Help your students practise talking to and about people using different pronouns and personal titles.

Timed Grouping

Age: Teenagers / Adults

Level: Pre-Intermediate - Upper-Intermediate

Target Structure: Description, general information, Indefinite pronouns; Actions in the past (alternative)

Duration: 10-20 minutes (depending on group size)

Materials: Pronouns and Personal Titles for Talking About People Grammar Cards

  • Have students work in trios or small groups for this activity.

  • Each group should have a set of personal pronoun cards (see chart below) inside a small bag or hat. (You can also use one set for the whole class and have groups/teams take turns.)

Subject PronounObject PronounPossessive PronounReflexive Pronoun
I me mine myself
you you yours yourself / yourselves
he him his himself
she her hers herself
it it   itself
we us ours ourselves
they* them theirs themselves
  • Teams are to arrange and group pronouns together (subject, object, possessive, and reflexive) to make them aware of their different uses. The team that does this in the least time “wins”.

*When individuals whose gender is neither male nor female (e.g., nonbinary, agender, genderfluid, etc.) the singular they is often used. When doing this, use the plural form of the verb (i.e., “They are…” not “They is…”).

**The title of Master refers to someone who has achieved the highest level in a discipline (i.e., martial arts).




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