Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Talking about meeting a partner and dating, watching a short film, reading and discussing questions Topic: Speed-dating Language: Questions and vocabulary related to dating Materials: Short film and speed-dating questions Downloadable materials: speed dating lesson instructions speed dating questions Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain.
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ANSWER Nowadays, the way of meeting people has changed a lot.
With the impact of social networks, online methods to meet new people have increased and got much more fashionable than other traditional ways as meeting people in a bar or at work.
Having a social life is very important in people’s lives because it can make you be happier.
Step 1 Ask your students to think of different ways of meeting a romantic partner. Step 3 Ask your students to say which way of meeting a new partner is the best and why. Tell them that one student should describe their idea of a dream date while the other student describes their idea of a nightmare date.
Traditional interviews continue even though no one enjoys them!
As each student came into the class, they were given one question each.
They were asked to sit at a table with others who had the same question.
Step 6 Tell your students they are going to watch a short film in which a young woman called Ava goes speed-dating. Ask them to come up with 10 questions they would ask if they went speed-dating.
Elicit or explain that speed-dating is an organised event normally held in a bar in which single people seeking romantic relationships have a series of short conversations with potential partners in order to determine whether there is a mutual interest. Step 10 Give the students time to answer the questions and then compare their answers with a partner. Step 12 Get feedback from the whole class and discuss what they think are the best questions.