Read what a teacher says about this activity:
‘An interview activity gives learners the opportunity to practise speaking about a variety of topics. It’s a simple activity to set up, and works well in mixed-ability classes.’
Draw the following table on the board.
Ask your learners to copy it down.
|You and your partner||Yes||No|
Put your learners in pairs.
Say to the class: ‘You are going to interview your partner about their likes and dislikes. You must complete the table with the information you learn.’
Elicit what language/phrases learners will need for this activity.
Useful phrases include:
- Do you like …?
- I like/don’t like …
- So do I.
- Neither do I.
- Me too.
Elicit the information they think should go in each of the boxes. Use the text below to explain as needed.
- In the top left box you write three things you both like.
- In the bottom left box you write three things your partner likes, but you don’t.
- In the top right box you write three things you like, but your partner doesn’t.
- In the bottom right box you write three things you both don’t like.
Circulate, monitor and support.
When you first use this activity, it may be helpful to demonstrate the activity with a strong learner.