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Problem solving

Organise the class into groups of 4 to 6, and give each student a worksheet. Each student chooses the three problems that she/he would most like to discuss. The groups then compare their results – the problem with the most votes is chosen, and the groups discuss it. Then the problem with the next highest number of votes is discussed, and so on.

 

Problem Solving

Work in small groups. Choose the three problems you would most like to discuss.

Then discuss the problems with the most votes.

 

 

1. Next Sunday we have to discuss an important matter. Should we do it over the internet, by telephone, by meeting or some other method? What time would be best for all of us?

 

 

 

 

2. We are architects. We have been appointed to divide this building up into flats. The developer wants to make as much profit as possible.

 

 

 

 

3. We are architects. We have been appointed by the local council to divide this building up into flats. They want to benefit the local community as much as possible.

 

 

 

 

4. We’re going to open a restaurant together in this area. What type of restaurant should it be? Which jobs will each of us take?

 

 

 

 

5. We’re going start a new magazine. What type of magazine should it be? Which jobs will each of us take?

 

 

 

 

 

6. We have $100,000 to invest. How should we invest it to get the best return over five years?

 

 

 

 

 

7. We have $100,000 to give away. Who should we give it to?

 

 

 

 

 

8. We have to prepare a magnificent meal for a group of ten people. What should we cook?

 

 

 

© ELTgames.com / Jon Marks. This activity first appeared in English Teaching Professional Magazine