Recipes Tagged ‘icebreaker

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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, go around the class with students reading their…

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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 replies, using “B”…

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  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 to each other.

Hi, I’m ….. and I…

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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 the people in the circle that has done what the person in the middle…

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Show n’ Tell

In: Elementary|Recipe

21 Jul 2009
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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 may only be able to share the name of an item and where…

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This is a nice ice breaker or regular class starter.

 

Have a learner stand in front of the group and…

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3 Truths, 1 Lie Game

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20 Jul 2009
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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) My favorite ………. is ……………..

Use the sentence examples that you wish.

2. State your sentences , completing them…

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