Speaking activity: Make vs. Do



Interview some of the other members of the class. Be prepared to report back general findings and interesting individual facts.

In your family / household:

  • Who makes the meals?
  • Who makes the beds?
  • Who makes the most mess?
  • Who makes the most noise?
  • Who makes the decisions?
  • Who makes the most mistakes?
  • Who makes the most complaints?
  • Who makes the most phone calls?
  • Who does the cleaning?
  • Who does the shopping?
  • Who does the washing-up?
  • Who does the ironing?
  • Who could do with a bit more recognition?

Find someone who…

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Find someone who:

  • drank coffee this morning.
  • watched TV yesterday.
  • grew up in the country.
  • played basketball or soccer in the last week.
  • who skipped breakfast.
  • took the bus to school.
  • cut their hair in the last month.
  • had a date in the last week.
  • took a trip last summer.
  • went shopping on the weekend.
  • read the newspaper this morning.
  • watched the news yesterday.
  • grew up in the city.
  • who ate breakfast.
  • had a drink with friends in the last week.
  • went to the beach last summer.
  • lived with their grandmother when they grew up.
  • caught a cold in the last month.
  • who ate fish yesterday.
  • found money on the street.
  • went fishing last summer.



Speaking for Beginners: Leaving/Taking a Messgage on the Telephone

Leaving/Taking a Message on the Telephone



Information you will need:

  • Your name.
  • Who you want to speak to.
  • The reason for your call.
  • Your phone number.



Hello, this is _____________________ . This message is for ________________________. I’m calling about ____________________________________________________________. You can reach me anytime at _________________________________________________. Thank you!

Taking a Message on the Telephone

Information you will have to collect:

  • Caller’s name.
  • The reason for their call.
  • Caller’s phone number.
  • Where the caller can be reached.
  • When the caller can be reached.
Caller’s Name 1)
Reason for the call 1)
Caller’s Phone Number 1)
Where the caller can be reached 1)
When the caller can be reached 1)


Tip: Use real phones! Have the student acting as the caller leave the room and make the call from another room. Put them on speaker, and have the rest of the students take down the information needed.