Daily Appointments - A Conversation Activity
October 31, 2012
Purpose: This activity gets students out of their seats and helps them interact while practicing speaking and listening skills.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Materials: if desired, prepare a half sheet with three times on it; otherwise, ask students to create their own
Prep: decide on three level-appropriate topics for students to talk about; make copies of the half sheet if needed
- Give students a schedule with three times on it that occur during class time. Alternatively, write an example on the board and ask students to create a schedule themselves.
- Give students 5 minutes to make three appointments to talk to other students during those times. If at all possible, appointments should be with students who speak a different first language!
- When the time comes for the first appointment, ask students to pair up and give them a topic or question to discuss.
- Students have 5 minutes to talk before returning to their seats.
Beginning level topics: daily routines, shopping lists, likes/dislikes, can/can’t
Intermediate level topics: purchasing decisions, jobs you might want, first experiences (driving, buying a car, school, coming to MN or the US)
Advanced level topics: comparisons, associations, argue for or against something