Group work/ Paired work strategies

The majority of activities in developing oral language in ‘Tip of the Tongue’ involve pupils working together in pairs and in groups. For some pupils, it is often counterproductive to ask them to give descriptions to the entire class. Students are often embarrassed by their minimal knowledge or public exposure may make them uncomfortable and reserved. However, they are often eager to share their ideas with their peers in pairs or group work and in time, build confidence.