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My Best Experience

My Best Experience

Students get to know each other by asking and answering wh questions about a memorable or best experience.

Level:  Any

Topic:  Icebreakers

Time:  30 minutes

Preparation

  • A piece of paper for each student.
  • Write the following words on the board.

Who

When

Where 

Why

What 

How

Procedure

1

Give one piece of paper to each student.

2

Ask the students to think of their most memorable or best experience, and draw a simple sketch on the paper outlining the experience.

3

Assign groups of 4 to 5 people.

4

The first person in the group shows his or her picture to everyone in the group. He or she can only answer questions. The other students in the group must ask wh questions to find out more information about the picture. 

5

When the first person is finished, the next person shows his or her picture.

6

Continue until each person in the group has answered questions about his or her picture.

Extended Practice

Assign each person in a group a letter (A, B, C, and D). Ask all the A students to form a new group, all the B students to form a new group, etc. The students in the new groups report about their previous group members’ stories.

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