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The Press Conference

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The aim of this activity is to provide some practice in the use of Reported Speech patters, while at the same time having some fun.

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being famous. Ask students if they would like to be famous and why/why not. Explain what a press conference is. Then ask one student to impersonate someone rich and famous. Let the other students guess who s/he is and interview him/her.

Pretend that you can not hear very well and ask students to report their questions and answers: A asks a question, B reports it, C reports the answer and so on. Here is a list of some characters it would be nice to interview, as well as some sample questions: Michael Jackson (When will you have your next operation?); Madonna (Are you really a material girl?); Claudia Schiffer (Do you eat a lot of ice-cream?)

Joan M Diez

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