Assignment: Speech to Introduce a Classmate

Students introduce their partners.

A pre-speech speaking activity.

Students are divided into pairs by chance–perhaps by drawing pennies out of a cup after each coin has been labeled by a student with his/her name in indelible ink–and interview each other using a form provided by the instructor. The pairs then introduce each other to the rest of the class. This is basically an ice-breaking, getting-to-know-you activity.

View a sample video of students performing this task on the Open Course Library Youtube channel:

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