These student survey sheets stimulate discussion and foster student accountability during conversation activities in ESL classes.
Option 1: Have students sit in groups of 3-4 and discuss the questions together. Students should record the answers of each other group member as a way to ensure that all students are actively participating.
Option 2: Have students circulate around the classroom and interview other students one at a time with the questions on their sheet. This option wakes up students who get lethargic after sitting for too long, helps break apart established groups so that students can practice speaking to new people, and builds the confidence of hesitant speakers by showing them that the more they repeat their ideas to others the better they get at expressing them.
Students sometimes have a difficult time finding a new partner when they’re ready to switch, so you may choose to set a timer and have all students switch partners at the same time or else have a designated spot at the front of the class where partners who finish can go to wait for the next pair who wants to switch with them.
When students have finished the activity you can use their survey sheets as a way to award participation points. You may also choose to call on a few students at random and have them tell the class their answers to the three follow-up questions at the end of the survey.
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