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    Functional real life problem solving scenarios for young adults
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  • You have been waiting all day for lunch to come because you are starving. Finally class ends and you get to go to lunch. Except when you go to get to your lunch, it's not there. You probably left it at home. What could you do?
    Go to the canteen and get some lunch. Ask your friends if there is anything they could share with you.
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  • You wake up and see that your alarm never went off. So you are starting your morning later than you planned. It is a really important day at college and you cannot be late. What could you do?
    Get ready as quick as you can. Skips non-essential parts of your routine. Grab and go breakfast.
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  • There is someone in your class who is always mean to you. He purposely bumps into you in the hall, throws things at you in class and called you names. What should you do?
    Tell him how you feel and ask him to stop. Speak with a tutor if the issue continues after this.
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  • You are taking a test and there is no talking allowed. You are writing your answers on the paper and your pencil breaks. What could you do?
    Raise your hand and tell the teacher your pencil broke. They will either give you a new one, or direct you to a sharpener.
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  • You are taking a test and the guy behind you asks you for help. He wants to know what you put for question number two. What could you do?
    Shrug and say that you don't know the answer, or that you just guessed on it.
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  • You started to do your work, but you weren't sure if you were doing it right. What should you do?
    Ask a classmate or teacher if you are on the right track before continuing.
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  • Your tutor is working at her desk. You want to ask her a question, but she doesn't see your hand raised. What should you do?
    Wait and raise your hand again in a bit. Go up to her desk and ask your question.
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  • You've asked your friend to hangout a couple times now, but each time you ask they say they're busy. What could you do?
    Tell them that you would love to get together and to let you know when they're free. If you are concerned, you can also ask if they are okay.
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  • The tutor is giving directions, but your friend sitting next to you keeps talking. You can't hear the directions. What should you do?
    Ask your friend to hold on so you can hear the directions.
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  • Your internet is not working and you cannot access your online lesson on teams one morning. What can you do?
    Inform your tutor over message that you are having issues. Ask for work to be sent to your student email/talk over lesson with staff member on the phone
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  • You wake up with a pain in your stomach, and you are feeling nauseous.
    Tell your parents. Call your doctor if the pain persists. Rest, drink lots of water.
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  • You are out for a walk on your own and you twist your ankle, and are finding it hard to walk home. What do you do?
    Call someone and ask them to pick you up. Use the bus/tube if you are near a familiar bus route.
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  • You are going to the supermarket with your family and you realise at the door that you've forgotten your mask. What do you do?
    You can wait in the car while they do the shop. You can see if there are any spares in the car.
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  • You have signed up to perform at the annual talent show at college. You will be singing a solo. However now you are feeling really nervous and don't want to do it anymore. What do you do?
    Speak with the organisers about how you are feeling. Keep practising to boost your confidence.
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  • You wake up with a throbbing pain in you mouth, and one of your teeth really hurts when you are chewing. What do you do?
    Tell your parents. Call your dentist. Avoid crunchy foods. Take something for the pain.
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  • You are making yourself a cup of tea but when you go to the fridge there's no milk left. What do you do?
    Add it to the shopping list. Go to the shops. Drink it black.
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  • You are baking a cake and you realise you are out of butter. What do you do?
    Pause what you are doing and go to the shops to get some butter. See if you can substitute the butter with anything else.
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  • You are at the checkout with your shopping and you realise you have forgotten your purse/wallet. What do you do?
    Put the shopping back and come back with your purse/wallet. Use card on your phone if you have an app.
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  • You get home and you realise you have forgotten your keys and the door is locked. What do you do?
    Call someone to see if they can let you in. Check if a key has been left out for you.
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  • You are at the hospital for an appointment with a new doctor and you don't know where to go. What do you do?
    Go to the receptionist, show them your appointment and who you are due to see. Ask for directions. Look for a map/signs on the walls.
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  • You are on the tube and you look up and see you've gone past your stop. What do you do?
    Get off at next stop and switch to tube going in the other direction on the line. See if you can transfer at the next stop. Check City Mapper / Google Maps.
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  • You are in a Maths lesson and you having trouble understanding the topic. What do you do?
    Raise your hand. Ask them to repeat themselves. Ask them to explain it in another way.
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  • You are waiting for your regular bus to college but it doesn't show up. What do you do?
    Keep waiting for the next one. Check Google Maps or City Mapper for an alternative. Ask a bus driver which bus you can take instead.
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