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BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Englipedia's Guess Who?


GRAMMAR: 'Be' Helping Verb (do & are)

EXAMPLEAre you Mr. Obama? Do you like soccer?

DATE ADDED: Oct 19, 2009


15-30 min.
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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students choose one character from the worksheet and their partner guesses who they are by asking a series of "Are you...?" questions.



  • Guessing worksheets: For lower-level classes, consider using the 2nd memo worksheet, where students can just check off the answer, rather than using the 1st memo worksheet that is for writing.


  1. After reading through each character to ensure understanding, do a role play with the JTE. Play janken with the JTE. The loser will choose a character and the winner will ask questions. Then reverse the role. The example dialog would go like this if the JTE loses and chooses Obama:
    • ALT: Are you a boy?
    • JTE: Yes, I am. (ALT will take notes.)
    • ALT: Are you from England?
    • JTE: No, I am not. (ALT will take notes.)
    • ALT: Are you from America?
    • JTE: Yes, I am. (ALT will take notes.)
    • ALT: (show students the process of elimination) Do you like basketball and sushi?
    • JTE: No, I don't.
    • ALT: Do you like soccer and hotdogs?
    • JTE: Yes, I do.
    • ALT: Are you Obama?
    • JTE: Yes, I am! (Then, reverse the role. The ALT will choose a character and the JTE will ask questions.)
  2. Then, the ALT and the students play one time to practice. ALT and students will choose a character and the JTE will ask questions. Whatever the JTE asks, have the students look at the character the ALT/students choose and answer the questions.
  3. Then, let the students try it amongst themselves. Give them about 5-6 minutes to finish guessing each other's character and then have them switch partners. Suggestion for switching partners: Row 1, 3, 5 will be the only rows to move. Have the movement go in the shape of an 'S'. Each student in row 1, 3, 5 will move one seat vertically back. The last person in row 1 will move to the last seat in row 3, and the first student in row 3 will move to the first seat in row 5, and the last student in row 5 will move to the first seat in row 1.


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