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It’s an old classic but as they say, the old ones are the best!
Warm up questions
What’s the most remote place you’ve ever visited?
Did you spend the night there?
Do you like camping?
Have you ever slept under the stars?
Would you consider it?
What’s the most dangerous natural environment you’ve been in? Jungle? Desert?
What things do you always take with you on holiday?
Give out desert island and language handouts and explain the situation.
You have been selected to take part in a social experiment. You and your group will be taken to a desert island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. You will have to survive there for a year without contact with the outside world. The island has:
- Fresh water
- Banana trees
- Coconut palms
The climate is mild (not too hot, not too cold) first individually make a list of 8-10 things you think you will need to survive. Then, as a group you will have to decide on 8 things, list them in order of importance.
Students think of their own personal lists first.
In groups they first list all the possible problems they will encounter, then decide on a list of items that will help with these problems.
Students present their lists to class explaining their decisions.
Students must go into more depth about how their island will work.
Students must decide on:
- Roles and responsibilities
- Division of labour
- Justice / punishment / laws /rules
- Decision making
Students present their system to the class, other groups can ask questions.
We’re definitely going to need ________________
__________________ will be vital / essential / extremely useful / completely useless / a waste of space
I can’t live without ____________________
I think we should……………….
I reckon we ought to…………………
Why don’t we………………………..
How about / what about + gerund………………………….
Agreeing / Disagreeing
|Agreeing||Disagreeing||Ending an argument:|