This is a speaking activity that I made for my teenage classes on Valentine’s Day, but you could do it anytime.It’s based on the concept of speed dating so you will need to organize the seats in 2 rows, with guys on one side and girls on the other.Also, if you have an uneven number of students, you can sit in to make it even. Make sure everyone has understood everything that's written on their card. After the five minutes, they should write down the name of that person, 'yes' or 'no' based on whether or not they think it's a good match, and then give their reason (eg.Then sit them down along a row of tables, with the 'guys' on one side and the 'girls' on the other. No, because she smokes and doesn't do any sport, and I don't like unhealthy people.) 4.Save hours of lesson preparation time with the Entire Busy Teacher Library.Includes the best of Busy Teacher: all 80 of our PDF e-books.I've been asking for help a lot recently so thought I'd give something back in the form of an activity I did with a class of 4me that worked very well.It's called 'Speed Dating' and is basically exactly what it says on the tin.
It's over in 30 minutes, and when it ends, the speed daters write down who they would like to see again. An article from student will go on a date which only last a few minutes and within that time you will try to get to know as much as you can about that person.
Then at the end, they choose who they liked the most and why.
Give each pair a few minutes to chat, and then shout “change”.
This project is for introducing oneself and starting conversations. If you have an unbalance amount of either boys and girls some will have to change their sex.
Concentric circle exercise Half the class are boys and the other half are girls.