Recipes Tagged ‘icebreaker

This is a nice way to get students to know each other.   Make a quick organizer for writing. Have the students fold an A4 “hamburger” like, 4 times. They will have 8 lines for writing when they unfold it. They must write 8 sentences about themselves, all beginning with “I am….”.  Teacher monitors.  Next, […]

This generates a lot of talk and students are always very interested in each other’s lives. Write down on the board some of your own (the teacher) family names. Underneath write; A. Who is …………………..? B. …….. is ………..’s ……………. A. ……………………………? Students ask the teacher about the family members on the board. The teacher […]

  This is just one of many ways your students can communicately introduce themselves. Give each student a slip of paper. Ask them to write their name and two things they like (or you can switch this to suit your class – like from? / Nationality? job? etc…). Next, students stand up and introduce themselves […]

This is great for practicing past participles and the present progressive tense. Arrange group into a large circle with one person in the middle. The leader will prompt with the phrase Have you ever ? The person in the middle will finish the phrase. Example: Have you ever had candy bars for breakfast? Each of […]

Show n’ Tell

In: Elementary|Recipe

21 Jul 2009

This is a very basic everyday lesson starter and icebreaker. A learner brings an item from home and talks about it in front of the group. Give learners enough advance notice to prepare and remind them again before their turn. Have a back up plan in case the learner forgets to bring an item. Beginners […]

This is a nice ice breaker or regular class starter.   Have a learner stand in front of the group and make one statement about yesterday, such as “Yesterday I went shopping.” Then let everyone else ask questions to learn more information, such as “Who did you go with?” “What did you buy?” “What time […]

3 Truths, 1 Lie Game

In: Recipe

20 Jul 2009

This is a standard EFL game and a great way to icebreak and get students to know about each other. 1. Write 4 sentences about yourself on the board. Use sentence starters, for example: A) I like to ……………… in my free time. B) I have never …………………….. C) I can …………… very well. D) […]


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