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Celebrity Reporters

Celebrity Reporters

Students ask each other indirect questions about famous people. A speaking activity using indirect questions and statements.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Celebrities

Grammar:  Indirect questions

Time:  40 minutes

Preparation

  • None

Procedure

1

Ask the students to get into 4 groups.

2

Ask each group to choose one famous person that everyone in the class knows.

3

Write the name of each group's answer on the board.

4

Ask the students to look at the other groups' choices on the board, and brainstorm questions they would like to ask the famous people. Allow 5 minutes for brainstorming.

Note: The groups do not have to brainstorm questions for the famous person they selected.

5

Choose a group to stand at the front of the room. Explain that they will answer questions about the famous person they selected.

6

Tell the remaining students to ask indirect questions about the famous person. The group at the front of the room can answer the questions any way they like.


For example:

Do you happen to know if Madonna is married?

I was wondering if Madonna has any children.

7

When the students have finished asking questions, ask a different group to go to the front of the room. Continue until each group has had a turn to answer questions.

 

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