Will you / Can I

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Will you open the window?
Can I borrow your pencil?


I don’t like doing skits too often as there is too much writing and not enough speaking for a communication class but it is useful for the students that learn more efficiently from reading and writing.

Here is a fun skit adapted from the Columbus textbook. You can create a few of your own and act them out as examples for the students. Then the students can break off into pairs and create their own unique version. It’s useful to provide dictionaries too.

Leave 20 minutes free at the end of the class for students to come to the front and act it out. You can give points for Perfect English, interesting, good acting and I like to give a percentage penalty for too crazy.

Make sure that everyone is around the same score so that the kids feel like they accomplished something.


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