Recipes Tagged ‘warm up

This is a fun way to teach negative commands, wake up the class or simply make them laugh. Write on the board “DON’T TOUCH ME”. Have the class say the phrase with you one or two times to get used to it. Some may already know it. Poke a student GENTLY on the shoulder or […]

Conversation is the “art of exchange”. Students learn English but very seldom really learn the art of “holding a conversation” and making it a 2 way exchange. This technique helps this. Any time students are performing an activity: dialogue, discussion, task etc… train them to “pass the pen”. After speaking, the student passes the pen […]

  This is the perfect icebreaker and getting to know you activity! First, write 3 very simple sentence prompts on the board. For example something like this…. 1. I like ……………………….. 2. I don’t like …………………… 3. I can ………………… well. (change these depending on the level of your students). Next, hand out a piece […]

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) […]

I use this activity as a warm up with students. They love it and it really gets them producing and reviewing their own stored language and also becoming quicker at responding in English (and not translating). 1. Ask students at random, what’s the first word you think of when I say…? As students answer, just […]


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