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Age: Adults or Senior YLs
Make one copy of the worksheet per student.
- On the board write Do you doodle? When do you doodle? Ask students if they know what doodle means. If nobody knows, invite students to speculate. Offer a few clues: Most people doodle when they are waiting or bored. You need a pencil or a pen to doodle. Finally explain the meaning or invite a student to look up the word in a dictionary and explain to the rest of the class.
- Give each student a copy of the handout and tell them to spend three minutes doodling. They should doodle in each box. They should concentrate on their doodling and not copy or speak.
- When students have finished doodling, put them into pairs; A and B.
- Draw this key on the board:
1 = The way you see yourself
2 = The way other people see you
3 = The way you want to be seen
4 = The real you
- Explain that they are going to pretend to be psychoanalysts. They should take turns to analyse each other’s doodles, using the key as a guide.
- Put students into new pairs to repeat the speaking part of the activity.
Collect the worksheets in and then hand them out again in a random order. Students write a brief analysis of their doodler using the key as a guide.