Intermediate Name Introductions

Posted by Nancy Callan on 2 January 2017 | 2 Comments

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What's in a Name?

Asian students often choose to take on an English name that is more easily pronounced by Westerners. Fine if it's their choice, but I'm a big fan of learning how to pronounce my students' real names (it's not that hard!) and the story behind them. 

I've created an Introduce Your Partner exercise to learn about students' given names, surnames and nicknames names for an intermediate class. You can click on either image to download it and use it in your own class.

Here is what the final task will look like:

And here below are the questions that lead up to the task. Students are to first answer the questions about themselves, in preparation for asking and answering the questions with a partner. 



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  • Thanks for commenting, Anne. I hope it's useful. I love activities that foster connections between students. Feel free to pass it on if desired.

    Posted by Nancy Callan, 17/01/2017 11:22pm (3 years ago)

  • Thanks Nancy. Looking forward to using this with my LINC 5 class on the first day.

    Posted by Anne Viitanen-Szefer, 08/01/2017 5:59pm (3 years ago)

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