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Human Bingo - Getting to Know You Activity

Level: Any Level

Have the students divide an 8.5" x 11" paper into 9 squares (two vertical lines / two horizontal lines. The middle square is the "free" space. Next, put a list of 5 questions on the board (these can vary in difficulty). For example:

  1. What is your name?
  2. Where are you from?
  3. How long have you been in the USA?
  4. What is the strangest thing you have eaten here?
  5. (they make a question)
The students must then interview 8 different people in the class to fill in the bingo page. Each square on the paper represents one person's answers. When they have written all the answers from one person, they go on to someone else until all of the boxes on the paper are filled. When everyone has finished, the teacher uses the class list to call off names. For example, if the teacher says, "Who has Rodrigo?", the students who interviewed Rodrigo would then provide the answers he gave to the bingo questions.

It's a fun game that gets students speaking right away. It usually takes a while to complete.
Submitted by: Rachel Scheiner

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