Thursday, 12 May 2011

Alien Invasion

In a vocabulary class we covered words related to emergency situations, evacuation plans, and the like. I gave me students an assignment in which they had to write an emergency plan in case of an alien invasion.

Some of their suggestions, in no particular order, include:
  • Steal the alien technology and destroy the aliens with their own technology.
  • In case you fail to escape, disguise yourself as an alien.
  • Find something that the aliens like and negotiate your get-away.
  • Flee to the mountains; basement, subway.
  • Flee to the underground subways.
  • Fight back mercilessly.
  • Don't attack them without a good strategy.
  • Enlist in the military
  • Learn the alien language
  • Pledge your allegiance to them
Some things that students think imperative to include in their survival kits include:
  • Canned food (obviously)
  • Perfume (to hide your smell from not washing)
  • Chocolates (for bribing aliens)
  • Digital cameras (to take pictures of the aliens)
  • Extra underwear
  • Alien anti-biotics
  • MP3-player


Franco said...

MP3 player? Seriously that will be the last thing on my mind when I flee an alien invasion.

Michelle said...

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