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The Dating Game

The Dating Game



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Published by Michael Stout
This is an outline of a project designed for a third year high school conversation class
This is an outline of a project designed for a third year high school conversation class

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Published by: Michael Stout on Aug 02, 2008
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 The Dating Game was an American T.V. show in the 1960s. The format of the show was like this: a contestant, usually apretty young woman, sat on the left side of the stage. Behind awall, on the right side of the stage were 3 bachelors (single guys),or three batchelorettes (single girls). The contestant asked thebachelors, or batchelorettes questions. The questions wereusually silly questions. For example: “If we were in an igloo howwould you keep me warm?” or “What do you think is the mostromantic vegetable?” The game had a time limit. After the timeran out the contestant chose his or her date.
 The Kanto International High School Dating Game The dating game will be held on Monday and Tuesday July 5
and 6
. BothMr. Stout and Mr. McClue’s classes will participate. Before the dating gameyou must do some homework.
The homework is due July 5
at the beginning of class
Prepare to play the following roles in the game:
Presenter – the presenter must introduce the game. For example: “Goodafternoon ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to The Dating Game...” Thepresenter must also close the game. For example: “Well that’s all. Wehope you enjoyed The Dating Game.” The presenter must also promptthe contestant. For example, “Bachelor #1 doesn’t seem to have ananswer and time is running out. Please ask another question.”2.Contestant- the contestant must prepare:a.A description of your character for the presenter to read at thebeginning of the game. Use vocabulary from your word lists.
4 questions to ask the bachelors/bachelorettes. For example: “What‘s your favorite place to go on a date?” “What type of girl/guy do youlike?”
 You may not ask, “What is your blood type?”
Usequestions from the prints you have used in your lessons.3.Bachelor/bachelorette – the bachelor/bachelorette must preparea description his or her character for the presenter to read at the end of the game. The bachelor/bachelorette must prepare answers forquestions the contestant
ask. Review the prints used in yourlessons.Each of the roles above should have an interesting character. Use yourimagination. Your grade will be decided depending on how imaginative youare. Think of an accent for your character, for example: a Tennessee accent,an English accent, a Jamaican accent, a Rapper accent. On the game dayyou may wear a mask or a costume if you want. The more imaginative youare the better your grade will be and the more fun you will have.
 You must prepare all the roles in the game.
Format of the game
1Each game will last 5 minutes2The players (presenter, contestant, bachelors/bachelorettes) will bechosen at random from both Mr. Stout’s and Mr. McClue’s classes.3The rest of the students will be members of the audience.4One member of the audience will be the timekeeper. The timekeepermust signal the presenter after each minute of the game has run out.5The members of the audience will watch the game and complete a tasksheet. The task sheet will be used to decide your grade for the project.
How will your grade be decided?
As a player in the game: You will be given a score of between 0 and 4 by your teacher. The tablebelow describes each score:0The student spoke very little or not at all or the teacher couldn’t hearthe student’s speaking.1The student spoke in very short sentences. No vocabulary from thelessons was used.2The student uses some vocabulary from the lessons but his or hersentences are short. The student has long pauses in his or herspeech.The student hasn’t created a recognizable character.3Same as 2 but the answers are longer.4The student’s speech is fluent. His or her sentences are long. His or herspeech is very easy to hear and understand. The student answersquestions quickly. The student has created an easily recognisablecharacter with an interesting accent.As a member of the audience: You will have a task sheet to compete while watching each game. If youcomplete each task sheet you will get full points.

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