Introducing People

‘Introducing People’ shows students how to introduce people in the third person as well as practise introducing themselves.

What You Need

1 x DimmiDeck

Suggested Lesson Plan

(This is the Presentation and Practise phase of a PPP lesson. The Production and phase can be found in ‘Speed Networking’)


  1. Write the following on the board…
    What ___ name?
    Where ___ from?
    How old ___ you?
    What ___ you do?
  2. Elicit the missing words and complete as a class.
  3. Model a conversation with a strong student where they ask you each question in turn and you introduce yourself.Student – What’s your name?
    Teacher – “I’m Dan”
    Student – Where are you from?
    Teacher – “I’m from London”
    Student – What do you do?
    Teacher – “I’m a teacher.”
    Student – How old are you?
    Teacher – I’m 35.
  4. Repeat the model conversation, this time changing roles and asking the student the questions.
  5. After successfully modelling the activity, have the students do the exercise with each other, paying attention to the grammar.
  6. Next, feed back by having the students introduce their partner in the third person.
  7. Clarify meaning, form and pronunciation of the new language.


  1. Choose a DimmiDeck card at random. ‘Introduce’ them to the class using the same formula. Invent a name, an age and a nationality.
  2. Model the exercise again using a strong student and write the information they come up with on the board for everyone to see. Name, Age, Job, Nationality.
  3. Go round every student and create a profile for each character. Board all the characters.
  4. Have students practise the grammar by introducing themselves and then their DimmiDeck character to their partner.
  5. Monitor as normal and feedback as a whole class.


For the production phase, play ‘Speed Networking’, a role-play where students must walk around and introduce themselves and their new DimmiDeck characters to their classmates. Remember to remove the grammar and complete sentences from the board before this exercise, but leave the character information visible.

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Speed Networking

Students introduce themselves and their DimmiDeck friends to each other quickly.



Students make sentences using prepositions of place.


Where’s the doctor?

A kinaesthetic activity using prepositions of place.



Students practise verbs in the present continuous using mime.


What are they doing?

Students study the present continuous in the third person for actions in the present.


Describing People

Students use ‘have’ or ‘have got’ for describing people.


Match Maker – Clothing

Making flashcards is a classic, fun and engaging way of teaching language.


Memory Match Up – Clothing

Students use their memory to find the clothing vocabulary that they’ve just Practised. Great for kids and beginners!

What You Need

9 DimmiDeck cards – The Farmer, The Artist, The Student, The Teacher ♂, The Secretary, The Waiter
1-4 students

Suggested Lesson Plan

(This activity is the Production phase of a PPP lesson plan. A suggested Presentation and Practise phase can be found here)

  1. Now that your students have been Presented the vocabulary and Practised it in the match up activity, they need a freer opportunity to Produce it.
  2. Deal the 12 Character Cards at random face down on the table. Place the vocabulary flashcards you made in a neat pile next to them.
  3. Students take it in turns to turn over one of the vocabulary cards.
  4. Have them read the vocabulary aloud.
  5. If they find the word on the card, they keep the card and get one point. If not, students should remember the card’s position and turn it back over.
  6. The next student chooses a new vocabulary card and repeats.
  7. Repeat until all the cards are gone. 
  8. Adapt the activity based on the level of the students and the target language. For example, rather than simply read the word they can practise question forms. Does he have a belt? No he doesn’t. Does she have a hat? Yes she does! Alternatively you can use the form ‘is he wearing a belt?’


This activity is also great for any of the 9 vocabulary sets in DimmiDeck such as ‘jobs’ or ‘common verbs’. With the full DimmiDeck, we recommend considering a different kind of matchup game where students must find two cards with a specific topic. For examples ‘two people wearing glasses’. This also opens up plural verbs forms and possessives.


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