Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Asking For and Giving Personal Information - ESL EFL Activities and Worksheets

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First Class Interview and Introduction

ESL EFL Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 1 Hour

Here is an ideal activity for the first day of class. In the activity, students ask and answer personal information questions to get to know a new classmate and use the information to introduce the student to the class. Each student is given a copy of the first worksheet. The students read and complete the five interview questions and then create five more personal information questions of their own to ask a partner. When they have finished writing, the students are divided into pairs. The students then take it in turns to interview each other using the ten questions, noting down their partner’s answers on the worksheet. The students are then given a second worksheet. Using their notes, the students complete an introductory text about their partner by completing the gaps in the text and creating sentences of their own. When they have finished, pairs stand up and introduce their partner to the class by reading the text aloud.

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Interview Question Words

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this comprehensive teaching activity, students learn how to use Wh- question words to ask interview questions. Students start by completing questions on a worksheet with question words. Then, in pairs, students take it in turns to ask and answer the questions, noting down their partner's answers on their worksheet. When the students have finished, they tell the class a few things about their partner.

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The People You Meet

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes

In this teaching activity, students practice asking and answering personal information questions. The class is divided into groups of eight and each student is given an identity card and worksheet. The students now take on the role of the person on their identity card. The students go round their group and fill in their worksheet by asking one another personal information questions. They ask and answer the questions with the people in their group and complete their worksheet with information about the other students’ identities.

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My Partner

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 35 Minutes

In this insightful speaking activity, students ask personal information questions. The activity gives students practice at asking Wh-questions to find out information about their partner. Students also practice using reported speech when giving feedback to the class. This activity works well with older students. The students are divided into pairs and each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students take it in turns to ask personal information questions and fill in a form. Afterwards, pairs of students come to the front and use reported speech to tell the class a few things about their partner.

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Personal Information Worksheet

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

Here is a fun activity to use with a new class. It helps students get to know each other. In pairs, students interview each other and write their partner's information on a worksheet. When everyone has finished their interviews, two pairs of students are put together and the students introduce their partner to the other pair. Students listen and ask follow-up questions to gain more information.

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