Meeting People and Socialising

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Making appointments. This is a group activity where learners will make appointments with each other. Use only one week grid at a time and only one appointment can be made per morning or afternoon. According to the number of learners in each group, the learners will cross off a certain number of mornings and afternoons. Make sure that there are more free mornings and afternoons than appointments that have to be made. In one week there are ten mornings and afternoons. If you have a group of six learners and they have to make an appointment with each other, then only five mornings or afternoons are needed. So, you could ask your learners to cross off about two or three mornings or afternoons. The more they cross off, the more difficult it will be to make appointments. Perhaps it won't be possible for everybody all the time so a time limit will have to be set. I, personally, do not think it's necessary to write reasons for mornings and afternoons that are already taken, as when students in a role play say that they are not free at a certain time they usually do not give the reason.

Business card activity. A 'decision-making' pair work or small group activity where the learners will choose business cards for different professions.

Greeting picture role plays. A pair or small group role play to practise the language of greeting people. The learners choose a picture and imagine the role play behind it. They rehearse their role in pairs or small groups before performing it in front of others. This activity can also be used as a task to see which language the learners need. The pictures used in this activity are clip arts found on the Web. There are many more pictures that could be used from the Web or from magazines. Alternatively, you could draw simple situations yourself.

Who are you game for hobbies. In this game, the yes/no type questions that the learners will ask are; 'are you interested in photography?', 'do you like football?', 'are you fond of music?' and 'do you play a musical instrument?' or 'do you go to concerts?' etc.

Making conversation. This is a pair work activity in two parts. In the first part, learners will decide which topics are acceptable and which topics are not acceptable in conversations. In the second part, the learners are encouraged to make conversation and to introduce topics of their choice.

 

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Date de dernière mise à jour : 21/11/02