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    Dear All,

    I'm a new member to "using english" and I'm looking desperately for a special discussion activity I did years ago ( when I was a youngster and myself attended english class :) )

    It was a story about total destruction of the world ( not very nice I know), and you have only one airplane where 6 people could get on.

    The students have to choose which 6 would be the best choice to start "new civilisation" on a far away island.

    The text introduced 8-10 different people, all of them with negative and positive characteristics.

    Story is obviously not very "nice" but offers a lot room for discussion.

    Is there anybody out there who has a copy of this activity ?

    Please let me know !

    Thank you all

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    Panthera

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    Hi, Panthera!
    I have a textbook called "Cambridge Advanced English" by Leo Jones, Cambridge University Press.
    There is a chapter there that has a poem about 8 people living on a desert island, and they built a kind of civilization there.
    Does it sound familiar?

    Best wishes,
    Sasha

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    Hi Sacha !

    Thank you for your answer.

    Basically I don't know if this is the activity I'm looking for...

    The story was that the course was kind of a council that had to choose which 6 people should go to the island and start the new civilisation.

    The course had to choose out of 9 or 10 people.

    Every person had a detailed description like gender, job, hobbies, how they react and so on...

    I don't think it was a poem....

    But thank you anyway

    Best wishes,

    Panthera

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    It sounds to me like a kind of balloon debate: Balloon debate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Thanks !

    I'm going to look for BALLOON DEBATE on Google ! Thanks a lot !

    Wishes
    Panthera

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