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Task no. 1

Photo discussion

Photograph 1: “Watch Your Step. Safety First”

Look carefully at Photograph 1.

  • Identify the purpose of this float.
  • What is the road safety message presented to the public in this float?
  • Who is the main audience for this road safety message?
  • Explain the type of road safety behaviour that this float is trying to encourage. What do the organisers want people to do?
  • The monkey in this photograph is walking on stilts. Explain the relationship between the stilts and the road safety message on the sign the monkey is wearing. 
  • What features of this float will help it to achieve its purpose?

Photograph 2: “Mothers and Others, Try Safety First”

Look carefully at Photograph 2

  • Identify the purpose of the float.
  • What is the road safety message presented to the public in this float?
  • Who is the main audience for this road safety message?
  • Explain the type of road safety behaviour that this float is trying to encourage. What do the organisers want people to do?
  • The monkey in this photograph is pushing a toy pram. Explain the relationship between the toy pram and the road safety message in the sign the monkey is wearing.
  • What features of this float will help it to achieve its purpose?

Photographs 1 and 2:

  • Where do you think the organisers of the procession sourced the monkeys? Where do the monkeys usually live? Give reasons to support your opinion.
  • Explain why you think the keeper might be holding a stick.
  • Do you think it would be acceptable to include this type of float in a promotion for Road Safety Week today? Give reasons to support your opinion. 
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