Recipes Tagged ‘questions

 Different students volunteer to be asked questions. They must avoid saying the words “YES” or “NO” for a given period of time e.g. 1-2 minutes. This is done by using expressions like: “I do”, “I am”, “that’s true”, “that isn’t true”, “that’s not correct”, “exactly”, “precisely”, “that’s right”, “that’s correct”, “I think so”, “probably”, “possibly”, […]

The teacher prepares -ADHESIVE TYPEWRITER ADDRESS LABELS ( which can be purchased in rolls to stick on the backs of all the students in the class.) or Post It Notes. Each label contains a real person’s name or the name of a character from fiction or television cartoons. Each named person should have a natural […]

Each student is given a VERB. (See that it is suitable for the level of the class). In pairs or as a whole class, discover the VERB through QUESTIONS. The nonsense word “BLIP” should be substituted for the target VERB.   Write sample QUESTIONS on the board When / Where / Why / How do […]

Provide students with a questionnaire like this one: Find someone who… 1) has travelled to New York. ________ 2) has been on TV. ______ 3) has met a famous person. ______ etc….   The students are supposed to stand up and go around the classroom asking their classmates until someone has done so and if […]

This is a great game to play with students and excellent for practicing question making. 1. Choose an object and students ask questions about it.  Give them question prompts to help, written on the board. For example; Is it ….. heavy/light/big/small/young/old/(color)/hard/soft/ Can you ……… with it? Can it ……..it? Does it have ….?  Does it […]

Bring an item that is so unusual that the learners are not likely to recognize what it is. Spend some time eliciting basic descriptions of the item and guesses about what it is and how it’s used. If possible, pass the item around. This is an activity in observation and inference, so don’t answer questions. […]

Learners must be seated in organized rows at least 4×4.   Have the front row of learners stand. Ask simple questions like “What day/time is it?”    Learners raise their hands (or blurt out answers) and the first person to answer correctly may sit down. The last standing learner’s line (front-to-back) must stand and the […]

This is a nice ice breaker or regular class starter.   Have a learner stand in front of the group and make one statement about yesterday, such as “Yesterday I went shopping.” Then let everyone else ask questions to learn more information, such as “Who did you go with?” “What did you buy?” “What time […]

One child sits in a chair and has to answer the questions of classmates with the word “banana” without changing their facial expression or smiling. Continue until they lose or can’t be beat! eflclassroom.com/profiles/ddeubel


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