This life and death role play activity will get your class actively involved in discussing, collaborating, deciding, evaluating, negotiating, compromising, pleading, bribing, conspiring, betraying - you name it, but all in fun. This is the ultimate communicative activity. In this role play, there are 8 people (of various descriptions) in a lifeboat. There isn't enough water and unless two people are sacrificed, everyone will die. Two people must be thrown overboard (into the shark infested water) so that the others can live.