The Interview – Making Questions
Your classroom is suddenly full of aspiring journalists and celebrities from different fields. Use this interactive PDF online or print it out to practice question-making and conversation.
The Interview is one of the activities found in Vocabtivate: Introductions. This interactive PDF makes it even easier to share it in your online classroom. Display, screen share, add to a virtual whiteboard or send to your students in order to use the interactive functionality during an online lesson or for homework to prepare for a future lesson. The possibilities are abundant and we hope you find the best way to use it for you.
- Put students in pairs. Students will take turns being interviewer and interviewee.
- Each student must prepare six questions to interview the other student based on the theme of the magazine they write for (found on the “JOURNALIST” profiles).
- Then, students take turns playing the role of journalist. They pose their 6 questions and note the responses on the response line in the PDF.
- From here, you can do a few different things:
- Have students display their interviews one at a time for others to see. The other students can vote on their favorite question or response, etc.
- Have every student screenshot their interview and copy and paste it onto a Google Jamboard frame or other virtual whiteboard tool.
- Have students correct each other’s writing mistakes.
- Have yours students send you their completed PDF and correct their mistakes at home yourself.
- Talk about what makes a good interview question, then write 6 great interview questions as a class.
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