The Internet TESL Journal

Possible Dangers Associated With Becoming a Millionaire Overnight

Gerard Counihan
profesorSs [at]

The following activity basically takes an old idea and exploits it from a different angle.

Level: Intermediate to advanced
Age: Adult

Activity A

I split up the students into pairs and got them talking about millionaires or being millionaires.

Activity B

I then got them to offer comments on the main title above, and here is what I got: (Do not show these to your pupils until they have made an effort)

Activity C

The idea now, apart from debating any interesting comments ensuing from above, is to look for more new angles on old topics.

Some suggestions:

Very often, what starts out as a brainstorming exercise can turn into a full-blown conversation.

The Internet TESL Journal, Vol. IV, No. 12, December 1998