4.2.7 Group VII

Discussion group VII consists of three girls, G13, G14, and G15. G14 is the Chair, and G13 is taking notes. No teacher is present. This discussion was recorded for the S.E.B.'s film Young People Talking, but was not included in the film; therefore there is no S.E.B. assessment of any of the speakers in this group. The topic of discussion is identical to that of group VI above, characters in Act I of The Long and the Short and the Tall. This was the most co-operative of the groups in the sample. Teachers were shown an extract from this discussion (marked on the transcript in bold typeface) and asked to assess speaker G14, as part of this study. The results of the teachers' assessments are dealt with in Chapter Five.

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