Introductions Activity (basic)

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Level[edit | edit source]

As a beginner, I want to start from the begining to have good english basic.

Activity Type[edit | edit source]

Communicative speaking; intonation practice

Language Structures and Functions[edit | edit source]

  • Structures: Present "be" form
  • Functions: Introducing self/others; asking for and giving information

Estimated Time Required[edit | edit source]

15 min

Preparation[edit | edit source]

Print enough copies of dialog strips for students

Activity Plan[edit | edit source]

  • Warm-up: (If being used in conjunction with "New Dynamic English" software) Have Ss listen to the introductions and information for Max, Kathy and Pierre. Ss listen and repeat the phrases they hear.
  • Step 1: Hand out dialog strips to Ss. Tell each S to fill his/her name for the "A" speaker.
  • Step 2: Have Ss individually practice the entire conversation quietly. Draw attention to the downward intonation of the "where" question.
  • Step 3: Explain to Ss that they need to practice the conversation with a partner and write their partner's information for the "B" speaker, and that they must practice the conversation until they can do it without looking at the dialog.
  • Step 4: Tell Ss that after they have mastered the dialog, they must introduce each other to the teacher without using the dialog.

Variations[edit | edit source]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Dialog strips for Introduction


Introduce yourself to your partner. Then switch roles.

A: Hi, I'm __hameed____________.
B: Hello, my name is hameed khan ______________.
A: Nice to meet you.
B: Nice to meet you too.
A: Where are you from?
do you come from?
B: I'm from _kabul ____________.
I come from __nanagarhar ____________.



Now introduce your partner to the teacher

This is ______________. He's/She's from ______________.
He/She comes from ______________.

--Stevesilsbee 06:17, 19 March 2008 (UTC)