7 to 1

The students write a 7 line dialogue with the first line being 7 words and the last line being 1 word.  This activity makes students think about grammatical structure and lexical chunks rather than just writing.  It can also be very funny when they read them back.  Help them with the first sentence if needed by suggesting an opening word or a word that must be in the first sentence/question.

A: What did you do at the weekend? (7)
B: I went to a cool party (6)
A: That's funny, so did I (5)
B: Not my party though (4)
A: well yeah obviously (3)
B: See ya (2)
A: Later (1)

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