Ellen Hutchby Ellen Hutchby

Ask the teacher
All level


Where the students get a chance to ask the teacher/s questions.


Abc Drinks

Main Aims

  • Get them to use their english skills effectivly

Subsidiary Aims

  • Make sure that the students feel welcomed and comfortable.


Warmer/Lead-in (13-18 minutes) • To get them to interact with each other in English.

They will have a sheet of paper which they will have to go around and ask other people their name and they will have the ask them questions to the other people who have come to the social. The questions will be; Name? Favourite food? Favourite place to go? Tell them they will have 15 minutes to do this. ICQ's - What will you do? How long do you have? Do you need to ask full questions in English?

Group work (8-10 minutes) • Small group discussions to get them thinking about what questions they can ask.

Give them time in groups to think of questions that they can ask the teacher. Write on the board - Topics? This will help them think of the areas to ask the questions and they types of questions they can ask. Tell them that they can write down so it will make it easier when they get the chance to ask. Give them about 10 minutes to do this. ICQ's - What are you going to do? How long do you have to do this?

Task (20-25 minutes) • They can now ask the teacher questions.

Tell them that they can now ask you questions and not to worry about getting the English wrong. they can ask you as many as they like!

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