Party, party, party!

04.01.2020 0 Автор Julia Gulevich

Age: Young adult – adult

Level: Intermediate+

Time: 30 minutes

Materials: Party role cards

Party!

Procedure:

1. Teach/revise social expressions used when you first meet someone, e.g. Hello, my name is…, May I ask your name?, Nice to meet you.

2. Make one photocopy of the sheet of role cards for every twelve students. Give one role card to each student, handing them out randomly. If you’ve got an odd number of students, give two students a copy of the first stag party role card.

3. Ask students to complete any gaps on their role card with an appropriate word/phrase. They could also take this opportunity to check the meanings of any unknown vocabulary in their dictionary or with you.

4. Tell the students to imagine they are going to attend the event on the invitation, but they have to find it first. They should mingle until they’ve found the other student(s) attending their event. Then they should imagine they’re at the party, and introduce themselves using the information on their role cards.

5. After they’ve had a few minutes to play the characters on their cards, tell them that they are now all at a New Year’s Eve party. This time, they should assume the identity of their first partner and interact with another partner, talking about the party they have just been to: Was it good? Why (not)?, etc. They should switch partners every minute or so. To wind down the activity, start a New Year’s countdown (10… 9… 8… 7…) and at ‘Happy New Year!’ have them all sit down for feedback.

Party role cards You are cordially invited to a

Stag Party

You are the groom’s best friend. You have never met anyone in his family and you’re concerned because you’ve heard his uncle is _______________.

You are cordially invited to a

Stag Party

You are the uncle of the future husband, from a different country. You’ve just arrived from ______________ today and are excited to meet your nephew’s friends.

You are cordially invited to a

Fancy Dress Party

You are dressed as ___________. You work as a ____________. You know the hostess because you ________________ together.

You are cordially invited to a

Fancy Dress Party

You are dressed as ___________. You work as a ______________. You know the hostess because you ______________ together.

You are cordially invited to a

Girls’ Night Out

You work in a bookstore and are enjoying a pub crawl with your friends. You hate it when people you don’t know come on pub crawls.

You are cordially invited to a

Girls’ Night Out

You are visiting your sister, who works in a bookstore and has brought you with her on a pub crawl in London.

You are cordially invited to a

Housewarming Party

Your boss has just moved into a new house, and you were invited to the housewarming party. You’ve brought a ___________________ as a gift.

You are cordially invited to a

Housewarming Party

Your daughter has just moved into a new house and you were invited to the housewarming party. You’ve brought a ___________________ as a gift.

You are cordially invited to a

Book Launch Party

You are the publisher of your favourite author’s new book, called ___________________. You think it is ________________________.

You are cordially invited to a

Book Launch Party

You work for a book review journal and you have been invited to the launch party of an author’s new book, which you’ve read. You think it is _________________.

You are cordially invited to a

Wedding Reception

You are the younger sibling of the bride. You’ve never met anyone from the groom’s family before. You are dating the famous singer, ____________________.

You are cordially invited to a

Wedding Reception

You are the younger sibling of the groom. You’ve never met anyone from the bride’s family before. You want to change your job to ______________________.