Yuva for All Session 3.11
Looking forward to the Commonwealth Games
The next Commonwealth Games are going to be held in 2010 in New Delhi, the capital of our country. This session ai ms at preparing students to be good hosts and volunteers during the Games. It aims at enhancing life skills such as Self Awareness, Creative and Critical Thinking, Empathy, Effective Communication and improving Inter-Personal Relationships with people from other countries.
: By the end of the session, the students will be able to Become aware about the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Games. Become aware about the importan ce of events such as the Commonwealth ...view middle of the document...
The unique characteristics of the Commonwealth Games include being the only Games which share a common language. All athletes and officials can converse with each other in English, creating an atmosphere that has led to the Commonwealth Games being known as the "Friendly Games". Ask a group of students to perform the role play for the situation given below situation. State that all conversations in the role play have to be carried out in simple English , for the reason that- as stated above -English is the common link between the countries that belong to the Commonwealth. It will also give us a chance to brush up our spoken English and the confidence that we too can converse with and help our foreign guests. You can ask the students to use the following dialogue as a sample for starting the Role Play: Rahim is a class XI student in a government school. He has been selected as a volunteer for the Commonwealth Games. He qualified after going through various interviews. He, along with some more volunteers, is posted at Delhi’s Internat ional Airport to welcome the guests and assist them. He has been given an attractive dress, cap and a badge with his name and photo on it. He and his friends have been allocated a counter in the arrival lobby, and they are very excited. Rahim spots a foreign guest coming towards the counter. Rahim states his name, greets him, and asks how he can help the guest. The guest wants to know where he can collect his baggage from. Rahim volunteers to take the guest to the baggage area, all the while making pleasant conversation with him. Before parting, Rahim wishes him a pleasant stay in Delhi and in India. The guest thanks him warmly. conversation. Encourage the students to be spontaneous and use simple English.
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Dialogue between Rahim and the Foreign Guest (FG): Rahim: (walking towards the FG) - Good Morning! FG- Good morning! Rahim: My name is Rahim. I am a Games Volunteer. Can I help you? FG- Oh! Thank you for offering to help me. Can you please tell me where I can collect my baggage? Rahim: Of course! Let me take you there. FG: Thank you so much! You are very helpful! I am so happy to meet you. Rahim: (on the way to the baggage area) – I am from Delhi. Where are you from? FG: I am from Australia – from the city of Melbourne. Rahim: Oh I see! That’s where the previous Commonwealth Games were held in 2006. Here is the baggage area. I hope you have a pleasant stay in Delhi and India. FG: Thank you so much! Step 4: Applaud the role play. Ask the students : “Why did the Foreign G uest feel relaxed and happy?” Expected Responses: The guest felt happy because he was attended to by a polite and helpful volunteer, Rahim’s friendly way of dealing made the guest feel relaxed, the offer to take the guest to the baggage area made the guest happy, Rahim’s continuing the dialogue with the guest made him feel relaxed. Note for Teachers: State that a volunteer in an international games event is...