flesl.net paired stories: story exchange: Satyendra Dubey

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whistle-blower:
someone who reports wrongdoing to a higher lever

tempted:
if you are tempted to do something you want to do it even though you know it is dangerous

witness:
see, observe (the noun “witness” refers to someone who gives testimony (testifies) in court.)

corruption:
dishonestly receiving money or other benefits in return for favors etc

public institution:
for example, a government-supported university or hospital

risk:
take a chance; do something that might lead to death, injury, loss of money etc.

sacrifice:
give something up for the sake of something more important (e.g. one‘s country)

• story exchange activity for “Satyendra Dubey”

A. Story Exchange

1: make groups of three or four

2: decide who is going to be A, who B, and who C. (In a four-person group there will be a c1 and a c2.)

3: A, tells the others in a story about one of the following:

a. when you or someone you know became a whistle-blower—or was tempted to become one.

b. when you or someone you know witnessed serious corruption in a government department, a public institution, or a large corporation.

c. when someone you know risked or sacrificed his or her life for the sake his or her country.

4: B, repeats A’s story.

5: C (or C1 and C2), asks A questions about his or her story.

6: A becomes C (or C2), B becomes A, etcetera, and everything is repeated.

B. Writing

1: write a paragraph telling one of the stories you have heard (not your own)

2: exchange your group’s paragraphs for the paragraphs of another group.

C. Correction

1: correct the errors in one of the paragraphs your group has received

2: discuss two or three intereting errors with the other members of your group