How to Give Personal Information
How to Give Personal Information
Personal Information Questions and Answers
|What’s your name?||I am José|
|What’s your last name?||My last name is Johnson|
|Do you have a nickname?||People call me Jay|
|What do you do?||I am DJ|
|Where do you work?||I work in Walmart|
|Do you like your job?||I love my job|
|Are you married /simgle?||I am single|
|Do you have a boyfriend / girlfriend?||I have a girlfriend|
|Do you have any children?||I have three children|
|How many brothers and sisters do you have?||I have two sisters|
|How old are you?||I am 29 years od|
|When is your birthday?||It is on September 25th|
|When were you born?||I was born in 1998|
|Where are you from?||I am from russia|
|Where do you live?||I live in Boston|
|What’s your phone number?||My number is 6875-5678|
|What’s your email address?||AwesomeGuy@gmail.com|
|What type of movies do you like?||I love drama movies|
|What type of music do you like?||I love House music|
|What sport do you like?||I love watching MMA|
|Do you have pets?||I have a dog and two cats|
|What’s your favorite food?||I love fast food|
Personal Information -Model Dialogue
Here’s a short dialogue giving an example of personal questions.
Linda: What’s your name?
John: I am John Smith
Linda: What’s your address?
John: I live at 123 6th St. Melbourne, FL
Linda: What’s your telephone number?
John: It is 8689-5674
Linda: What’s your email address?
Linda: When were you born?
John: I was born on September 1st , 1985
Linda: Are you married?
John: Yes, I am.
Linda: What’s your profession?
John: I’m a bus driver
Alex: Thank you.
Peter: You’re welcome.
How to Give Personal Information – Lesson Plan
- Students are given a personal information question or answer.
- They have to stand up and match questions and answer
Pre – Task Activities
- Learners are given scrambled questions / worldle
- Students have to arrange the words to form questions
- They answer the questions using family and friends information
- Students pair up and then ask and answer the questions orally
- Students check the personal information of a famous person using the site BiographyOnline.Net
- They extract key information from it.
- They prepare and talk to their partners about the celebrity the chose.
- Students are given a list of 10 statements.
- They have to read the statements and determine if the statement is true or false.
- Students are sent a Dialogue.
- They use the dialogue to create one
- Students are given a set of 10 sentences
- They have to check the sentences, spot the mistake and correct them
Lesson Plan – How to Ask for Personal Information
- Half of the students are given personal information and the other half are given answers to personal information questions.
- 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.
- Students are given a list of scrambled questions.
- Students unscramble the question so they make full grammatical sense.
- Once they finish, they ask the questions to their classmates.
- Students install the kahoot application.
- They follow the instructions given by the teacher to play the game.
- Student play the game, the game is made up of personal questions and answers
- Student match yes or no question with follow-up questions
- 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?
- Students make a collage of at least 8 pictures about personal details about their lives that they want to share with their classmates.
- Now with the collage ready, they prepare sentences that they want to make using that collage.
- They use the collage to talk to others
- Students are given a list of sentences with some grammatical and spelling problems, students have to read them and find the problems with them.
First, you have introduce the personal information questions and answers vocabulary, You can do by providing a sheet with the information. Take these two considerations before moving to the practice stage:
- Learn how much they know about the topic, a brainstorming can help you with that.
- Spend some time dealing with the pronunciation.
Integration of four skills
- if you have in your classroom an internet connection, create a survey in google forms and send it to the students via whatsapp or email and tell them to go and interview a classmates, they have to register all the answers using the Google Form link you sent them
- Copy and paste the list of personal information questions and answers and cut them out and distribute them among your students and tell them that they have to move around the classroom and find the questions if they have the answer or find the answer if they have the question.
- Another fun activity that makes students move around is creating a survey, give a sheet to students so they can interview their classmates.
For both activities you have to take into account how much students know about the topic so you can know that they can perform the task successfuly. If you like to have an innovative class. you have to visit my post 26 Educational Technology Resources for the English Classroom
Reading and Writing
You can download and print this worksheet if you consider it useful. some of the activities included in the worksheet are the following:
- Matching Exercises
- Charts to collect information from classmates
- Reading comprehension exercises
If you want your students to do some listening, consider downloading one of these videos, create some questions and implement the activiyty taking into account the framework to teach a listening lesson:
- Ashley’s Personal information questions
- Natalia’s Personal Information Questions
- Louise’s Personal Information Questions
- Thomas’ Personal Information Questions
Students can create an introductory paragraph or a conversation in pairs to show their knowledge of personal identification phrases. Take these considerations to make the dialogues fun:
- tell students to be somebody else during the role-play such as a celebrity and that they try to include as much factual information as they can.