I’m all about simple activities that require nothing in the way of preparation or materials and can fill a few minutes at the end of class. Me Too! is one of those activities but it’s not just a time-filler—it can be used to review key grammar and vocabulary and it also focuses on listening and speaking skills.
Let’s get into all the details about Me Too! including how to do it, teaching tips and more. Keep on reading for all the information you need to use this no-prep activity in your English classes today.
Me Too! ESL Activity for Listening and Speaking
Time: 10 minutes
This is a simple activity to uncover what your students have in common with one another. If possible, arrange the seats in a circle, so everyone can see each other. Begin by sharing a fact about yourself that you don’t think is unique or unusual. For example, “I like to hike in my free time.”
Any students in the class who also enjoy hiking should stand (or raise their hands) and say, “Me, too!” Go around the circle and have each student share one fact about themselves related to what you just said. For example, “I like to hike at ABC park.”
You could extend the activity by keeping track of numbers and noting which facts are common to the most students.
You may need to remind them that these are not unusual facts; these should be things they expect to have in common with at least one other person. For example, “My favourite food is _____” might have a few other people who have the same answer but it wouldn’t be the entire class.
However, they should not choose facts that everyone would share. For example, “I go to _____ school.” All students in that class in that school would share that in common!
- If possible, arrange the seats in a circle.
- Begin by sharing a fact about yourself that you don’t think is unique or unusual. For example, “I like to hike in my free time.”
- Ask any students in the class who also enjoy hiking to stand (or raise their hands) and say, “Me, too!”
- Go around the circle and have each student share one fact about themselves.
- You could extend the activity by keeping track of numbers and noting which facts are common to the greatest number of students.
You could consider having students do a short writing assignment based on this activity. Perhaps writing down five new things that they learned about their class.
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