Three speaking activities for a
language class with a large number
of students
Dai Cui
Disclaimer: I didn’t create these
activities; only adapted them and find
them useful
Speed Dating 闪电约会
1. The class stands in two lines (line A and line
B), face to face;
2. Line A asks questions, and Line B answers
them – all in Chinese!
3. After finishing your question, everyone in
both lines moves to the position of the person
on your right, and repeats 2. with a different
4. Repeat 3. until the game is over.
Speed Dating 闪电约会
Level 1: Oral test 1
A. Hello! 你好!nǐ hǎo!
B. Hello! 你好!nǐ hǎo!
A. How are you?
B. I am fine,
thank you
A. Bye.
你好吗?nǐ hǎo ma?
我很好,wǒ hěn hǎo,
谢谢你 xiè xiè,
再见。zài jiàn
再见。zài jiàn
Speed Dating 闪电约会 (五)
A1. Hello!
B. Hello!
你好!nǐ hǎo!
你好!nǐ hǎo!
A2. What is your name?
nǐ jiào shén me míng zi?
B. My name is xxx. 我叫 xxx.
wǒ jiào xxx
A3. Are you a high school student? 你是高中生吗?nǐ shì gāo zhōng shēng ma?
B. Yes. I am
是,我是高中生。 shì, wǒ shì gāo zhōng
A4. Which country are from?
B. I am from the U.S.
A5. Where do you live?
B. I live in Salt Lake City.
A6. Bye.
B. Bye.
你是哪国人?nǐ shì nǎ guó rén?
我是美国人 wǒ shì měi guó rén
你住在哪儿? nǐzhù zài nǎ er?
我住在盐湖城 wǒ zhù zài yán hú chéng
再见。zài jiàn
再见。zài jiàn
Team Competition: Bluff 虚张声势
This is a quiet安静 game游戏。
(1)None should say the answer until you are called by
the opposite team.
(2) You cannot ask your neighbor the answer; be
quiet! 请安静
(3) even if you do not know the answer, you may
choose to raise your hand, helping your team to
earn points. Bluff! However, you may be called on.
Competition between team 2 and team 3
Team 1 一队
1.decide to raise your hand –
your decision, whether you
know or do not know the
Team 2 二队
2. When hearing the question
from the teacher, one
person picks up a person
from Team 1 who raises his
hand but you hope he does
not know the answer;
3. if answered correctly, team
1 receives points of the total
4. If Team 1 answers
hands raised;
incorrectly, Team 1 picks up
5. For next question, team 1
one person in Team 2 to
picks up a hand in Team 2 to
answer; correct: receives
answer, and repeat 2. 3. 4,
the points of team 1’s
and so on.
hands raised; if incorrect,
no team receives points;
1. I have one older brother
2. I don’t have siblings
3. I have three younger sisters
4. I don’t have brothers
Review 复习: It’s all about ME
一, 二, 三, 四
1. My name is …
2. I am a high school student
3. I go to 9th/10th/11th grade
4. I live in Salt Lake City
5. I am an American
6. I can speak (a little bit of)
7. I am 14 (15, 16, 17) years old
this year
8. I have (don’t have) siblings
9. My family has (5) members

Three activities for a language class with a large