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Tell your partner about a time when you gave or received advice about money.Imagine you could go shopping for the day. What would you buy?What are the good and the bad things about shopping for things you want, but may not need?

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Discussion questions

Discuss the following questions in pairs and then summarise what you have said to the class.

Allow students to discuss these questions in pairs and then feedback to the class. This is a 'readiness' activity that will make the task of analysing the image on the following page easier.

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Discuss the following questions about this image with a partner.

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Image source https://www.adbusters.org/spoof-ads Marc DeJong:

The picture shows a barcode. Where can you find barcodes?

What English word can you see in the bottom left corner?

Why are the people escaping from the barcode?

What do you think the mother and child are going to do instead of going shopping?

This image was created to publicise a day called 'Buy Nothing Day', which is on the same day as 'Black Friday', a day when people often buy a lot of things. Why do you think someone decided to start 'Buy Nothing Day'?

How effective is this image and why?

Would you like to include Buy Nothing Day in your life? Why/Why not?

Display the picture and click on the numbers. Give students time to discuss their ideas in pairs. Then feedback ideas to the whole class.

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Make a text to persuade your friends to celebrate Buy Nothing Day

Think about the following:

What is the best way to do this: through a social media post, an email, a presentation, a chat in the cafe?What words do you need to do this? Ask your teacher or classmates for help.Do you need any pictures, facts or data?

When you have some ideas, write a draft of your text, or notes of what you are going to say.

Use the graphic organiser to help you prepare your draft or notes:on the next page.

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Ready? Write and share your final idea, or tell it to your classmates.

Celebrate Buy-nothing day

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Encourage students to copy this graphic organiser to help them organise their ideas. It will help them to generated ideas and organise them to support their key message, which is to encourage their friends to celebrate buy-nothing day.Their final ideas can be presented to the class or posted around the wall so they can read each other's work.

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