What is your motivation for coming to this workshop?
What do you expect from this workshop?
Have you ever done any drama/theatre related activities before in your language learning?
Focus on homophones (words that are written differently but sound the same)
One-One was a racehorse.
Two-Two was one, too.
When One-One won one race,
Two-Two won one, too.
Focus on the difference in sound between S and SH
Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep.
The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed
These sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack;
Sheep should sleep in a shed.
Focus on strange objects in sentences
I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.
Focus on the long i: sound as in SHEET compared to SHIT
Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew.
While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew.
Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze.
Freezy trees made these trees’ cheese freeze.
That’s what made these three free fleas sneeze.
Please, put your heads together and work out what the joke is. If there are any native English speakers present, they are only allowed to give hints.
Focus on the double meaning of words. Pun intended or not; that is the question!
My ex-wife still misses me. But her aim is steadily improving.
Daughter: „Mom, can I get a cat or a dog at Christmas, please?“
Mom: „No honey, you will be getting turkey, like every Christmas!“
Whenever I undress in the bathroom, my shower gets turned on.
If you spent your day in a well, can you say your day was well-spent?
I Googled “how to start a wildfire”.
I got 48,500 matches.
A patient bursts into a doctor’s office, “Doctor, I believe I’m a deck of cards!”
The doctor calmly replies, “Go sit in the waiting room, please, I’ll be dealing with you later.”
A Spanish magician has a grand magical show and at the end he says he will disappear after counting to three. He starts to count, “Un, dos…”
Kazaam! He vanished without a tres.
A guy was admitted to hospital with 8 plastic horses in his stomach.
His condition is now stable.
Why did the balloon go near the needle?
He wanted to be a pop star
I was hoping to steal some leftovers from the party but I guess my plans were foiled.
Which country’s capital is the fastest growing?
Every year it’s Dublin.
Never date cross eyed people. They might be seeing somebody on the side!
Apparently taking a day off is not something you should do when you work for a calendar company.
Mime the following actions
List of activities
Put on a pair of jeans Do a dance Take off your shoes Dig the garden Walk on a tightrope Drive a car Drink a cup of coffee Eat spaghetti Lick an envelope Brush your teeth Eat an apple Blow your nose Stroke a dog Sit an exam Have a shower Get off a crowded bus Wait for a phone call Give a hug to an old classmate Mow the lawn Hit a golf ball Do the ironing Sing a song Play the piano Make the bed Comb your hair Light a cigarette Knock in a nail Dial a phone number Clean the windows Do kick boxing
Different ways of saying the same thing
You are going to ask someone to give you a hand with some work. Please, do it in the various ways listed below.
Could/Can you (please) give me a hand with my work/project?
List of adverbs
nervously aggressively angrily playfully reluctantly energetically sadly shyly sleepily carelessly confidently sexily tensely cautiously self-consciously timidly carefully anxiously quickly lovingly casually arrogantly affectionately calmly silently violently cheerfully indifferently wildly noisily frantically furiously suspiciously loudly clumsily seriously gracefully enthusiastically quietly wearily stylishly accurately desperately
Role play: Peer pressure
Stand up if you have ever been pressured by a friend to do something you didn’t want to do. What did you do about it?
Tell us about a time when you saw someone being pressured into doing something they didn’t want to do. What happened?
Why do you think some kids give in to peer pressure?
Have you ever been pressured to try drugs?
Scenario: Two friends are trying to convince their friend to try the latest drug in fashion. You have to choose the name of the drug and its properties; and whether the pressure is going to work or not.
Did this workshop fulfill your expectations?
Did you learn anything new?
Which activities did you find the most useful for your own language learning?
Will you use some of these activities in your language learning in the future?
What did you like the most? Why?
What did you like the least? Why?
What did you find the most difficult? Why?
What would you like to change in the workshop?