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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


  • 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…



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


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.


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


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.


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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