A filler activity to encourage use of imagination, preference and perhaps being funny. Inspired by a friend of mine who often used to answer quite rudely to suggestions of doing stuff by saying he'd rather cut off his b******'s than do that (amongst other crude or painful responses). So, cutting out the rudeness if needed...
Student A asks a simple question.
A: Do you want to go the cinema tonight?
Student B answers in a way suggesting its the last thing they want to do.
B: Id rather stay at home and read the dictionary. / I'd rather take my clothes off and dance in the main square. etc..
Obviously it doesn't have to be (c)rude like my friend but that will depend on the age and the class.
The activity does make them think of lots of language rather than just saying... no.
Labels: creativity & improv