Task Based Lesson: How to Ask for Personal Information

Common Verb Phrases

How to Ask for Personal Information


  1. Where are you from?
  2. When were you born?
  3. Where do you live?
  4. How old are you?
  5. Do you live in a house or in an apartment?
  6. Do you have any brothers and sisters?
  7. Do you have any pets?
  8. Who do you live with?
  9. What do you do?
  10. Do you have any children? what are their names?
  11. Where did you study?
  12. Do you have a nickname?
  13. What kind of music do you listen to?
  14. What TV shows do you watch?
  15. Do you play any sports? which ones?
  16. What social networks do you like to use?
  17. What applications do you use the most?
  18. What do you usually do on the weekends?
  19. What’s your favorite food?
  20. What sport do you like?
  21. What makes you happy?

Lesson Plan – How to Ask for Personal Information

Schema Activation


  1. Half of the students are given personal information and the other half are given answers to personal information questions.
  2. Students stand up  and ask questions to their partners and they stop until they have found the person who has the answer to their questions.


Task #1

  1. Students are given a list of scrambled questions.
  2. Students unscramble the question so they make full grammatical sense.
  3. Once they finish, they ask the questions to their classmates.

Task #2

  1. Students install the kahoot application.
  2. They follow the instructions given by the teacher to play the game.
  3.  Student play the game, the game is made up of personal questions and answers

Task #3

  1. Student match yes or no question with follow-up questions
  2. Students make questions and that they make follow-up questions to their partners.
    • Do you live in liberia? What neighborhood do you live in?
    • Do you like listening to music? What music do you like to listen?
    • Do you like using social networks? which ones do you use the most?
    • Do you have any children? what are their names?


  1. Students make a collage of at least 8 pictures about personal details about their lives that they want to share with their classmates.
  2. Now with the collage ready, they prepare sentences that they want to make using that collage.
  3. They use the collage to talk to others


  1. Students are given a list of sentences with some grammatical and spelling problems, students have to read them and find the problems with them.

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