On each one-page file, there are ten 'Student A' questions - and ten 'Student B' questions. Each activity file is based on a particular grammar point or topic. These files are among the most popular on the sites because they are simple and easy to use, and they immediately get your students talking.
But did you know that there's a lot more you can do with them? The suggestions below focus on 'before', 'during' and 'after' activities that will help you get the most out of the Pair Work Discussion activities.
*There is no need to check each learner’s work. After dictating a few sentences, simply have a few students write their sentences on the board for all their classmates to see. Encourage assistance (if needed) from your students who are seated.
Just be sure that guess are held off until the end of the activity.
Also, be sure to tell your students to try to tell convincing lies – otherwise, some students may ‘spill the beans’ (expose the lie) by saying something that is obviously not true (for example, “Last weekend, I travelled to the South Pole,” while possible, would nevertheless almost certainly be a lie.)
You can assist and give structure to this activity-wrap up by writing the short dialog on the board before the interviews end:
A: Who did you talk to?
B: I talked to ….
A: What interesting things did he / she tell you?