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Bedfont Primary School


Primary School

week 16

This week's Speaking and Listening task-

Fillers Beware 

This competitive exercise is designed to promote fluent talk, and avoid the use of filler phrases such as ‘like’, ‘you know what I mean’, ‘err...’ and ‘umm...’ 

Your challenge is to talk about anything for one minute – it could be subject specific, an anecdote or perhaps what they most look forward to being able to do again when life returns to normal… 

Everyone in the game is given one point for every second they speak for, but will lose a point for every ‘filler’ phrase they use. 

Someone who speaks for sixty seconds without any filler phrases will score 60 points. A person who runs out of material at forty five seconds, and uses five ‘filler’ phrases will score 40 points. 

Let us know how you get on!