Role Play- Strange Illness

Students will play the role of a parent and child. The child has to describe an illness and its symptoms to avoid going to school, and the parent has to try to catch the child lying. There is a built-in class assessment--the role play has to address several questions which the class must be able to answer when the role play is complete. I usually have the students start by answering the questions first and building their dialogue around the answers, and it works very well!