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
Work in pairs or small groups.
Choose a boy or girl from the picture but don’t tell anyone who it is.
Your classmate(s) will ask you questions to find out who you have chosen.
Use the pictures and words under the pictures to ask and answer the questions.
Preparation and Tips for Teachers
Put learners in pairs or small groups.
Share the task with the learners.
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 (usingBoth the pictures and the words given).
Check the answers with the whole class.
print worksheet for learners or project it on an interactive whiteboard
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 chosenfrom the worksheet.
During the speaking activity, monitor the learners and take notes ofcommon 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 atable 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.
The BOOST Project (Building Open Online Series for Teaching) aims to improve the digital readiness of teachers of English as a foreign language to students aged 8 -14 by providing an open-access series of engaging native-speaker content videos linked with a Resource Pack of ready-made activities to stimulate production of the language in online learning.