New Headway Pre-Intermediate Unit 13 Warmer
Ask your partner questions about their weekend
get up eat out tidy up
play meet up with go out with
hang out with read church/ temple/ mosque/ shrine
overtime study/ homework breakfast/ lunch/ dinner
relax busy have a drink
karaoke go clubbing travel
money part time job cook
housework (= household chores, e.g. cleaning, washing, washing up)
do the shopping go shopping exercise
Choose one of the roles below and answer similar questions about your weekend until your partner guesses which person you are:
a new graduate
a seven year old
a tobacco farmer
a slave in 19th century America
someone who works in a burger restaurant
someone who had their 18th birthday party at the weekend
someone hiking in Alaska on his own
someone hiking in the mountains of Southern Spain
a receptionist in the Grand Hotel in Brighton, UK
a construction worker in Shenzhen, China
someone who flew from Britain to New York
a mother whose children have just left home
an ambulance driver
a student in a British language school staying with a host family
an Italian studying languages at university
an ancient Greek
an ancient Egyptian
an American teenager
a homeless man who sells Big Issue on the streets of London
Discuss the probable life of the last person on the list.
How do you think that person’s might answer these questions:
a) How many copies do you sell a day?
b) How long have you been selling Big Issue?
c) Have you made any friends?
d) How many copies have you sold today?
e) How long have you been sleeping on the streets?
f) Why did you come to London?
Read the text on page 102 and check his real answers. What are the differences between his real answers and your ideas?
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