Interpreting Indirect Questions
Social Vocab
Emotions
Advocate for Yourself
Conversation Starters
100

You are at the mall with some friends, one asks, "Hey how much money do you have? as they show you something they want to buy. 

Friend is indirectly asking for their friend to pay for something. 

100

What does egocentric mean? How can this impair friendships?

Egocentric means only thinking about yourself; self-centered. This can ruin friendships because one person always get what they want, their way, etc. and disreguard their friends feelings and opinions.

100

Define emotions.

Strong immediate reactions felt in response to something. 

100

You were not focused on the instruction for a new game in PE. You asked your friend to explain and your teacher became upset with you for talking to a friend and not starting the new activity. 

Any relevant and appropriate response

100

A peer has a new haircut. What do you say?

Any relevant response:

ex. "I like your new haircut"

200

You are in class and a classmate says, "I forgot about my homework last night?" and looks towards your notebook. 

They want to copy your work.

200

What does responsibility mean? 

Responsibility is being accountable and taking control of your thoughts/actions.  Completing a task or jobs that you are expected to do.

200

Name two words that may mean sad. Name two ways your can tell if someone is sad. 

-Unhappy, Depressed, Miserable 

-frowning, crying, slumped shoulders

200

You went to the bathroom and missed instruction. When you return the class is working quietly and the teacher is sitting at her desk. 

Any relevant and appropriate response

200

Two peers sitting next to you in the cafeteria are talking about an upcoming vacation to Hawaii. You have been there several times. What can you say?

Any relevant response:

"I love hawaii, you should check out their volcanoes!" 

300

You just turned on a video game and your mom walks into the room as says, "Is your room clean?"

Indirectly asking you to stop playing video games until the room is clean.

300

What is sarcasm? give and example. 

Sarcasm is a figure of speech.  Typically a comment or statement which means the opposite of what it says.  Tone of voice and word choice directly effect the meaning or interpretation. 

300

Name two words that mean nervous and two ways you could tell if someone is nervous.

-anxious, tense, edgy

-fidgeting with hands, eyes looking around everywhere, shaking leg

300

Your teacher was talking too fast while explaining a new subject.

Any relevant and appropriate response

300

You notice a peer is sitting by themselves in the cafeteria. They are wearing a shirt from a Post Malone concert. What can you say?

Any relevant response:

Ex. "did you get to go to his concert?"

400

You drove your car to school and an acquaintance says, "I forgot to tell my sister to come pick me up today, What are you doing after school?"

Asking for a ride home
400

What does the word perspective mean? Why is it important to friendships?

400

Name two words that may mean angry and two possible things that could make someone angry. 

-Annoyed, irritated, irate

-anything to do with being rude, inconsiderate, annoying. 

400

You want to be in charge of your own finances. But, your parents don't let you hold on to your money. 

Any relevant and appropriate response

400

You get to class early and a peer is reviewing the material for a quiz you have that period. What can you say?

Any relevant response:

-"how do you feel about the upcoming quiz?"

500

You are in the lunchline and a friend says, "Hey, do you have any money?"

Your friend doesn't has food or money for lunch and is asking for you to buy them lunch.

500

What is volume and tone of voice and how can these change the meaning of a message?

500

name two things you can do to calm down when you are feeling overwhelmed.

deep breathes, count to 10, how big of a problem is it? 

500

You will not be able to complete the assignment on time

Any relevant and appropriate response

500

You are walking around the mall and notice a peer who is in one of your classes.  They are also by themselves. What do you say?

Any relevant response:

-"Hey, it's good to see you outside of class"

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