Back support

incl. materials
30 min.


The learner can give and receive compliments.


  • Paper and pens
  • Cardboard plates
  • Glue and strong tape


Glue a sheet of paper on every plate.


  • Sit in a circle.
  • Start giving compliments to each learner.
  • Explain and discuss what a compliment is.
    How does it make you feel?
    Do you like receiving a compliment?
    Do you compliment easily?
    On what do you compliment?
  • Ask for and teach words and ways to formulate a compliment.
  • Ask the learners to tape the plates to each other’s back.
  • Let them walk around in the classroom.
  • On a sign of you, the learners form pairs and write a compliment on each other’s plate.
  • Each learner should receive a compliment from all the others.
  • Let each learner read the compliments they have received, aloud.
  • Write well written compliments on the board.


You can have the group discussion on compliments after the exercise.

Tips for the instructor

  • In case of an odd number of participants, you can join in or have one trio.
  • Take pictures of each plates and send them to the learners via WhatsApp.