Esl speed dating
If they invent people, they should write the following on a small piece of paper/card:– Name – Age – Nationality – Job – Hobbies – Personality – Likes/Dislikes (optional, hobbies and personality types)Students can either keep their own card, or to make things more interesting, put all the cards in a hat and draw a random person.If students used invented people, they can give their impressions of personality, and see if the adjectives they use match what was written on the card.Give each pair a few minutes to chat, and then shout “change”.
In this case make sure you include the likes and dislikes section, so students can find out who’s a good match.
To get a variety of direct speech, give the students more freedom in their discussions and encourage them to make plans too (e.g.
This lesson plan focuses on conversational practice to encourage English learners to use a wide variety of language functions such as demanding explanations, making complaints, giving warning, etc.
It’s based on the concept of speed dating so you will need to organize the seats in 2 rows, with guys on one side and girls on the other.
The students must face each other and then one side, for me usually the guys, must move along one seat and the students “meet” someone new. The students have some basic information and a picture but they must “become” this person and then take it from there.