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The EFL Playhouse: A Resource for ESL/EFL Teachers of Young Learners

Who Am I?
Skill: asking and answering personal questions
Group Size: 4 to 30
Prep Time: ~1 hour
Playing Time: 5-20 minutes
Interest Level: ages 4 to adult
Ability Level: upper beginning to intermediate

Paste pictures of popular characters on 4 x 6 or larger cardstock. With very young children, you may want to use cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Simba, Nola, Snow White, Donald Duck, and so forth. With older students, you may choose to use well-known athletes, political leaders, actors and actresses, musicians, and so forth.

Call one student away from group. Show the student a card. (Make sure that the student recognizes the individual on the card.) The student then stands in front of the class and his or her classmates ask questions in order to guess who the student is. Students may ask questions such as . . .

When a student correctly guesses who the student is, he or she becomes the next mystery person.

Suggestion: Collect pictures from magazines and newspapers or print from internet (especially if you have access to a color printer).


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