New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 1
Choose one of the situations below and ask your partner a typical question. After answering, they can have one guess about which situation you are thinking of. If they are wrong, ask another typical question for that situation.
Sending a parcel at the post office
Arranging for removals men to come
Airport check in
Airport security check
Medical check up
Blind date/ speed dating
Joining a gym
Chatting with an old friend
Chitchat before a business meeting
Meeting your boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s parents for the first time
Placement test for a language school
Health and safety inspector
Office building security guard
Supermarket or department store security guard
Television chat show
Radio news interview
Speaking exam (e.g. IELTS Speaking)
Opening a new bank account
A lawyer who is writing your will
A lawyer who is going to defend you
The prosecutor or judge in court
People who are thinking about buying or renting your house
Army recruitment officer
A telephone questionnaire on work and leisure
What questions would you ask for the last one?
What do you think typical answers would be if the questionnaire was asked in your country?
How would the answers vary from country to country?
Read the text on page 8 and 9 and check
PDF version for easy saving and printing: Questions in different situations