Rules and regulations bluff game

New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 11

Part One- Annoying Rules, Extreme Reactions

Choose any rule that is true in your country, city, home, company etc (or any other place you know), and express your frustration and annoyance with it and reasons for those feelings. Your partner has to guess whether you really do hate that rule, or whether you are just pretending to have that reaction.

Possible topics- Rules about:

Road rules
Cycling
Education
Smoking
Rubbish (= trash/ garbage)
Using parks
Using toilets
Shops
Politics
Animals, e.g. dog’s mess
Children
Going to the toilet
Sports
Air travel
Hotels and other accommodation
Public transport
Beaches and swimming pools
Working
Holidays
Marriage
Family rules, e.g. who has to do the housework

 
Part Two- Crazy rules from the past Call My Bluff
Student A

Your teacher is going to give you the true story of one of the strange past laws below. Try to imagine what each of the laws could have been and where and when those laws might have existed:

– No beards
– Window tax
– No marriage for teachers

Read the one real rule your teacher tells you. Is it similar to what you thought it would be?

Your teacher is going to ask you to describe each of the rules above. When they ask you to explain the one true one, tell the story you were given (from memory). When they ask you to explain any of the other stories, explain the story you imagined as if it was the true story. Each team must then guess which of the stories was true.
 
Part Two- Crazy rules from the past Call My Bluff
Student B

Your teacher is going to give you the true story of one of the strange past laws below. Try to imagine what each of the laws could have been and where and when those laws might have existed:

– A man in front of the car with a red flag
– No ice-cream soda on Sundays

Read the one real rule your teacher tells you. Is it similar to what you thought it would be?

Your teacher is going to ask you to describe each of the rules above. When they ask you to explain the one true one, tell the story you were given (from memory). When they ask you to explain any of the other stories, explain the story you imagined as if it was the true story. Each team must then guess which of the stories was true.

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