Find someone who …

find someone whoFind someone who is a great mingling activity. If you do one on the first day with a new class, it can serve as a great ice breaking exercise.

Give each student a copy of the question sheet and tell them not to write on the paper until the activity has started.

For each item, elicit the question needed to find someone whose name can be written in the name column.

Brainstorm examples of secondary questions they can ask to find out something for the extra information column.

I usually leave a couple of blank rows at the bottom of the question sheet and ask the class to come up with their own ideas for the last two items.

It’s worth stressing that students need to find only one name for each row. Be sure to model the activity because there’s plenty of room for students to misinterpret the instructions.

Feel free to join in the activity yourself.

When everybody has finished, usually after fifteen to twenty minutes or longer, go through each of the questions and ask students who they found and any extra information they discovered.


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  1. Thank you for sharing “survey” activity. Let me share my teaching experience at State Polytechnic of Padang-INDONESIA. The speaking activity is to ask students to go out from the classroom for a survey in Polytechnic’s campus in 15 minutes with a notebook and pen. Each student is free to choose a place she/he wants to survey (administration office, workshop, laboratory, parking lot, cafe, or others). They take notes and then go back to the classroom. In 2 or 3 minutes, the student individually presents orally what he/she has noticed during the survey.

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