ESL activities – negotiating & second conditional

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Aim To practise the second conditional. To practise language for negotiating.
Activity Students write and act out a dialogue.
Organisation Pair work
Preparation Make enough copies of the activity for the number of students in your class.
What do I do? 1. Put students into pairs.
2. Give the supplier card to one student in each pair and the customer card to the other.
3. Students roleplay the situation.
4. Now hand out the second half of the activity. Students write the dialogue they have just been roleplaying.
5. One pair acts out their dialogue for the rest of the class.

Supplier wants:
payment in dollars
customer to pay a 20% deposit immediately
recommendation to other customers!

Customer wants:
a discount for bulk purchase
delivery earlier
to extend the 1 year warranty period

Supplier: I would like you to pay in dollars
Customer: If I paid in dollars, would you give me a discount for bulk purchase?
Supplier: Yes, that’s possible.
Customer: __________________________________________________________
Supplier: ___________________________________________________________
Customer: __________________________________________________________
Supplier: ___________________________________________________________
Customer: __________________________________________________________
Supplier: ___________________________________________________________
Customer: __________________________________________________________
Supplier: ___________________________________________________________

activity to practise using comparative adjectives
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