Question practice 1
- Give pupils a copy of Question practice worksheet 1 and ask them to complete the ten questions in English with one word (a noun, an adjective or an adverb).
- If they need help, they can use the anagrams of the words at the end of the sentence. (With higher level groups, you can ask pupils to fold the right side of the worksheet so they can’t see the scrambled words in order to make the activity more challenging).
- Check their sentences as a class.
- Ask the questions at random around the class
a) What time do you get up in the MORNING?
b) What after-school ACTIVITIES do you do?
c) What do you usually do at the WEEKEND?
d) What’s your FAVOURITE subject?
e) What SPORTS do you do?
f) What’s your favourite FREE time activity?
g) What time do you NORMALLY go to bed?
h) What do you usually have for BREAKFAST?
i) How do you go to SCHOOL?
j) How often do you play VIDEO GAMES?
Question practice 2
- Write the following topics on the board: (1) free time activities, (2) routines and daily life and (3) school. Together with the pupils brainstorm possible ideas associated with each of the topics. For example, related to free time activities, pupils might say do sport, watch TV, play video games, etc.
Now give pupils Question practice worksheet 2.
Using the questions from worksheet 1, ask the class to classify them into the three topics you have brainstormed: free time activities, routines and daily life and finally school.
- Answer key:
Free time activities:
What do you usually do at the weekend?
What sports do you do?
What’s your favourite free time activity?
How often do you play video games?
Routines and daily life:
What time do you normally go to bed?
What time do you get up in the morning?
What do you usually have for breakfast?
How do you go to school?
What’s your favourite subject?
What after-school activities do you do?Survey
- Divide pupils into small groups (ideally, of 3 or 4s). Tell them they are going to design a survey for their classmates.
- Ask each group of pupils to choose a topic that they like. They can choose one from the three topics you have previously brainstormed, or alternatively think of a new one. Possible new topics include sports, TV, music and food.
- Pupils think of 5 questions related to the topic of their choice and complete them on the Survey worksheet. With higher level groups, encourage pupils to come up with their own questions. Alternatively, lower level groups can use the questions from Question Practice Worksheets 1 and 2.
- Now get the pupils to think of 4 possible answers for each of their questions for their classmates to choose from.
- Give the pupils the Survey answers worksheet and ask them to complete it with their questions and possible answers.
- Each pupil in the group is going to be responsible for a couple of questions. It’s a good idea to give slower pupils just one question, but to give faster pupils more than one so they don’t finish the activity too quickly.
- Ask the pupils to go round the class asking their classmates the question(s) they have been assigned and making a note of how many pupils give each answer. Point out the example to show them how to complete the worksheet.
- Finally, ask pupils to get back into their original groups to share their findings and to make sure that all the pupils from the same group have the answers to all of their questions.
If you would like your class to present their findings using an online graph tool, see Digital literacy: online graph tool [link to Activity Digital literacy: online graph tool, content November] for instructions.