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A.3 Getting to know each other: ice-breaker

This is an ice-breaking activity for participants to get to know each other better

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Andreia Inamorato Dos Santos
3 December 2009

How about finding out a bit more about the people you work with on a daily basis (and also about the ones you are just coming to know through this event)?

Please state three interesting things about you, one of which is a lie. 

We'll all try to identify which one is the lie, let's see how well we can spot it!

 Let's have some fun...


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Andreia Inamorato Dos Santos
7:28pm 3 December 2009 (Edited 12:05pm 7 December 2009)

I will start by saying that:

  1. I used to be a theatre director
  2. I am a qualified fitness instructor (spinning)
  3. I speak French
Which is the lie? ;-)


Anna De Liddo
3:47pm 4 December 2009

This is funny! guess is 3. You speack French ;)

Karen Cropper
4:00pm 4 December 2009 (Edited 10:20am 11 December 2009)

  1. I have a paragliding pilot's license.
  2. In my first professional job after graduating I had control of a £2m+ budget to test aeroplane jet engines to destruction.
  3. The number of years since I graduated is greater than the number of years until my official retirement date (bit of a riddle too).

Which is the lie?

Answer added 11 Dec 2009

Number 1 is the lie - but has an element of truth in it because I did have a lot of paragliding lessons and got my student pilots license, but you have to put so many flying hours in to get the full pilots license, and alas I never got around to it.  That was nearly 15 years ago now...(in my early 30s - hence 3) and 2 was in my job as a mechanical research engineer at Rolls Royce in Derby.

Giota Alevizou
6:05pm 6 December 2009

lol... I'd guess 1 and 1 for both Andreia and Karen!

Andreia Inamorato Dos Santos
8:10pm 6 December 2009

I guess 1 for Karen!

Andy Lane
10:32am 7 December 2009

  1. I have written a book with a Foreword by the Prince of Wales.
  2. I have had a painting exhibited on television
  3. I have won a contract for the OU worth £266 million

Giselle Ferreira
11:42am 7 December 2009

 I guess 3 for Andreia, 3 for Karen (how could that be, Karen?), perhaps 2 for Andy (I don't think that 3 is impossible ...)?


Andreia Inamorato Dos Santos
12:02pm 7 December 2009

Humm... number 3 seems a bit too much Andy..... so my guess is number 3!

Andreia Inamorato Dos Santos
9:44am 11 December 2009

I think you know me too well... ;-)

Both Giselle and Anna spotted my lie, it is number 3! I do not speak French...

Karen Cropper
10:21am 11 December 2009

I added my answer to the original post.

Giota Alevizou
2:23pm 11 December 2009

hehehe I got it right Karen...though again there was an element of truth there seems you cannot lie ;-)

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