Using interview sheets is a great way to encourage students to speak to a large number of other students in their class, sometimes students they otherwise wouldn't normally speak to, using the target English language of the lesson. A benefit is that they get to learn about their classmates at the same time.
|Level:||Elementary grade 4 - 6|
|Works with:||Dialogue (Q&A)|
|Class size:||Medium to large|
You will need:
- To prepare an interview sheet.
- Everyone stands up, walks around and finds a partner.
- Play paper, scissors, rock (a.k.a. janken) to decide who goes first.
- Go through the dialogue writing the persons name and answer on the interview sheet. Swap roles and repeat (so both people get to be the interviewer).
- Say goodbye and find the next person to interview.
- Even though the students will know each others names, you can make asking names part of the interview process. It may seem like a time waster but practicing the basics every chance helps make using them easier and more natural.