Find The Couple

This is a simple activity where students ask each other passive-voiced questions to find out which two students on their worksheets are a couple.

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Originally submitted by Patrick Bickford on Oct 27, 2009.


  • The objective is to find out who the two couples are.
  • After handing out the Worksheets A & C to the class, they mingle, greet, play Janken, and the winners starts by asking their partner, "Is ~~ liked by ~~?" Based upon the arrows on their worksheet, the partner responds, "Yes/No, ~~ is (not) liked by ~~." If there is no arrow on their worksheet, they reply, "I don't know." Then, they switch question/answer roles.
  • Once complete, they find another partner and repeat the process. However, if a student receives an "I don't know." there next partner must be a teacher.
  • Once they figure out who the two couples are, they return to their seat, flip their worksheet over and practice writing their passive-voiced responses.
  • BTW, the two couples are Minako/Osamu and Hiroshi/Tomoko.


  • For higher level classes, have to practice writing more complicated sentences: "Noriko is liked by Tadashi, but Noriko doesn't like Tadashi. She likes Osamu."


  • To keep 40 students from walking around the classroom, have only the students with Worksheet A stand up and walk around the class. Worksheet C students must remain seated.


  • Watch that the students don't simply show each other their worksheets instead of forming passive-voiced questions.



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Estimated time: 15-30 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

November 20, 2019


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