Contributed by Mike Crisp Michael Crispin.
Here is an idea you can use to practice asking questions.
- Buy two or three magazines with lots of color photos of famous people. Cut
out a selection of pictures, actors, politicians singers etc.
- Having taught your students the different types of questions that can be
asked you then distribute 1 card per student.
- The other students must ask him/her questions to try to discover who the person is.(questions like 'What is his name ? are not accepted of course.
- To make this exercise more difficult once a question has been asked the other
students must not use the same question later in the game. For the first
card this does not create any difficulty but as the game continues it will be
more and more difficult for them. Students should be encouraged to use as
many different tenses as possible. Points may be awarded for
correct questions and penalties for repeated or incorrect questions ( the
students can help you)The student finding the correct person can be awarded
- This game is best when the level of the group is quite good but it can be
simplified for lower level groups.
- Another variation is to practice adjectives using these photos
either by describing the person ( long blond hair, blue eyes etc) or giving
character adjectives to describe the person.
Feel free to use this idea. If anyone would like other ideas or share their own
ideas with me please don't hesitate to contact me.