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This is an exercise that has worked well for me so far at Univ. de Bourgogne in Dijon, France, where it is hard as ++++ to get the students to talk. If you use the regular, worn-out interview pairs followed by introductions/present-your-partner scenario, this is a sort of fun follow up.

Have the pairs then use the same interview questions to create a ficticious person. Then they present that person to the class in the same way that they presented each other. Then, put two of the groups together and ask them to come up with a 15 to 20 line dialogue between the two ficticious persons. Sounds too simple? Try it! It's really quite fun...

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