Among the many "getting-to-know-you" activities that I've participated in so far, I liked "two truths and one lie". This is a game where everyone has to think of two truths and one lie about themselves. Students will take turns in presenting the three things they've thought of to the rest of the class, and others will have to guess which one is the lie. Obviously, this game would work best when you have a small number of people in your class. I liked this game, because it gives you a chance to know all sorts of quirks and experiences of your classmates.

Another one that I liked is also a lying game

. I'm not entirely sure what it is called but I remember calling it the "couch game".

You ask the students to write one strange fact about themselves or an outlandish experience they've had on a piece of paper. You ask them to write their names on it and put it in a bowl and mix it up. The teacher picks one piece of paper and reads it out aloud without telling the students who it is. Then s/he asks three people (the person who wrote it and two others picked at random) to come out to the front and elaborate on this fact/experience. That is, the real person would be telling the truth and two others will have to make something up and pretend it's their own story. The rest of the class needs to guess to whom the story really belongs.

This activity might take up the whole class, but it is a lot of fun!