Students discuss which of their most hated items should be dispatched to the abyss of Room 101, made infamous by the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. The concept is inspired by a television show. The resource includes a fascinating historical note about the origin of the name 'Room 101'.
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- Think of three to five things that really annoy you and ought to be banished to Room 101.
- No racial, sexual, prejudicial or insulting items can be considered for Room 101.
- No students or teachers are allowed to be put into Room 101.
- When you have made your choice, in pairs tell each other what you are planning to put into Room 101. Check your ideas are original and interesting – designating homework to Room 101, for example, isn’t particularly interesting or thought-provoking.
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