Can I check your phone number?
ESL Numbers Activity - Reading, Listening and Speaking - Elementary - 20 minutes
In this useful phone numbers activity, students check and correct phone numbers by asking and answering questions. This activity is useful for practicing numbers 0 to 9. The students are divided into groups of eight and each student is given a card. The students assume the identity of the person whose name and phone number is at the top of their card. The other names and phone numbers on their card are the other students in their group, but each phone number is wrong. The students' task is to speak to each person in their group and correct their phone number by asking and answering questions. Students stand up and go around their group, speaking to each classmate in turn. When a student speaks to another classmate, the student asks for their name and checks the phone number next to the name on their card. Their classmate then gives the student the correct phone number. The student confirms the number back to their classmate and corrects the phone number on their card. When the students have finished, they compare cards with a partner to make sure they have the same corrected phone numbers.