Saturday 12 March 2016

52x52: Read the Text

52 random acts of kindness that each take under 52 seconds. One action each week, over a year takes less than an hour of your life.

Although this act of kindness can take less than 52 seconds you may want to spend longer on it. Just read the text below and then tick 'true', 'false' or 'don't know' for each statement below.

(When you are done you can check the answers in the link below)


A builder, leaning out of a van, shouts 'nice legs' to a nurse cycling by. The same nurse arrives at work, and casually mentions this to a senior doctor. The doctor said, 'I’d never say that'. The doctor has two grown up children who are 22 and 30. They get on very well. One is a sergeant in the army: the other is training to be a hairdresser. The doctor divorced last year, and is currently dating someone.

Don’t Know
1. The builder was driving a van

2. The van was traveling quicker than the nurse

3. There was at least one man in the van

4. Not every man mentioned would shout ‘nice legs’
    to a passer by

5. The doctor is no longer living with his wife

6. The doctor has a new girlfriend

7. The doctor’s son is in the army

8. The youngest child is training to be a

9. At some point a man spoke to a woman

10. At least two of the people mentioned are men

11. A woman was shouted at

 Reference : Hayward, J. (2002) Work Matters: A Key Stage 4 Teacher Resource Exploring the Employment 
Strand of Citizenship,  Institute for Citizenship, p.42, 43 & 47.

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