In-class exercise for audience adaptation
This is a brief exercise. Challenge the students to ask questions about their audience and speech context rather than guessing. To illustrate this, I ask students to guess a band I’ve seen in concert. This topic works for me because I have seen several bands of various genres but still the students often struggle to name one. It effectively makes the point that guessing is often not the best approach, it is much better to ask questions of the audience.