Here's a fun activity to get your students instantly engaged while interviewing their classmates! I've done this activity with my students on the first day of school, and it's always a hit. Not only do the students enjoy interacting with one another, but they also like presenting to the class their findings on their partner. As an extension (and a recommendation), I also have my students write a short informative essay based on the notes they took.
This product consists of a questionnaire template for students to use as they interview a partner. Then, they can transfer their notes onto a lined-paper template (a few options to select from).