Purpose: To engage learners in speaking; this is a good speaking activity to use while you are waiting for latecomers to arrive.
Preparation time: 10-15 minutes
Materials: Cut-up questions
On a piece of paper, write out 10-15 questions that are suitable for your learners in terms of language ability and relevancy. Cut the questions up into strips and tape them up around the room.
- As learners come into the room, tell them to walk around and read the questions.
- Tell learners to pick one question to ask another learner in the class.
- Give learners time to ask each other their questions and give answers.
- Repeat steps 1-3 two or three times.
You may choose to focus your questions on a particular grammatical structure or vocabulary theme.