1. Copy one handout for each individual student.
2. Put the students into pairs, and give out the handouts one between two (distribute the remaining sheets after the activity to ensure better pair work).
3. Focus students' attention on the instructions and introduce the concept of the 'diamond 9' – a basic prioritisation game. Explain that students must order a group of nine statements in line of importance based on their own opinions. Ensure students understand they must justify their opinions and compromise in their pairs.
4. Monitor the students, providing language input or error correction when
5. Make sure now every student has a copy of the handout, and elicit responses from the students. Try to finish by compiling a whole group 'diamond 9' on the board that provides a guide as how the reading components should be done.