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ESL / EFL RESOURCES Cupid's Dating Agency

Activity Type Introduction


Reading, writing, In this engaging teaching activity, students create dating profiles
listening and speaking of peoples' likes and dislikes and then match people together,
activity, pair and group according to their preferences.
work
Procedure
Language Focus Divide the students into pairs.
Phrases for expressing
Check that the students understand the concept of a dating agency
likes and dislikes
and review language for expressing likes and dislikes.

Give half the pairs a set of six male cards and the other half a set
Aim
of six female cards.
To create dating profiles
of peoples' likes and Tell the students to look at the pictures on the cards and fill in each
dislikes and then to profile with information about that person's likes and dislikes.
match people together,
according to their When the students have finished, each pair joins up with another
preferences. pair that has an opposite set of cards, so one pair should have
male cards and the other should have female cards.

Preparation Explain that the students run a dating agency called Cupid's.
Make one copy of the
Their task is to match the clients on the cards together for a date,
male and female cards
according to their preferences.
for every four students.
Make sure there are
The pairs then take it in turns to read out each profile to the other
equal sets of cards.
pair.

Level The students discuss the profiles and match the people together,
according to their likes and dislikes.
Pre-intermediate
Students should try to pair up all the men and women if possible
and think of reasons for their choices.
Time
Afterwards, each group tells the class about their most promising
40 minutes dates and feedback is given.

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LIKES AND DISLIKES

ESL / EFL RESOURCES Cupid's Dating Agency

Female cards

Client A Client B

Name: .................................... Name: ....................................

I'm crazy about ....................................... I really enjoy ..........................................

I also love .............................................. and ........................................................

I'm very interested in ............................... I find .............................. very interesting.

and ........................................................ I'm also keen on ......................................

I find ......................................... relaxing and I quite like ................................. too.

but I loathe ............................................ I think .................................. is awesome

I also don't like ....................................... but I really hate ......................................

Client C Client D

Name: .................................... Name: ....................................

I'm mad about ........................................ I'm very keen on ....................................

I also really enjoy .................................... I love ............................. at the weekend.

I like ...................................................... I also really like .......................................

and ........................................................ and I think ............................. can be fun.

but I can't stand ...................................... I don't mind ............................................

I think ................................ is very boring or ..........................................................

and I absolutely loathe ............................. but I can't stand ......................................

Client E Client F

Name: .................................... Name: ....................................

I'm really into ......................................... I'm into ..................................................

and I really like ....................................... and I really like ............................ as well.

I also find ............................ very relaxing I think ................................... can be fun.

I quite like .............................................. I also enjoy ............................................

and ........................................................ and ........................................................

I don't mind ............................................ I dislike ..................................................

but I really hate ...................................... and I find ...................... incredibly boring.

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LIKES AND DISLIKES

ESL / EFL RESOURCES Cupid's Dating Agency

Male cards

Client 1 Client 2

Name: .................................... Name: ....................................

I'm very keen on ..................................... I'm mad about ........................................

and ........................................................ I like ......................................................

I also love .............................................. and ........................................................

I really enjoy .......................................... I think .......................... is very interesting

I think ............................ is very relaxing. but I find ....................... incredibly boring.

I also don't mind ..................................... I don't mind ............................................

but I really hate ...................................... but I absolutely loathe ..............................

Client 3 Client 4

Name: .................................... Name: ....................................

I'm really into ......................................... I love .....................................................

and ........................................................ and ........................................................

I'm also very keen on ............................... I'm very interested in ..............................

I think ........................................... is fun I also really enjoy ....................................

and I quite like ........................................ and I quite like ............................ as well.

I don't mind ............................................ I don't mind ............................................

but I can't stand ...................................... but I absolutely loathe ..............................

Client 5 Client 6

Name: .................................... Name: ....................................

I'm crazy about ....................................... I'm mad about ........................................

I also like ............................................... I also enjoy ............................................

and ........................................................ and ........................................................

I find .................................. very relaxing I find ............................... very interesting

and I think ........................ can be fun too. and I like ......................................... too.

I don't like .............................................. I think ....................................... is boring

and I really hate ...................................... and I can't stand .....................................

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