This is an information gap activity. Split your class into pairs, or teams and give each student or group a copy of the activity sheet.
Students fill in the top (green) part with their own choices – 2 actions for each family member.
During the task they have to ask the other team and try and find out what their choices are, marking the answers from their partner in the bottom (blue) part of the activity sheet.
- Student A: “Is dad running?”
- Student B: “No, he isn’t” (Student A marks an ‘X’ for ‘Dad’ and ‘Run’)
- Student B: “Is brother swimming?”
- Student A: “Yes, he is.” (Student B marks a ‘?’ for ‘Brother’ and ‘Swimming’)
The winner is the first team to find all their partners’ choices.
This task covers both actions and family vocabulary with present continuous practice in a controlled way. It is suitable for elementary learners.
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