Collaborative learning promotes teamwork in class. Learners work together in small or large teams. However, it is not always easy for individuals to work effectively with others. Some learners prefer to work on their own first, then share ideas and information. Others are reluctant to share, because they want to impress the teacher with their performance. Negative competition in class tends to prevent students from working together, as they feel that they need to keep what they know to themselves, in order to gain credit against everyone else in class.
Who are they? How do you feel
What do people mean when they say that someone is “self-made”? They usually refer to success stories of individuals who have been able to recognize and utilize opportunities in their lives, for the purposes of improving their personal living standards, gaining respect in their community, and helping others. Can you think of successful”self-made” people in your country? Who are they? How do you feel about them?
2. I have another computer. Would you like to use it? 3. Some documentaries are interesting. Others aren’t. 4. We need to get another car. This one is so old! 5. Is there any other food? I don’t eat steak. 6. Many of the teachers are leaving. Others aren’t. 7. I’m going to sit at the table with the other kids. 8. I can’t find my math book anywhere. I might just buy another. H Complete the conversation with the phrases from the box. Read the text and answer the questions. Then complete the questionnaire at the end of the text with your own ideas. What gender are you?