Number one for English language teachers

Mingle activities: Find your partner

Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Extra

A short mingle activity.

Time: 5-10 minutes

Cards with names of famous duos and couples / audio of lively tunes.

Choose duos / couples and write their names on the cards - one name per card. 


  • Give out the cards and tell students that they are these people. Then tell them they have to find their partners.
  • Students stand up and walk around the room asking questions to find their partners.
  • Tell students that they will work with their partners in that class.


Depending on your students’ level, they can ask further questions to expand the conversation. 


Elicit some preliminary questions according to your students’ level. Examples of possible couples:



Frodo Baggins/Samwise Gamgee


Spiderman/Peter Parker

Stan Laurel/Oliver Hardy 

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