1. Divide students into pairs and distribute worksheet ‘Dialogue
2. Give students time to practise the role play.
3. At the end of the role play ask students to discuss the
• What prejudiced ideas are expressed?
• What expectations and attitudes could be behind
• Where might these ideas, expectations and attitudes
4. Elicit and discuss responses. If it has not been already
discussed in class, state that fear of difference can prompt
5. Recall the ‘apple’ activity, particularly
students’ reflections about stereotypes.
6. Suggest that most of us can accept stereotypes that may
discriminate against others.
7. Ask students to identify other examples of prejudice
or discrimination that people can experience.
NOTE: The purpose of this activity is to identify prejudice,
understand some of its possible origins and to equip students
to challenge it.
Almost anything and anyone can bring prejudices to the surface.
For example, rudeness, disobedience of young people to adults/
teachers, swearing and more.
Conclude the lesson by drawing on student discussions to
point out that we all fit in to one or more of the following:
• retain personal prejudices
• support prejudices in our communities
• remain silent when we observe the prejudices of
• challenge prejudice in ourselves, our groups and
Worksheets to download
Friends and Peers
Feelings About Myself
ESL Activities 3: Cultural
Activities 4: Different
Activities 5: Iceberg
Activities 7: What
Activities 8: Who
Activities 9: Journeys
ESL Activities 10: Our
Paths to Australia
ESL Activities 11: A
Mixed Bag of Apples
Activities 12: Victims
Activities developed by teachers at Beverly Hills Intensive
English Centre, NSW