Roleplay ideas that work:
Here are some ideas for conflict roleplays. They work well,
and keep going for a long time, because each of the
students have conflicting objectives.
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Choosing a holiday destination, where
students each have different ideals (i.e. one wants a beach
holiday, the other wants to go to Vegas), one is rich, the
other is (secretly) poor etc.
Choosing a pet. There are many ways to set
this up. Perhaps you have to choose a pet (or mascot) for the
English school. Perhaps imagine they are all sharing a house,
and need to agree on a pet together, perhaps first ask the
students about what pets the like or dislike, or any allergies
they may have, before assigning them different pets they
must lobby for.
The desperate salesman: Find a good example
of something useless (eg doing a google search for
'chindogu' (useless Japanese inventions). Make a list of
obscure reasons why someone might need this object or
objects (perhaps brainstorm with your students). Next set
up a scenario whereby one student is desperate to sell this
item (or be fired), and another has some unusual needs, or
characteristics which can perhaps be fulfilled by buying the
Handing over the key to a building (which
you have promised to look after) to a stranger who says s/he is
a close friend of the owner (who is out-of-reach).
Returning a recently purchased item
(where you suspect the saleman is a gangster)