Class theme/topics discussed: “Feeling Couple” (blind date)
1. Warm up activity: who is your type?
1)I gave a list of personalities. Students check the meaning of each vocabulary.
2)Rate personalities on the basis of their type.
3)Share the result with classmates and discuss the difference among them.
2. Make a profile
Students create their own profile. They can pretend to be a different person.
3. Blind date (Interview)
Talk with classmates and decide one person who he/she wants to have a relationship
4. Declare love
It is the time to express their love to the person who he/she like. How many couple do they make?
How did you pick this theme or topic?
I thought this class needed more chances to have a conversation especially after the project. So I decided to pick up the topic. Since I know my students love to talk about romances, I thought the topic of blind date would be good for them.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Group discussion, handouts
How did students react?
They loved to do blind date activities. Some students made a very funny profile and got attention from classmates.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they did.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
I put documents on Sakai.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Sure, students love it.
Why or why not?
This lesson plan let students talk a lot. Also, students really enjoyed talking about themselves/different person. Since this activity needs many vocabulary to attract classmates, it would be very useful and educational lesson plan.