Activity: To compare the contents of two fridges.
Activity type: Information gap/exchange.
Level: Up to B1.
Age: Adults or Senior YLs
- Draw a picture of a fridge on the board. Build the picture up slowly, line by line. Ask students to guess what you are drawing. Elicit the word “fridge”.
- Put students into pairs or small groups and get them to write a list of five things they would expect to find in everybody’s fridge.
- Get students to compare their lists with their classmates. Ask a few questions to introduce the structures “How much …?” and “How many …?”
- How many eggs have you got in your fridge? How much milk have you got in your fridge?
Put the students into pairs. One student in each pair is given a copy of sheet A, and the other sheet B. They should not show their partner. Explain that each student has a picture of two fridges; their own fridge with all of its contents and their partner’s empty fridge.
Students ask and answer questions about their partner’s fridge and try to find eight differences.
A How many eggs have you got in your fridge?
B I’ve got six eggs in my fridge.
A I’ve got twelve eggs. That’s one difference!
Students write a list of everything their partner has got in their fridge.
Make one copy of the worksheet per pair, and cut into two sheets, A and B (download the worksheet below).