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Role Play Should English be the first language for the Bongou people? You will participate in a discussion among the Bongou people. The aim is to decide.

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1 Role Play Should English be the first language for the Bongou people? You will participate in a discussion among the Bongou people. The aim is to decide which should be the first language for the people: Bongou or English. Objectives We will think critically about the problem of dying languages take part in a discussion practise making a responsible decision on social problems

2 Characters to act: Chief of the Bongou A Hotel owner Bongou Poet A Bongou Cape Town University graduate A Bongou mother A western linguist A fifteen-year old Bongou

3 Talk Structure 1.State your name and position. 2.Express your general attitude to the problem. 3.Give at least two arguments (thinks of your ethic minority’s future, culture, education, prosperity, identity, strong or weak points of your language and culture, etc.) 4. Conclude your talk by stressing the strongest argument. My name is… I work for… I’m… Generally, I think… On the whole, I believe… I don’t thing… It’s wrong to think that… First… Second… (Third…) Firstly… Secondly… (Thirdly…) First of all… Then… (Also…) Finally,… In conclusion, I’d like to… To sum up, I’d like to stress that…

4 Net Slang RL – real life lol – laugh out loud bbl – be back later N2m – not too much BTW – by the way SYS – see you soon IMHO – in my humble opinion LY – love you 4u – for you wuzup – what’s up? GF – girlfriend F2F – face to face ASAP – as soon as possible cu – see you tia – thanks in advance ty – thank you l8er- later * net potato – someone who spends a great deal of time surfing the net * newbie – a new user of the Internet * puter – computer :-) – Smile :-( - Crying, disappointed :-O - Shocked

5 Student’s Self-Evaluation Card CriterionQuestion to ask oneselfScore(1-5) 1ParticipationDid you participate equally with all the rest in the presentation of the problem? 2ContentDid you bring in any original ideas? 3FluencyDid you speak fluently? 4AccuracyDid you speak accurately? (without grammar mistakes) Total score


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