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Level: Basic to Pre-Intermediate

Time: 20-30 minutes

Organization: Whole Class

Aim: This activity involves all the students in a class and gives students opportunities to move around and to speak Chinese with one another. Everyone is active and has some fun.  Students who normally don't often talk to each other will talk (in Chinese) to each other. The whole class gets to know one another a little bit more, including their Chinese teacher!

(The example of the questionnaire is taken from Mandarin Express Pre-Intermediate Level B Teacher’s Manual.)


Preparation: Make photocopies of the questionnaire


  1. Give each student a questionnaire.
  2. Tell students to ask around the class until they find two students who fit in the criteria, and write their names down.
  3. Activity ends until all students have completed their questionnaires or the time is up.
  4. Teacher walks around the class and monitors the progress.

Follow up 1: Teacher invites two or three students to share what they have learned through the activity.

Follow up 2: Teacher asks each student to write down something that they find interesting during the activity.

If you have used this class activity, let us know!


April Zhang
Chinese Teacher
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