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I Am...

I Am...

Students get to know each other by presenting information following the prompt "I am..."

Level:  Any

Topic:  Icebreakers

Grammar:  Simple present

Time:  40 minutes

Preparation

  • Index cards (one for each student)
  • Prepare 15-20 teacher responses to the prompt “I am…” with pictures

For example:

I am American, from Ohio, a daughter…

Procedure

1

Write “I am…” on the board and ask students to brainstorm 5-10 different ways to finish the sentence.

2

Give one index card to each student. Ask students to write their name at the top of the index card and write their responses to “I am…” under their name.

3

Introduce yourself using the prompt “I am…” Show pictures to make the presentation more interesting. Answer any questions.

4

Tell the students it is their turn to introduce themselves to the class. Ask each student to take turns standing at the front of the room and delivering their self-introduction. Collect the index cards after each presentation. 

Extended Practice

Tell the students to use the responses on their index card to write an introductory paragraph about themselves.

-OR-

Redistribute the index cards so each student has a classmates’ card. Tell the students to use the responses from their classmates' card to write an introductory paragraph about their classmate.

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