“Just a Minute” Focus: Adapting Speech

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A little bit complicated, but a whole lot of fun. Show your class an episode of the British television game show Just a Minute. After an explanation of the rules (no repetition, hesitation, or deviation) groups develop topics, based on works and concepts studied, and challenge other teams to speak on the topic for one minute.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • The activity challenges both listening and speaking skills
Cons

  • Requires access to online recordings of the BBC program Just a Minute
  • The directions are complicated and will require modeling
Common Core