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Telephone [Grammar Introductions]by BUSYTEACHER_admin

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. Everyone knows grammar charts are dull. But you can liven them up with the old game of telephone. To introduce a new grammatical structure, whisper a sample sentence in a students ear. Have the student repeat what s/he heard to the next student, and then s/he repeats what s/he heard to the next student, and so on. The last student writes what s/he heard on the board, and then you write the correct sentence below it. Have fun comparing the telephone version to the correct one, and then introduce the key grammatical structures.

Paper Airplane Factsby sauditeacher

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. Get your students to write 5 or more facts about themselves, fold their piece of paper into a paper airplane then fly the plane across the room. Who ever it lands nearest to, picks up the airplane, reads the facts out loud and tries to guess who wrote the facts.

Improvisionby Asnate

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. This is a fun way to make your students talk like they would talk in a daily life - improvising dialogues. They work in groups with different topics chosen by you or their class mates. It stimulates to use the vocabulary they have, practice it and make conversations they would in daily life. It is also great to have fun activities in class.

In this speaking exercise you ask students to come to the front and do a little drama/ dialogue. Procedure : 1. Prepare small cards with different characters (example, pop band singer (2-3), a fan, a police man) or you can ask your students to give the plot of situation (if you have creative students) 2. Ask a number (according to number of characters) come in front and using a lottery choose their character 3. If level of English is low, give few minutes, not more than 5, to prepare, so they know what they will do. 4. Let them improvise!

Interview Warmerby MissV

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. Divide your learners into pairs. Ask them to take three minutes to interview each other. Each interviewer has to find 3 interesting facts about their partner. Bring everyone back to together and ask everyone to present the 3 facts about their partner to the rest of the group. Watch the time on this one, keep it moving along.

Each person takes a turn to ask questions and figure out who they are. For example, Am I alive? Am I female? Am I in a band? Only yes or no questions can be asked. If the answer is no, their turn is over. If the answer is yes, they can ask another question and keep going until they get a no, or guess who they are. Keep playing until everyone has guessed, or if time is short, stop after the first few correct answers.

Bingo (Play with the Language)by MissV

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. Encourage children to actively learn new vocabulary and read it out to their classmates...if they win! Get them drawing and writing the words they have choosen for the Bingo card. Reinforce and check the children's listening ability with this fun, traditional game BINGO! Course: Primary Material: piece of card (20x15cm) for each child Instructions: - Give each of the children a card and ask them to divide it into six squares and then draw a picture of a vocabulary word they have learned in each square. - Get them to write down what they have drawn on a piece of paper and cut the words out. Collect the words and put them into a bag. - Take the words out one by one and call them out. Whoever has the object drawn on his/her bingo card should cover it. The winner is the first one to cover all his/her cards. The winning child reads out the names during the next game.

What Do Our Names Mean?by BUSYTEACHER_admin

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. A good first-day activity is to, when introducing ourselves, give the meaning of our names (as well as the spelling and pronunciation as necessary). Many students will know their names meanings, and most people enjoy discussing their names. Those students who dont know their names meaning may be inspired to find out by the next class.

This is a valuable activity because it provides speaking and listening practice as students discuss their names. In addition, it provides extra processing time of each name, increasing the likelihood it will be remembered.

True/False Cardsby BUSYTEACHER_admin

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. When introducing a new topic to class, distribute index cards to every student. On each of the cards a statement on the topic should be written: some true, some false. Students then must decide which statements are true and which are false, using whatever means they desire: their

Title Scrabbleby BUSYTEACHER_admin

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. Before beginning a reading, write its title on the board and play a modified game of scrabble with it: finding as many words within the title as possible. Even a simple title like Reunion yields union, run, and rein, etc. Students will also inevitably discuss the title itself, what it means, and what the reading is likely to be about.

In this way students are developing their vocabulary as well as preparing for the reading. text, each others knowledge base, the Internet, etc. With this method, students get introduced to the topic and clarify any preconceived notions, correct or incorrect, they have on it while interacting with their peers and even doing a little research.

Good Morning Warmerby Margita

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. It's a great game activity. It may be used as an ice-breaker or a "getting to know each other" speaking activity. The level in fact depends on you, because you may change the questions. It doesn't require a lot of preparation from you, but gives your students an opportunity to speak without being stressed. My students really loved playing the game. PREPARATION - At home prepare some questions or tasks, depending on your students level. In less advanced groups the tasks should be as simple as these: - smile at a person sitting opposite you, - shake hands with your neighbors, - pay a nice compliment to a third person sitting on your right, - ask a question a second person sitting on your left, - what is your friend like?, - what do you do in your free time?, - what is your favourite book about?, etc. In more advanced groups the tasks can be a bit more complicated: - what was the happiest day of your life?, - where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world?, - what would you change if you were the headmaster of our school?, etc. Write each question or task on a separate strip of paper and put them all into a basket. PROCEDURE Ask your students to sit in a circle. Give them a basket with your questions/tasks, play music (it should be a fast piece of music). While the music is playing, they should be passing the basket to a person sitting on their right (so the basket is wandering around the circle). Stop the music the person who is holding the basket should take one strip of paper and answer the question or do the task. My students really like playing the game and they have great time learning English, getting to know one another and playing at the same time :)

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. On the first day of class, have students complete a short questionnaire that assesses their learning styles. For example, ask questions such as Do you prefer to hear directions or see directions? Do you prefer reading or doing hands-on activities? Ask about ten questions. Collate the answers after class to find out if more students in the class are visual or kinesthetic learners, for example.

This activity is helpful for the teacher to find out not only what the whole classs overall preferred learning styles are but also those of individual learners, important information in preparing lessons.

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. A favourite of mine is criss-cross. This only works if the students are in rows though. One column stands up and you ask questions. The first student to raise their hand can answer the question. If they get it right, they sit down. Continue until only one student is standing. The row that intersects with that student then stands up. Repeat until you are out of questions. If you aren't in rows, you can do with a box and ball. Put the questions in a box and have them pass the box and ball to music. When the music stops, the student with the box takes a question and asks it to the student with the ball. For higher level students you can let them make the questions themselves.

Qualities of a Good Studentby BUSYTEACHER_admin

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. Start the semester off with a writing assignment on what makes a good student. Have students write in class the first day on this topic. They may brainstorm ideas first with each other and teacher. Or they may do a quick write silently and then share their ideas with peers. Often theyre very surprised when their ideas are similar. The final essay on the topic can be due in a week.

With this method students are generating ideas at the beginning of term on how to succeed academically while practicing writing skills.

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Hey, how do I download it? This is a warmer, and there is nothing to download. It's just an idea for your lesson, not a worksheet. In this activity, a student volunteers to be in the fishbowl: that is, she sits in the center of the room with her classmates all around. She gives her ideas on a topic for several minutes. Her peers should avoid asking questions until she is finished. They may take notes and write a response. Another student may then volunteer to be in the fishbowl.

This is good practice for both speaking fluency and listening accuracy: since students arent engaged in exchange in the process, the listeners must focus solely on the speaker, who in turn must focus completely on speaking clearly.

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They can then share their journal with a peer before turning it in. With this activity students, as well as the teacher, get an idea of their own understanding of the reading, through their summaries and how well they coincide with their peers. Students are also developing valuable skills in responding to reading.

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This strategy not only provides valuable review of the topic and its vocabulary but also speaking skills and group work practice. In the end, students will have a graphic organizer of key course concepts to put on the wall and refer to during this unit of instruction.

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This is actually a good opportunity for a lesson in pragmatics, or how language is used to get people to act. The teacher can point out that actually the sign is not really an expression of gratitude, even if it seems so with the use of thank you. Its actually a polite directive: Dont Smoke. This becomes a lesson not only in how to decipher a specific sign but in pragmatics, or how language is actually used to get others to act.

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Enjoy!

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Write on the board: I liked it when I didnt like it when Pupils complete these sentences for themselves. When they have finished, they move around the class exchanging their opinions. They make a note ofanyone who had the same likes or dislikes. Compare the results with the class.

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When the teachers tells them Up,up,up, secretaries have to raise their cards. Each correct word is 10 points, spelling mistake 5 points.