Speed dating learning activity
Lower levels are very literal and need time to prep, but my upper levels get a shorter prep time and often use alter-egos instead of their true personality. I set up the room with long tables with girls on one side and boys on the other so they are facing each other.
Here is the super basic form that I used with Spanish I to plan their answers and questions.
I divide the students into different groups and give them each a photograph.Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Talking about meeting a partner and dating, watching a short film, reading and discussing questions Topic: Speed-dating Language: Questions and vocabulary related to dating Materials: Short film and speed-dating questions Downloadable materials: speed dating lesson instructions speed dating questions Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain.If you find any joy or value in it, please consider supporting Film English with a monthly subscription, or by contributing a one-off payment.Christine D, Advanced Practitioner, ‘Entry-level Preparation for Life and Work’, Royal College Manchester at Seashell Trust The concept of ‘speed-dating slowly’ was first introduced to the Royal College Manchester curriculum three years ago and was inspired by an Oxfordshire-based initiative led by adults with learning disabilities who reported that they had limited opportunities to meet others with similar interests, develop a social life and build friendships and relationships.The Mates ‘n’ Dates service has been developed to support adults with learning disabilities to exercise their right to socialise, make friends and potentially date.
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