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.
The activity used is a variation on the popular practice of speed dating.
There isn’t any offensive content but perhaps some cultural sensitivities should be borne in mind and the entire concept may be inappropriate for some non-European cultures.
Also, some of the information is local to where I live so perhaps you should consider changing that too. The activity worked well for the vast majority of my classes.
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.
There is a “scorecard” to fill in, usually by the girls, as well as questions to stimulate conversation.
My physical science students are currently working on determining the correct number of significant figures to use in different situations.
So, if you do see an error, let me know so I can fix it!
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This is a speaking activity that I made for my teenage classes on Valentine’s Day, but you could do it anytime.
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.