It also allows for effective practice of the past tense and question forms.
The alibi game is extremely popular and I’ve seen numerous versions of it, but they’re usually restricted to police and their suspects.
This post is looking at ways to take the ‘alibi’ format and make some new and interesting classroom activities that are adapted for different vocabulary sets and language structures.
Start off by making sure everyone knows what 'speed dating' means. There are 14 character cards (you will need to make more if you have a larger class); 7 girls and 7 guys.So there are seven pairs of guys/girls who match up perfectly based on their interests.These are arranged obviously in the word document (Martin Shipley and Sarah Wright, David Crouch and Rosie Jacobs, etc.) : if you have a group smaller than 14, make sure the cards you remove are matching pairs rather than just random characters.Give them each a 'Speed Dating Table' to fill out as they go. Each pair should take about five minutes to find out about the person they're sat with (might want to go over things like 'hello, what's your name? Then the 'girls' stay seated and the 'guys' move along to the next place. Repeat until everyone has met everybody and hopefully found their perfect match!It seems complicated written down like that, but it's very simple really.You might want to edit the cards based on the level of your class, or add more, etc.*I started off by doing a basic example on the board, drawing three sample character cards - eg.I've been asking for help a lot recently so thought I'd give something back in the form of an activity I did with a class of 4me that worked very well.It's called 'Speed Dating' and is basically exactly what it says on the tin.~SThis is a very interesting game for communcation and fluency.To make it more interesting (and fun) give male characters to female students and vice versa.