Tag: warm up
DON’T TOUCH ME!
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
Pass the Pen!
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, … Read More ....
This is the perfect icebreaker and getting to know you activity! See an already made version HERE.
First, write 3 very simple sentence prompts on the board. For example something like this….
1. I like ………………………..
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Show n’ Tell
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. … Read More ....
What did you do yesterday?
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.”
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2 Truths, 1 Lie Game
This is a standard EFL game and a great way to icebreak and get students to know about each other.
1. Write 3 sentences about yourself on the board. Use sentence starters, for example:
A) I like to ……………… in … Read More ....
What’s the first word you think of when I say…….?
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 … Read More ....