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Interviewing & Charading  

SUBMITTED BY: Raegina Taylor


EDITED BY: Fiona Steele


EXAMPLE: I finished writing this poem.

DATE ADDED: Aug 27, 2007


35-50 min.
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BRIEF OUTLINE: These are two activities which help students practice the gerund form of verbs. Following a student-to-student interview, students work in groups and play charades.





  1. Interviews:
    After handing out the worksheets, students interview each other and complete the worksheet.
  2. Charades:
    Prior to class, write various gerund sentences pieces of paper and put them in an envelope. Each group should have their own envelope. Some example sentences are:
    • I hate studying.
    • I like sleeping.
    • I finished writing.
    • Stop watching TV
    • I love swimming and eating.
  3. After splitting the class groups of 4-6 students, the game starts by one student receiving a slip of paper and acting out the sentence without speaking. When the group correctly guesses, the next ‘charades’ student comes and says the sentence to the teacher before receiving the next sentence.



  • Give students a time limit for both games, thus making them punchier exercises. Use music, some kind of timer, anything to keep the games fast-paced and exciting.



  • Some students might not enjoy the acting out part. If this seems to be a problem, you could change the ‘acting’ to ‘drawing’.

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