In this speaking activity the students tell personal stories which are prompted by pictures.

Author: 
Arizio Moreira

The activity is performed as a mingle.

  • Cut up cards of different objects, activities, animals, etc. selected randomly.
  • Place the cards scattered on the floor in the middle of the classroom.
  • Tell the students to pick up a card from the floor which they think makes them remember one of the following:
    (a) a memorable event in their lives
    (b) a positive or negative past or recent experience or
    (c) a story about a friend/family member/acquaintance/etc that they would like to share with others.
  • Tell the students that they must find another in the class and tell them what the picture makes them remember and listen to the other person’s story too.
  • Each student must tell their story for about one to two minutes only.
  • Students then must exchange pictures and find another student to talk to.
  • Emphasise that they must ask the name of the person they were talking to before they move on to talk to another one.
  • Students must then talk to another student and tell him/her the story of the person they last talked to.
  • Students swap pictures again and move on to talk to someone reporting the story they’ve just listened to.
  • Round the activity off by asking individual students to report to the class the interesting things they’ve learned about other people in class.
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