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TEACHERS NOTES - A DYING SKILL

Activity 1. INDIVIDUALLY

Activity 2. INDIVIDUALLY or PAIRS

All the words are adjectives which can be used for describing handwriting. crabbed - written in small letters that are very close together and difcult to read illegible - not clear enough to be read joined-up - written with the letters joined, cursive spidery - handwriting that is untidy and consists of long thin lines

Activity 3. PAIRS or WHOLE GROUP

Activity 4. PAIRS

NOTES: Inform the students that the proper analysis of someones handwriting is a complicated task involving a lot of experience and knowledge, and the analysis of their classmates personality should not be considered more credible as horoscopes we nd in newspapers.

Activity 5. PAIRS or SMALL GROUPS

is deteriorating - is getting worse reliance - trust in someone or something putting a pen to paper - writing scripts - written answers in an examination illegible - not clear to be read joined-up handwriting - written with the characters joined aids - helps uency - the ability to express oneself easily and articulately self-esteem - condence in ones own worth or abilities; self respect referral - the directing of a patient to a medical specialist by a GP occupational therapists - a therapist treating people with physical, emotional, or social problems, helping them overcome or learn to deal with their problems

Activity 6. PAIRS or SMALL GROUPS