people are born into / live in will affect language use. Who, where and why a person is talking to someone else will affect language use.

13 In groups have a conversation about a topic of your choice!

14 What do you think has affected the way you speak today??

15 Plenary Write two paragraphs about how and why you stereotype people based on the way that they speak.

16 Plenary/Homework Write two paragraphs about how and why you stereotype people based on the way that they speak.


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