Working in a team
Everyone of us has worked in a team at some point. Some find it enjoyable, others find it difficult. Their role (who's role? the team members' roles?) differs according to their abilities and aims at achieving the team's goal in the end.
I have had
agreat experience with team work. Once, I participated in a group of four members to prepare a presentation for our English lesson at school. My team was full of enthusiasm and eager to prepare and deliver an excellent presentation that we hope will havewould earn the admiration of our teacher and our classmates.
Our goal was to prepare a lesson that included the four skills of English and present it to our classmates. So, we sat together and
putdrew up (or came up with)a plan showing everyone's role. We discussed our goal and the steps we should follow to fulfill (achieve) it effectively. We also agreed that everyone should deny himself ( not be individualistic) andbut work as a team work.
Before we started, we showed our teacher the outline of our plan and she gave us some advice
sabout some points. What distinguished our team that waswas that every member of our team was good at one skill of English English. One of us was good at grammar(,) while another onewas good at speaking and listening toin English. The other two members were good at the applications of the computer. We began our plan with searching for an exciting topic that would show our abilities and one that hadnít been presented by any of other groups before. For that purpose, we borrowed some books from the library and began to browse through them until we found our target. It was a story about a man and his dog. It showed how wasthe dog was loyal and how it could save his friend from certain death's life. We decided to divide the story into three parts, two to be told to the class and the third part to be guessed through asking themseek participation from the class by asking them questions eg.," what do you think will happen next? "While working inon the presentation, we needed to use some pictures from the story , so we had to go the computer lab and lookedto look for a scanner, but we didnít find one. Then, we asked one of our classmates who helped us and broughtto bring his scanner. We started to paraphrase the whole story using different ideas from everyone had. That presentation took about two weeks to be finishedcomplete. Before the dayA day before ofthe presentation, we sat with our teacher and showed her our work and explained the steps we followed to finish it. She admired theour presentation and praised our spirit of cooperation and considered us an ideal group.
We displayed our work on the following day, and our classmate
interactedresponded well withto our story and thanked us greatly for our effort.
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