There’ve been ups and downs, yadda, yadda, but it’s been, overall, good. Here’s a short piece I wrote back in March about my favourite lesson.This week, in the often frustrating battle to make my students speak English, I’ve been doing a speed dating exercise with my classes.Speed dating has been popular in larger metropolitan areas in recent years.The people attending one recent speed dating session in a city say while they love their city, they all feel it is hard to meet new people.
This tends to go on until I’ve had a chance to listen to everyone talk, or at least until I realise they’re not bothering to use English anymore.
Have students discuss in small groups and present answers to whole. How many different ways can you think of to meet a partner? Name one thing you should never do on a first date. Hand out profile worksheet, Activity 3, one per person. Man 6: I really prefer Rachmaninoff to the heavier romantic composers.
Stage 5: Speed dating role play Create two rows with male characters on one side and female characters on opposite facing side. But despite the pan-Germanic anti-Semitism…I’d still have to say my favorite is Wagner.
It's over in 30 minutes, and when it ends, the speed daters write down who they would like to see again. An article from student will go on a date which only last a few minutes and within that time you will try to get to know as much as you can about that person.
After that time is up you have to go on a date with the next person and get to know as much as you can about them. You must fill in the information about who you are and you can be whatever you want to be.