Tag Archives: Pair work

Are you physical, creative, or practical?

3 Dec

 Interview your partner and complete the survey.

e.g.        ‘Can you play a sport?’

                ‘Yes, I can play football.’

                ‘How well?’

                ‘Quite well.’


Look at your partner’s answers. Is she / he physical, creative, or practical?







Play a sport

Do exercise





Ride a bicycle



Yes / no Very well

Quite well

Not well



Take photos



Play a musical instrument


Write a poem

Play dominoes




Follow instructions

Read a map

Programme a video

Use a computer

Speak a foreign language  apart from English

Repair  a bicycle

Paint a room







Dates and times survey

7 Nov


Answer the questions in the first column.

Ask the questions to a partner and write their answers in the second column. 

When is your birthday?

What time do you usually get up?

When do you have a shower?

What time do you usually have breakfast?

What time do you go to school / work?

What time do you usually have lunch?

What time do you finish work / school?

What time do you usually have dinner?

When do you usually go shopping?

When do you go to English class?

When do you do your homework?

When do you usually read?

When do you usually listen to music?

What’s your favorite time to watch TV?

When do you usually do sport or exercise?

When do you usually see your friends?

What’s your favorite day of the week?



4 Oct

Draw twelve circles.  Write short answers to the following points in random order. Work in pairs. Students have to guess why their partner has written the items in the circles.

  • the name of someone you’ve got to know recently
  • how long it takes you to get ready to go to work
  • the name of an old friend you would like to get in touch with
  • whether you used to get into trouble when you were at school
  • the name of someone you get on well with
  • the last time you got really disappointed
  • the best present you got for your last birthday
  • something foreigners would find hard to get used to if they lived in your country
  • what would you do to get over your boyfriend or girlfriend leaving you
  • how long it takes you to get home from work
  • the last time you got your car fixed
  • the best thing to do if you get a cold


1 Jul

There once was a girl Selina,

Who wanted to be a ballerina.

She went on her toes,

And broke her nose.

Then she became cleaner.

Complete this limerick.

There once was a boy named Kevin

Who   ……………………………………..

He  ………………………………………..

And  ………………………………………

So  ………………………………………..

Now make up your own.

Tell me about it!

1 Jul


  • angry
  • bitter
  • cheerful
  • depressed
  • disappointed
  • energetic
  • exhausted
  • frustrated
  • furious
  • happy
  • indignant
  • lonely
  • sad
  • sick
  • terrible
  • terrific
  • uptight
  • worried


  • I ran five kilometers today.
  • He’s one hour late!
  • I broke up with my boyfriend.
  • I can’t find my key.
  • I lost my dog.
  • I have flu.
  • My job is great!
  • I have a headache.
  • I’m going to New York this weekend.
  • He left without saying good-bye.
  • You’re so kind to me.
  • I failed the exam.
  • I didn’t get a refund.
  • I’ve just moved to a new town.
  • They didn’t invite me to the party.
  • He bought me some chocolate.
  • I passed the exam.
  • This exercise is too long.


-I’m so angry!


-Because he’s one hour late!

-Why don’t you give him a ring?


-He’s one hour late!

-You must be angry.  Why don’t you give him a ring?


Now make up your own dialogue using the information above.


Personal experience

1 Jul


  • What is the most exciting thing you have ever done?
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • What was the biggest surprise of your life?
  • What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?
  • What was the angriest moment of your life?
  • What is your biggest regret and why?
  • What is the strangest coincidence you ever experienced?
  • What is the best advice you ever received?
  • What is your dream job?
  • What is your scariest thing that ever happened to you?
  • What is your dream?
  • What is the nicest thing anyone ever did for you?

Your last holiday

21 Jun



Where did you go?

When did you go there

Who did you go with?

How did you get there?

How long did you stay there?

Where did you stay?

What did you do?

Did you buy anything?

Did you have a good time?

Did you have any problems?


I went to Tokyo last November with my friend.  We flew to Tokyo with Japan Airline.  We stayed for 12 days in the Listel Shinjuku.  The hotel was quite small but  not very expensive.  During the day we walked around the city.  We saw almost all the famous places, such as the Imperial Palace, Sensoji Temple and we went for a walk in Shinjuku Gyoen.  We took a lot of photos.  At night, we went to restaurants and we had tempura and yakitori.  We bought some gifts for our friends and family.  We had a great time, Tokyo is a modern city and at the same time full of history.  The food was delicious. We didn´t have any serious problems.