Posted on October 19th, 2023
In this speaking activity students have to look at how to encourage migration to an imaginary city. They look at a number of projects to help support this and have to agree how to allocate a budget. The activity is based on themes from the British Council OPENCities project www.opencities.eu
Download a copy of the budget worksheet for each student.
Give each group time to work at their budget. Once the groups have finished their discussion, tell them that they need to present their budget and the rationality for it. Give them some time to prepare a short presentation, then regroup the students so that they are with people from a different group and ask them to compare budgets.
An alternative approach to this discussion is to have groups of 8 people and make one person responsible for each project. They then have to argue for a percentage of the budget and convince others in the group that their project should be funded.
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