Getting to Know Each Other

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How do you do? Guide learners through the basics of conversational English with an extensive set of discussion questions. Class members ask partners more about themselves, including their favorite hobbies, music, and time of day, as well as details about their culture of birth.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Allow individuals to choose a few questions to focus on in a narrative essay
  • Encourage partners to share their peers' answers in front of the class
  • For beginning English learners, hand out the questions ahead of time so they can practice the conversation prompts
Classroom Considerations
  • Questions are designed for adult English learners, but could apply to younger students with some modifications
  • Questions cover an array of topics, many of which are thought-provoking and original
  • Excellent way for peers to both practice English and get to know each other better
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