- Ask the students to get into pairs.
- One member of the pair stands at one side of the room and the other at the other side of the room.
- One side of the room are given an objective that requires them to cross the room, e.g. ‘You are late to school and must get there as soon as possible.’
- The other side of the room are given a conflicting objective that requires them to stop the other student, e.g. ‘You need another signature on your petition or chocolate will be outlawed in 5 minutes.’
- Remind the students that they are in the street so need to be polite and cannot grab or shove each other or run away.
- Encourage the students to use their language to convince the other that their objective is most important.
- After students have had a chance to interact, switch their objectives.
- Evaluate as a class.
Top tip: Keep an eye on various pairs and don’t be afraid to ask the rest of the class to pause and listen if you notice an interesting debate.