This activity can be used at any time during the lesson. It is a good lead-in activity when teaching writing skills, or it can be used at the end of the lesson to recycle the skills students learnt.
It is an alternative to free writing or journal writing.
This activity involves a triad of students in cooperative speaking, listening and reading work with an article about a real-world topic.
In the final step the students write a paragraph with the details of the article without looking at it.