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CONGRATULATIONS!

YOU'VE WON

Instructions: Have a conversation with your partner (3 minutes) on the topic where you have landed.

Throw the dice!

Players

Move the counters!

JOBS



APPLYING FOR A JOB: TO GET A JOB NOWADAYS WHO YOU ARE IS STILL

MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT YOU KNOW.

GIVE YOUR OPINION

APPLYING FOR A JOB:


CVS AND INTERVIEWS ARE/ARE NOT A RELIABLE WAY OF SELECTING PEOPLE.

GIVE YOUR OPINION.

Transport


Comment with your partner

  • The quality of public transport where you live
  • The types of transport commonly used where you live and in your country
  • Your preferred means of transport

Comment with your partner

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of travelling by plane?
  • Do you think travelling will become safer and easier in the future?
  • Public transport in my town could be much better.

Move back 3 spaces

Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  • To be able to speak English well you have to live in an English-speaking country.
  • Life offers you more opportunities if you can speak English well.
  • The Internet can help you when you are learning a language.

MONOLOGUE 3


HYPOCHONDRIAC PEOPLE:

WHAT KIND OF THINGS DO THEY USUALLY DO?


WHAT ADVICE WOUDL YOU GIVE THEM TO MAKE THEM

AVOID WORRYING SO MUCH?


Do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Choose two

  • Brothers and sisters don’t usually get on well.
  • School friends are for life.
  • People who spend a long time on computers have no social skills.

MONOLOGUE 4 2 MINUTES


ELDER GENERATIONS: WHAT ADVANTAGES (IF ANY) DO YOU THINK THERE

ARE WHEN AGEING?

AND WHAT ABOUT THE DISADVANTAGES?


DO YOU THINK YOUNG PEOPLE RESPECT THE OLD

AS MUCH AS THEY USED TO?


MONOLOGUE 5


FASHION:

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FASHION? ARE YOU TRENDY?

WHAT´S YOUR STYLE?

WHY DO MIDDLE-AGED PEOPLE DRESS YOUNGER THAN

THEIR AGE?


Move forward 3 boxes

Comment with your partner

  • What’s the worst travel experience you’ve ever had?
  • And the best?
  • What means of transport might be popular in the future?

Go to box 24

  • Have you or anyone you know ever bought or sold something on the Internet?
  • Have you or anyone you know bought something online and discovered it was a scam?
  • Are you saving to buy anything at the moment?


  • MONOLOGUE 6

    PERSONALITY: WHAT TYPE OF PERSONALITY DO YOU HAVE?

    DIFFERENT TO A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY

    DESCRIBE ANY ADVANTAGES OR DISADVANTAGES YOU EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR PERSONALITY

Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  • There’s not much you can do to improve your English outside the classroom.
  • The Internet can help you when you are learning a language.
  • Most people in my country can communicate well in English.


MONOLOGUE 7


OLD AGE:

WHEN DOES OLD AGE START?

WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES ARE POPULAR AMONG ELDERLY PEOPLE?

WHAT WOUL YOU DO IF YOU WERE 70?





Public transport

Think about three forms of public transport in towns/cities in your country and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each of them

Diet

  • Comment with your partner about your diets and the typical diet in your country
  • Do you think you have a healthy diet?
  • Is there anything you eat too much of?

MONOLOGUE 8



SPEAKING IN PUBLIC:


HAVE YOU EVER GIVEN A SPEECH/TALK/PRESENTATION?


HOW DID YOU FEEL? WAS EVERYTHING OK?


HOW DID YOU GET PREPARED FOR IT?



Go to box 8

MONOLOGUE 9


EDUCATION:

UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE EDUCATION SHOUL BE FREE.


GIVE YOUR OPINION.



YOU HAVE TO TALK DURING 2' INCLUDING THE WORDS BELOW IN YOUR SPEECH



USING THESE WORDS:

GEEK

JOB SEEKERS

WORK-LIFE-BALANCE

GOOD NATURED RIVALRY

Food and cooking

  • Do you think Spanish people have a healthy diet? Why (not)?
  • Do you eat or drink too much or not enough of anything?
  • Are you trying to cut down on anything at the moment?

Comment with your partner

TELL YOUR PARTNER ABOUT PERSONS WHO ARE

-VERY OPEN MINDED

EXTREMELY ABSENT-MINDED

PRETTY LAYBACK

GIVE EXAMPLES OF THEIR BEHAVIOUR

Do you think the following stereotypes about women and men are true? Comment with your partner

  • Women worry more about their appearance than men.
  • Men worry more about their health than women.
  • Women spend more time than men on social networking sites.
  • Men are more interested than women in power.

Do you agree or disagree with the following

TELL YOUR PARTNER ABOUT PERSONS WHO ARE

-A BIT TWO-FACED

-INCREDIBLY STRONG-WILLED

GIVE EXAMPLES OF THEIR BEHAVIOUR

Comment with your partnerWHAT XOULD YOU DO IF SOMEONE....?

  • HAD A SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION
  • HAD A HIGH TEMPERATURE
  • GOT A BLISTER ON THEIR FOO
  • HAD AN EPILECTIC SEIZURE


DISCUSS THESE STATEMENTS

YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T RESPECT THE OLD AS MUCH AS THEY USED TO


RICH PEOPLE ARE OFTEN LESS GENEROUS THAN POOR PEOPLE

THE UNEMPLOYED SHOULD TAKE ANY JOB THEY CAN . ANY JOB IS BETTER THAN NO JOB

Move backward 2 spaces

Comment with your partner

  • Your cooking habits. A type of food you would like to be able to cook well, and why

  • The popularity of ‘cooking programmes’ in your country

  • New trends in food and food-shopping: organic food, eco-friendly products, the globalization of food products

Comment with your partner

  • What’s your favourite form of transport? Why?

  • What’s the worst way to get around your town/city?

  • If you could change one thing about transport in your city, what would it be?

Throw again

Comment with your partner

  • What problems do families have to face nowadays?
  • Do you live with any elderly relatives or do you know anyone who does?
  • How should we take care of the older members of our family?
  • When do children leave home in your country?

Talk about your family:

  • Are you going to go on holiday with your family this year? Why / why not?
  • Who´s the most important person for you in your family?
  • Who in your family do you take after?

Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  • The internet can help you when you´re learning a language.

    A good teacher can influence how much you enjoy a language.
  • My main reason for learning a language is because I want to be able to get a good job.

Move backward 2 spaces.

Comment with your partner

  • What kind of public transport is there in Torrelavega?
  • What´s the best way to get around?
  • Are there any cycle lanes?
  • What´s the best way to get to the airport? How long does it take?


Comment with your partner

  • Which do you use more often, public transport or a car? Why?
  • What´s the longest journey you´ve ever made?
  • Do you think travelling alone is more enjoyable than travelling with friends or family?

Comment with your partner

  • What was your favourite food when you were a child?

  • Is there anything that you like/don´t like cooking?

  • How often do you eat out?

  • Do you think you eat too many carbohydrates/proteins?

Comment with your partner

  • Is there a food or drink that you couldn´t live without? How often do you eat/drink it?

  • Do you ever have takeaway food? What kind?

  • Do you think you have a healthy diet? Why (not)?

Eating out

Talk to your partner about your favourite restaurant:

  • Where is it?
  • How often do you go there?
  • What kind of food do they serve?
  • The service, the atmosphere, the price

Comment with your partner

  • Is face-to-face communication important to you?

  • What's your favourite gadget?

  • Have you ever lost your mobile phone?

  • Have you ever sent a message to the wrong person? What happened?


Comment with your partner

  • What's the most difficult thing you have learnt to do?
  • How long did it take you to learn it?
  • What tips did you use for that?
  • How good are you at it now?


CONGRATULATIONS!

YOU'VE WON