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Taboo worklife-intermediate

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  • 1. Instructions how to play taboo (modified and adapted to learners of a second language) TABOO – Rules of the game: (1) Divide the students into teams of 5 or 6 students per group. In each group there are 2 teams. Team A has 3 students who are divided into one clue-giver and 2 students who do the guessing work. Team B also has 3 students (or 2) who are divided into one person who checks that the clue-giver does his work properly and into a group of two students (or one student) who watch the game and who are not involved during the first 2 minutes. 2.Team A designates a person to be the clue-giver. Have the cluegiver sit away from his team. Place the taboo cards face down in front of the clue-giver. Designate someone from team B to be the checker and look over the shoulder of the clue-giver. 3. When team A and the clue-giver are ready, start timing for 120 seconds. The clue-giver can turn over the first card and hold it in his hand so only he and the checker from team B can read it. 4. The object of the game is for the clue-giver to describe the "guess" word on the very top of the card by using only the "taboo" words or phrases printed below. No parts of the "guess" words are allowed. No rhyming words can be given. Do not use your hands or any sound effects. If the clue-giver mentions part of the “guess” word or the whole “guess” word, the checker from team B can say "taboo". Then a new card is turned over. 5. Each time team A figures out the "guess" word, the team scores a point and a new card is turned over. This continues until time runs out. If the clue-giver mentions part of the "guess" word or passes a card and goes on to the next, the team loses a point. 6. When the 120 seconds have run out, the unfinished card does not count in the scoring. Switch the cards to team B and begin again.
  • 2. Working life: Apprentice Florist • Profession • shop • Young • flowers • Beginner • Bunch shop assistant Tailor • sell • suits • store or shop • cloth • staff • sew (nähen) interviewer postman • job interview • letter • candidate • to deliver • weaknesses • postcard factory sale • conveyor belt • a bargain • piecework • cheap • shiftwork • after Christmas bricklayer strike • house • to protest • to build • salary rise • mortar • bad working conditions
  • 3. questionnaire living expenses • ask • money for food • feedback • money for water • buying behaviour • bill for electricity canteen workaholic • company • spend a lot of time in the office • lunchtime • addiction • staff members • obsession applicant reporter • job • news • interview • interview • employ • story part-time job decorator • work • paint • full-time job • colours • days • house Research and Development librarian • book • scientists • shelves • laboratories • work • invention
  • 4. equipment Cabin crew • computer • plane • fax • serve food • biro • take care Job centre Checkout assistant • find work • supermarket • to sign on • enter a code • to get job seeker’s allowance • accept a credit card Curriculum vitae Male nurse • letter of application • patients • previous • medicine employments • night shift • diplomas Dead-end job accountant • promotion • keep the records • satisfaction • expenses • motivation • income Electrical store carpenter • toaster • wood • plugs • plane (Hobel) • flex (Kabel) • cupboards
  • 5. Of course you can expand the exercise, and add many more word slips. Thanks for sharing your version with me. Looking forward to getting your feedback
  • 6. Of course you can expand the exercise, and add many more word slips. Thanks for sharing your version with me. Looking forward to getting your feedback

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