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Indoor /Outdoor Activities

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Indoor /Outdoor Activities


By the end of the activity pupils will be able to:

ask about what people are doing

Target Language:

What is she/he doing? what are they doing?

Time needed for preparation:

5 minutes

Time needed in class:

60 minutes



Language Focus:


Activity Use:


Pupil Task:

Pair Work

Which learning institute:



Picture / question cards, hobbies word cards.

Procedure before class:

1.       Make one copy of picture/question cards sheet for every three pupils.
2.       Enlarge the picture cards to make flashcards.


Procedure in class:

1.       Introduce different hobbies using flash cards.
2.       Ask volunteers to come to the board and pick the picture of their favourite hobby. They hold up the card and say “ My hobby is _________” or “ I like __________”.
3.       The pupils take the cards back to their places.
4.       The teacher then introduces the word cards and drills their spelling.
5.        Teacher distributes the word cards to pupils who don’t have picture cards.
6.       Pupils match the word cards to the correct pictures. Cards are then displayed on the board.
7.       Teacher asks individual pupils about their favourite hobbies. Teacher then writes the following questions on the board and elicits answers about the different flashcards.

  • What is she/he doing?
  • What are they doing?

8.       Teacher models asking and answering the above question.
9.       Give each pupil one picture/question card.
10.    Each pupil finds a partner and asks about his/her hobby. They ask the question on the back of each card. Pupils answer their friends’ questions, for example ‘They are playing badminton’.
11.    Partners swap cards and look for another partner to ask them about their cards.
12.    Repeat Step 10 with two more friends.


Follow Up:

Pupils can separate the picture cards from the question cards and play Snap game.

Pupils can use the picture/question cards to create a class book about indoor and outdoor activities.

Pupils categorise picture cards into outdoor and outdoor activities. 


For more advanced students:

After Step 12, Pupils write three sentences about their favourite hobbies.

For weaker students:

Step 9: Pupils copy from the board the name of the activity and write it beneath the picture.

After Ste 12, Pupils draw pictures of their favourite hobby.


 Pupils can draw a double bubble map about indoor and outdoor activities and write common and different things between them.