Jessica Stockwell Jessica Stockwell

Getting to know you - Memory Name Game
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students practice listening and speaking skills through a Getting To Know You activity by passing an imaginary cube to each other. They will learn each others names, build connections between their names and adjectives and for a second activity learn conventional speaking patterns for sharing phone numbers.


Abc color markers
Abc Whiteboard
Abc White paper for Writing

Main Aims

  • To provide specific information listening skills and accurate speaking practice

Subsidiary Aims

  • 1. To provide focus on a positive learning environment. 2. To provide practice in listening and speaking nouns, adjectives and numbers.


Warmer/Lead-in - Casual introductions (3-5 minutes) • To create a positive learning environment

1. Write my name on the whiteboard 2. Write the date on the whiteboard 3. List activity cue words on the whiteboard 1. Names 2. Adjectives 3. Phone Numbers

Memory Name Game Invisible Red Cube (8-10 minutes) • Getting To Know You Name and Adjective

1. Get students to stand in a circle. 2. Students say their name then pass the cube to the person on the right. 3. Repeat this a few times. 4. Get the students to try and remember each other's name when the cube is passed to them. 5. Get students to add an adjective starting with the first letter of the their name once names are memorized as they pass the cube. 6. Change direction to the left to test the group and have group try to say each other's name and following adjective.

Speaking Number Patterns (4-8 minutes) • To practice sharing phone numbers and patterns of relaying them.

1. Each student writes his or her phone number on a piece of paper. 2. Fold paper and all students drop into bowl. 3. Each student picks one out. 4. The teacher starts the activity by asking for a phone number and writing it on the board. Students correct and help with correct pattern of number phrasing. 5. The student then goes to the board and calls on another student to call out the phone number they have selected.

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