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Find your double.

1. Aims of the activity:

The activity can be used as a warm-up exercise or conversation starter
with advanced students. It can also be used to practice asking and
answering questions with intermediate or beginner classes.

2. Instructions:

1. Begin by telling students that they have a double in the class.
2. Distribute a handout containing personal information such as age,
name, nationality, occupation, interests, etc.

3. Each student should have a handout.

4. Students are given a minute to read their information in order to
become comfortable with their new identity and think of appropriate
questions to ask others.

5. When they are ready, they must leave their paper behind and
mingle with the other students in order to find their double, the person
with exactly the same information.

6. They can only do this by asking questions.

7. When they find the double, they can sit down.

8. Ask students to determine their identity (each pair is someone
famous)

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Alexander Graham Bell. Cut the paper in half and
distribute each half to different students.

1. My name is Alexander.
2. I was born in Scotland.
3. I was born in the 19th century.
4. I am famous.
5. I am a scientist.
6. I am 161 years old.
7. I’m quite interested in the science of acoustics.
8. Sometimes I worked with the deaf.

1. My name is Alexander.
2. I was born in Scotland.
3. I was born in the 19th century.
4. I am famous.
5. I am a scientist.
6. I am 161 years old.
7. I’m quite interested in the science of acoustics.
8. Sometimes I worked with the deaf.

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Alexander Fleming

1. My name is Alexander.
2. I was born in Scotland.
3. I was born in the 19th century.
4. I am famous.
5. I am a scientist.
6. I am 127 years old.
7. I studied and worked at St. Mary’s hospital in London.
8. I got a Nobel Prize.

1. My name is Alexander.
2. I was born in Scotland.
3. I was born in the 19th century.
4. I am famous.
5. I am a scientist.
6. I am 127 years old.
7. I studied and worked at St. Mary’s hospital in London.
8. I got a Nobel Prize.
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Mary Curie

1. My name is Mary.
2. I come from Europe.
3. I am famous.
4. I lived in the 19th century.
5. I am a scientist.
6. I went to university in Paris.
7. I was the first female professor at the university of Paris.

1. My name is Mary.
2. I come from Europe.
3. I am famous.
4. I lived in the 19th century.
5. I am a scientist.
6. I went to university in Paris.
7. I was the first female professor at the university of Paris.

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Mary Shelley
1. My name is Mary.
2. I come from Europe.
3. I am famous.
4. I lived in the 19th century.
5. I am a writer.
6. My husband is also a writer.
7. I like scary stories.

1. My name is Mary.
2. I come from Europe.
3. I am famous.
4. I lived in the 19th century.
5. I am a writer.
6. My husband is also a writer.
7. I like scary stories.

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Mary Mallon (Typhoid Mary)

1. My name is Mary.
2. I come from Europe.
3. I am famous.
4. I lived in the 19th century.
5. I am a writer.
6. My husband is also a writer.
7. I like scary stories.

1. My name is Mary.
2. I come from Europe.
3. I am famous.
4. I lived in the 19th century.
5. I am a writer.
6. My husband is also a writer.
7. I like scary stories.

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