7.2.3 Listening – Speaking

  • Separate the students into groups of two.
  • One student in each group will perform the role of Student A, and one will perform as Student B.
  • Give each student a copy of the script below.
  • Student A will read his/her lines out loud, but student B will communicate his/her lines in a nonverbal manner.
  • Provide student B with a secret emotional distraction that is written on a piece of paper. For example, student B may be in a rush, may be really bored, or may be feeling guilty.
  • After the dialogue, ask each student A to guess what emotion was affecting their partner, student B. Listen and watch carefully to how the students react when addressed in specific ways. Be creative when talking.