Class work requiring students to work in pairs or as a group. Also concentric circle exercises. Students ask questions and discuss with each other. Rather than wait their turn they can do this all at the same time. I use this as a chance to spend some time with students individually.
Persuading
Two teams of students; one team will persuade the other which will be reluctant to try an extreme sport or activity.
Team A will first introduce the extreme as if they were selling tickets to participate in it. They need to persuade the other team it will be an experience or it’s beneficial for them.

Team B will decline stating thier reasons due to being a bad experience or unbeneficial.

Team A will then reasure team B why it is not as dangerous as they think it will be.

Team B will then conclude that they’re still not comfortable doing such a dangerous activity.

Warm up activity
What Wouldn’t You Do?
Pair work activity; print out, cut out and hand out to each pair of students.
Students have to answer using this structure:
“If I were to”, “I wouldn’t”, “Because”, “Instead” and “So I could”.
Example: “If I were to win a million dollars I wouldn’t tell anyone because they would want to borrow money from me. Instead I would keep it a secret so I could save all of it.”
Description: Giving an opinion to someone’s statement. A statement is a person’s opinion which you may agree or disagree with.
Aim: To keep a conversation going when someone hasn't given you a question.
Description: Each group is a farmer that produces only one type of produce, such as if one group raises chickens, how many chickens would they trade just for one cow?
Aim: to discuss the importance of value and quality.
Description: students are set in pairs then rotate to change partners.
Aim: to introduce themselves in a few minutes.
Description: students are divided into interviewers and interviewees to simulate a job fair.
Aim: to practice introducing themselves for different types of jobs.
Description: general topics ranging from music, movies, fashion and etc.
Aim: to practice answering general English questions.
Description: questions ranging from everyday questions.
Aim: a warm up practice answering questions
Description: a set of strange questions.
Aim: a warm up to answer using their imagination.
 
Description: a set of questions about going on holiday.
Aim: a warm up to give reasons for their answers.
Description: can you tell what a person's personality by their choice in food, music and etc.
Aim: a warm up to give reasons for their answers.
Description: topics about life at school.
Aim: a warm up to give reasons for their answers.
Description: asking questions to their classmates about products they buy and use.
Aim: introduction to business English topic for marketing.
Description: getting students to offer advice.
Aim: a warm up to give reasons for their answers.
Description: students have a role to play with a name and an occupation, they have to introduce themselves by using their occupation as a ice breaker.
Aim: to build a conversation by finding a mutual topic they are interested in.
Description: in each group there is three or so students and one student will start the topic and continue the sentence.
Aim: to keep the conversation going.
Description: students must not say no, and under what circumstances would they do something that they would never consider doing.
Aim: to try and think what circumstances would make them do the unthinkable.
Description: a business English activity to practice giving a mild agreement.
Aim: to disagree without arguing.
Description: an activity to teach how to "beat around the bush."
Aim: to be indirect with asking for help.
Description: when making a decision you have to give your reason for your choice by weighing up the options.
Aim: to make a decision based on whether something has more good aspects than bad.
 
 
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