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How do I keep a group of teenagers attentive and interested?
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This is what one of our teachers used to do with  a class of 17 years olds:
1.  Organize them into groups
2. For every verbal presentation or discussion - 1 or 2 marks will be awarded to each group
3.  The group with the least number of marks at the end of the week has to come up with a current affairs quiz the following week - 10 questions with answers
4.  Give the winners prizes at the end of the term

With this in place, even going through comprehension answers is not tedious/enervating as  they seem to thrive when ther is  competition. It involves keeping records of group performance throughout the term - but  it is worth the effort because it keeps everyone on their toes.

Sounds like a good idea!

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