The other week I was watching the show Room 101 on BBC 2 and thought maybe I could use the idea of the show and experiment with an updated show and tell for teens.
At the moment my students have been working on modal verbs and so I thought this could be a good opportunity to practice using "I think X should go into room 101 because..." and then having the students argue the point using phrases like "You shouldn't" or "I would/wouldn't".
I ask my class to bring in either a picture, an object or just a word, written on a piece of paper, to class of something they disliked. For home work they also had to think about why they disliked the object.
I explained to the students what Room 101 is, explaining the book 1984 by George Orwell and that it was a room for all our worst nightmares.
The students then presented their three pet-peeves with things like; the London underground, winter, brown shoes, mushrooms and so on.
To my amazement, once the students started debating which items should go into room 101, the students even started using conditionals such as "if you put the London Underground into room 101 then how can we travel around London easily?" I now have ideas to use this game again when we work on conditionals and recap modals.
You could set this up any why you like in the classroom, for example I just wrote Room 101 on the board and we stuck post-its and pictures on the board. If you have more time though, I would suggest getting a box and covering it with black paper and labelling it room 101 (or you could put a picture of the door on the box).
Needless to say there are endless ways to make this a fun show and tell.