Organizing a surprise party
Dialogue: 2 min. each candidate - Word doc (1 page)
You're organizing a surprise party for a friend. You've got a week to do so. Discuss the following questions, and each candidate should pose his/her own ideas (see below):
an outdoor party or an indoor party, in a house or in a disco?
food & drinks, music, activities
cleaning and decorating (if appropriate)
anybody staying over the night?
an outdoor party, in the countryside
each guest brings some food or some drinks
you've got a friend coming from Australia who needs to find some place to stay
an indoor party, in your house
people bring the drinks, we three pay for the food
who's cleaning when
an indoor party, at a disco - rent the space
collect some money from everybody
you've got a friend who needs to stay over the night somewhere
Learning to think in terms of FUNCTIONS. Brainstorming. Some ideas on language functions: proposals, suggestions, offering to do things, asking sb to do things, future arrangements, plans & intentions, possibility, checking people understand what you're saying, recapitulating.