Each person writes one or two sentences, folds the paper and passes it to the next person. Nobody can see what has been written before.
Each student needs a piece of paper and a pen, and the teacher needs a list of questions. This is a possible list of questions:
· What’s your name and where are you from?
· What do you like doing in your free time?
· Why are you learning English?
· What is your family like? (you could also say ‘Describe your family’ if the ‘is…like’ structure is too difficult)
· When was your last holiday? What did you do?
· What are you going to do this evening?
· What are your future plans? Is English important for your future?
· What is one thing you love and one thing you hate?
Students answered the questions one at a time, folded the paper and passed it on, then answered the next question. In the end, we had over one page of writing for each student, something which they are often reluctant to produce otherwise.