This letter is a test to see how
well the children know each other.
It is the kind of list of questions you
might find in magazines in which readers are asked to fill in their personal
preferences and reactions to certain situations.
In this quiz the
students are asked to give
not only their personal opinions, but to guess what their partner's answers will
be as well. They will only have to copy the underlined
words from the questions.
Again, point out that they should not
forget to include their personal news and reactions to the letter that was
Both sides should mail their letters at
the same time. Otherwise, one of the two will already have the answers and will
not be able to make his or her guesses. If you receive the letters before your students
have finished them, do not hand them out.
When you have received all the
you can write down the number of correct guesses of each pupil. This will show
how well everyone knows his/her partner.
Only answering these questions will not be
enough. Encourage the students to write a long letter without the help of any
bricks. Explain that they have had so much practice by now, that they should not
have too many difficulties with this.
The answers to the quiz will have to be
put at the end of the letter.
receiving the letters students collect all the answers (both their partners'
and theirs) to the quiz .
The answers will be used to
charts with all or just a selection
of the questions
from the quiz.. Remember
that beforehand you have to discuss these ideas with your partners and decide
which questions to use. You can choose the ones considered to better represent the
students, their ways of thinking and acting. Each class will work with half of the chosen
build the bar charts students can use different colours to represent the different
will give an idea of the differences and
similarities between the two classes as far as each question is concerned..
charts can then be introduced in webpages and /or used for an exhibition held
at school where these products together with other outputs from previous and
following letters can be shown to all the school community.
is an example of the 1st question of the quiz where the three countries are
represented in different colours giving thus a clear idea of how the students reacted to the same question.