These information gap activities are designed for high beginners or intermediate EFL/ESL students to practice communicating information. This information gap is designed to help learners practice with vocabulary related to descriptions of the body. This can be utilized with lessons that call for describing people or adjectives of description.
While completing this information gap students communicate a description of their perfect friend. The speaker describes their friend and what they look like, including facial features, hair and clothing styles. In this scaffolded information a small amount of scaffolding has been providing, including vocabulary words for students to use.
Additionally teachers can write questions on the board and review with students. Once the drawing is finished for the first partner, students change roles and the listening/drawing student becomes the new speaker. When finished both students will have a picture of their perfect friend drawn by a friend.
This activity can be made more interesting by using a blind. Have the drawing student hide the drawing from the friend and only reveal the drawing when finished. This can be great fun for students. A follow up to this activity can include writing a short paragraph to describe their dream friend.
Reduce printing by putting the page up on projector and having students draw in their notebook. This change will quickly turn this into a low budget, low prep activity.