Lion Tamer (ESL Activity)

Level: pre-intermediate+

Practises: yes/no questions, question-word questions

Teacher prepares stickers with a profession on each one. The stickers are stuck to students' foreheads. Each student never sees his own sticker so doesn't know his profession. Students try to discover their own profession by asking yes/no questions (do I work at night? am I rich? do I wear a uniform?) in turn. Works best in smallish groups.

Students should be encouraged to think of the usual question words (where do I work? when do I work? why? who? how? how much? etc) and to formulate appropriate yes/no questions to obtain the required information.

Some suggested "professions":