B.16 Re-introducing context
Aim: to activate general knowledge, practise analysing what is implicit in what is explicitly mentioned.
You will need: at least one other person, and a series of newspaper headlines (preferably current).
One person presents a newspaper headline. The others must then expand on the headline by adding in as much historical and contextual information as they can and by making explicit anything that is implicit. At first this can take the form of a group brainstorming session, but later each person should be able to do this immediately in the form of a presentation or speech. Prompt each other with questions if necessary. (Gillies) Gillies, Andrew. Conference Interpreting. Routledge, 20130724. VitalBook file.