A fun activity to practise fruit and vegetable vocabulary.
- To practise simple personal questions:
What’s your name?
How old are you?
Are you married?
How many children do you have?
What’s your job?
- To revise basic vocabulary
- To break the ice and make students relax and enjoy using English
- To incorporate body language and intonation in the lesson
- To get students moving around the classroom and changing the dynamics away from a teacher-led activity
- Ask students to write down the following words on a scrap of paper, keeping what they write secret form those around them.
- Tell them to write:
1. the name of a fruit
2. the name of a vegetable
3. a number between 1 and 200
4. Ask them to write the answer to this question – Do you like football?
5. How many pencils and pens do you have?
6. What is the first thing you do every morning?
- Now tell them that these things are actually:
1. their first name
2. their family name
3. their age
4. are they married?
5. how many children they have
6. their job
- Now they must get up and go around the class and ask the personal questions and share information about their new selves.
- Encourage them to shake hands (if appropriate) and make eye contact when meeting new people.
- If they don’t automatically use intonation appropriate for surprise etc, why not model it before the activity. For example:
How old are you?
A hundred and fifty seven.
Really!? (said with rising intonation and a long stretch of the word)
- This game ensures that students really listen to the answers of their questions as it is an information gap – they won’t know what the answers will be.
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