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Communicative tasks for language practice play an important role in the language classroom but often lead to "so what?" outcomes. This presentation will introduce some communicative tasks for learners of all ages and levels with surprising or amusing outcomes which purport to reveal something about our personalities and values. Training in these strategies provides a basis for further language practice and further active and personal learner involvement in classroom communication. The presenter will also suggest how such tasks can be structured around a TBLL (task-based language learning) model of second language acquisition for multi-stage lesson procedures