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Find someone who...? An ESL speaking activity

This is a good activity for a new class. I normally use it for the second lesson. Normally you will need to model the use of rejoinders and follow up questions before asking students to do this activity.

Use rejoinders and follow up questions!

1. ________________ has been to Japan. Where?

2. ________________ likes to hike. How often? Favorite mountain?

3. ________________ wants to go to America. Why?

4. ________________ likes ice cream. How often? Favorite Flavor?

5. ________________ loves his or her job. Why?

6. ________________ dislikes his or her job. Why?

7. ________________ is afraid of flying. How often?

8. ________________ eats dog meat. How often?

9. ________________ had a good vacation. Where? What?

10. _______________ is a vegetarian. Why? How long?

11. _______________ has a dog. What kind?

12. _______________ has relatives in another country. Which one?

Rejoinders from Conversation Strategies:

Surprise: Good news:
Oh really? Oh really! You're kidding That's great! Terrific!
Express interest: Bad news:
I see. Oh yeah? That's too bad. I'm sorry to hear that.