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The Autumn Budget 2017 - prepare for the Budget with "The Double Agent" activity

Jonny Clark

13th November 2017

Here's a resource that may be useful to you as a 10-15 minute activity over the next couple of weeks preparing new Economics students for the upcoming Budget.

In 'The Double Agent' you have 3 secret agents. However, one has gone 'rogue' and you need to find out which! The agents are asked 10 questions (about the Budget) and each gives a different answer. The two 'good' agents will always give a truthful answer. The double agent will give a false answer, some of the time!

As a classroom activity, get your students into small groups and show them the 10 questions (with the agents' responses). Allow them to decide who they think is the double agent and then go through the questions again to show them the truths and lies!

Jonny Clark

Jon Clark has been teaching economics and business studies for over 25 years primarily in the Further Education sector. Before joining tutor2u, he was a senior manager at South Cheshire College in Crewe.

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