Interview yourclassmates to find two things in common.
Ask questions about: Work / study Sport / keeping fit Going out Music English Family / friends Travel / holidays Future plans
Examples What do you like about your school? What is your favourite subject? Why? What do you look forward to at the end of the week? Which country would you most like to visit? In what ways do you think you will use English in the future?
Talk about two photographs Which types of TV programmes do they show? In what ways are they similar and different? Which one do you prefer and why?
Types of programmes documentary drama cartoons the news chat show quiz show reality showsoap opera comedy film
Language for TV programmes stories spanning several episodes contestant / cast / season / nature public / shooting on location business / headlines instruction / sport team / prime time footage of events as they happened
Similarities Both … are They both seem to be… Neither of them… In this one… and in this one… I get the impression that…
Differences One thing which is different in this one… The main difference between … and … is… This one is… , whereas … is …
Likes, dislikes, preferences Personally, I … I’m not really very interested in… If I had to choose, … I haven’t thought about it before, but perhaps…
About you: Which types of television programmes do you enjoy? Why? How much time do you spend each week watching them? Which types of programme do you never watch? Why not? Have you ever been on television? Do you know anyone who has? If you could appear on television, what sort of programme would you prefer to be in?
Now try this quiz about film vocabulary. Action!