Who Is It?

Who Is It?

There are two versions of this exercise which is good for elementary-intermediate learners. You may need to preteach some vocabulary such as politician, musician, actor etc.

Version 1

  1. Distribute photos of very famous people from different countries (one per participant). Alternatively, give the participants a name on a piece of paper or ask them to google a very famous person (using English wikipedia or imdb etc).
  2. Participants write 5-10 sentences about the person on a piece of paper.
    1. This person speaks German
    2. This person comes from Austria.
    3. This person is a man.
    4. He lives in California now.
  3. After everyone has written some simple sentences about the person, have them in pairs (or if it is a small group as a whole class) read the clues they have written until somebody guesses who the person is.

Version 2

  1. Distribute photos of very famous people from different countries (one per participant). Alternatively, give the participants a name on a piece of paper or ask them to google a very famous person (using English wikipedia or imdb etc).
  2. Put the participants in pairs and have them ask yes/no questions until they guess the person in the picture. For example:
    1. Is it a man?
    2. Does he live in England?
    3. Is he…

Version 2 is good for higher levels whereas Version 1 is better for lower levels.

As a follow-up you can have the participants prepare a little text about someone in their family and they bring the photo in the next lesson (you, too!). Lay all the photos in a jumbled order on the table and have the participants read their descriptions while the others listen and try to identify which photo is the person being described.

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