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:
Other samples are available at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL26CB614399F31194