Here's a handout (see below) which I use in class to get students to talk about themselves. This is done as a class activity.
I start off with getting the students to draw a sketch of themselves in the box. I demonstrate by sketching myself on the blackboard. While they are drawing themselves, I review body vocabulary such as head, hair, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and face. Then, I take up the statement sentences one by one. I start off by saying "My name is Stefan." Then, I ask individual students, "What's your name?". After that, I get them to fill in the blank with their name. Then, I go around the class asking several students "What's your name?"
Next, I say "I'm from Canada." Then, I ask the class "Where are you from?" Some students will known the answer and shout it out. I'll say excellent. Then, I will write the statement on the board, fill in the space with the country name, and get the students do the same. Then, I go around the class asking individual students, "Where are you from?"
Then, I'll say, "I'm (age)." Then, I will ask the question, "How old are you?" A few students will answer. I get them to circle their age from the digit numbers listed below the space and then have them write it in the space. I demonstrate using the blackboard. Then, I do some drilling e.g. "I'm 12 years old. I'm 13 years old."
I tell the class, "My favourite colour is blue." Then, I ask the class, "What's your favourite colour?" I will then ask them to think of their favourite colour and write it in the space. I'll write the sentence on the board. Then, I do some drilling. I have the students repeat after me, "My favourite colour is green." etc. Then, I go around the class asking individual students "What's your favourite colour?"
I tell the class, "My favourite sport is soccer." Then, I ask the class, "What's your favourite sport?" I tell the students to think of their favourite sport and write it in the space. I'll write the sentence on the blackboard. Then, I do some drilling, "My favourite sport is baseball." etc. Then, I go around the classroom asking individual students, "What's your favourite sport?"
Finally, I offer a stamp to any student willing to stand up and read their sentences aloud. Several do come forward and after their presentation, I get the class to give them a round of applause.
This is a fun activity and a great way to review the state verb "be". Feel free to change the form to suit your class level.
All about me!
1. My name is ________________________.
2. I'm from __________________.
3. I'm ________________ years old.
(10, 11, 12, 13, 14, )
4. My favourite colour is ________________________________.
(red, blue, green, yellow, purple, ...)
5. My favourite sport is ___________________________.
(baseball, soccer, tennis, basketball, ...)
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