People I know A1 – Activity 5

People I know A1 – Activity 5

Aim of Activity

15 - 20 minutes

To provide learners with an example of a freer practice activity in the context of asking and answering Wh-questions to describe people. 

Steps for Students

  1. Work in pairs or small groups.  
  2. Choose a boy or girl from the picture but don’t tell anyone who it is.  
  3. Your classmate(s) will ask you questions to find out who you have chosen.  
  4. Use the pictures and words under the pictures to ask and answer the questions. 
  1. Put learners in pairs or small groups. 
  2. Share the task with the learners. 
  3. Ask the learners to take it in turns to choose a boy or a girl from the picture and ask questions to find out who it is (using Both the pictures and the words given).  
  4. Check the answers with the whole class.

Face-to-face class: 

  • print worksheet for learners or project it on an interactive whiteboard 

Online class: 

  • share worksheet on the screen of the teacher’s computer OR 
  • share the worksheet with individual students e.g. on a Google Drive



  • Before the speaking activity, demonstrate the task by doing the first example together as a whole class. Encourage learners to ask their questions to find out which character the teacher has chosen from the worksheet. 
  • During the speaking activity, monitor the learners and take notes of common errors for error correction right after the activity or at the beginning of the next lesson. 
  • After the activity, the teacher can nominate some of the learners to share with the class what they learnt about their partner. 
  • As a follow-up activity, 
    • learners can be asked to describe a character from the worksheet for others to guess who the character is. 
    • learners can be asked to describe a character in writing as their homework. In the following lesson, learners can work in groups.    Learners can be asked to place what they wrote in each group on a table or stick them on the wall in the classroom. Each learner in the group reads all the descriptions and matches the descriptions to the characters. 


Activity attachment

Activity 5