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Follow Up Questions

Follow Up Questions

Students practice asking follow up questions while discussing a topic in their group.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Warmer

Time:  40 minutes

Preparation

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Procedure

1

Assign groups of 4 to 5 people.

2

Ask students to assign letters to each person in the group – A, B, C, and D. Randomly choose a letter to be the scorekeeper (e.g., all letter Bs will be the scorekeeper in the group).

3

Ask the scorekeepers to get a piece of paper and write down each group member’s name.

4

The students’ task is to practice follow up questions in their group.  Explain that a conversation does not have to stop after a question is answered. Another question can be asked about the same general topic to continue the conversation. 

5

Give students a topic. 


Sample Topics:

Food, Vacation, Movies, Music, Free time

6

Give the students 2 minutes to have a conversation about the topic. Each time a student asks a follow up question, he or she gets a point. The follow up question must be relevant according to the group members.

7

After 2 minutes, change topics and continue asking follow up questions and answering.

8

The winner is the student in each group with the most points.

Extended Practice

The winner from each group stands at the front and has a 2 minute conversation. The rest of the students are the scorekeepers. The winner is the student with the most points.

 

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